Sports Injury Prevention

Promoting fitness in your practice is important, whether you’re a team physician or you receive requests to evaluate student athletes for team sports.

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) provides resources for physicians seeking up-to-date information on sports medicine and guidelines to help improve patients’ fitness safety.

Access information on:

Concussion Injuries

Concussion Webcasts for Physicians

Get information about the impact of sports-related head injuries in physician-led webcasts produced by the AAFP.

Patient Education on Concussions

Help your patients understand concussions with this free brochure (shipping charges apply) from the AAFP.


Preparticipation Evaluation (PPE)

Get the insight needed to help your patients make the necessary preparations to safely and successfully participate in a variety of sports.

Download easy-to-use preparticipation evaluation forms for evaluating student athletes .


PPE forms were developed in cooperation with the following medical societies: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.

Preparticipation Monograph

Order the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE) Monograph 4th Edition, a complete guide to help you prepare for your patients' preparticipation physical evaluation.


Team Physician Consensus Statement

Team Physician Consensus Statements reflect the consensus of an expert panel of sports medicine physicians on the latest sports medicine research and the most up-to-date medical care and treatment for athletes. These statements are a valuable source of information for family physicians, whether you’re a team physician or treat athletes in your practice.


The American Academy of Family Physicians has developed Team Physician Consensus Statements in collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.