Load, Overload, and Recovery in the Athlete: Select Issues for the Team Physician-A Consensus Statement.

Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Apr;51(4):821-828. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001910.

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The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Sports, Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine collaborated to develop a statement on load, overload, and recovery in the athlete. “This document provides an overview of the concepts of load, overload, and recovery, as well as the musculoskeletal and psychosocial issues related to overload injuries and illnesses that are important for the team physician to understand. In addition, understanding the role of wearable devices, technology, and other tools used to measure load, overload, and recovery is important.” The document also addresses intervention strategies.

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