Issues in Injury and Illness Prevention and the Team Physician: A Consensus
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”.