Selected Issues in Injury and Illness Prevention and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2016; 48(1): 159–171. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000827
This team physician consensus statement was developed by six professional associations: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine,
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine. “The goal of this document is to help the team physician improve the care of the athlete by understanding and practicing methods of injury and illness prevention in specific sports medicine problems.” The main sections are “General Concepts in Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies”, “Epidemiology”, “Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention”, “Noncontact Shoulder Injuries in Throwers and Other Overhead Athletes”, “Medical Injury Prevention” (for example, cardiovascular issues), “Head and Neck”, “Heat Illness”, and “Equipment and Injury Reduction and Modification”.