Promoting fitness in your practice is important, whether you're a team physician or you receive requests to evaluate student athletes for team sports. This also gives you the opportunity to educate athletes on injury prevention.
The AAFP’s sports medicine resources help you counsel players on risks, conduct assessments, deliver care and improve fitness safety. Access information on:
Boost your ability to evaluate injuries and use new therapeutic strategies.
Resources from Familydoctor.org.
Recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.
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 physical evaluation (PPE) forms for evaluating student athletes.
PPE forms were developed in cooperation with the following medical societies: AAFP, 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.
Team Physician Consensus Statements reflect the consensus of an expert panel of sports medicine physicians. These statements are the latest sports medicine research and medical care methods for athletes.
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.