January 2016

ACSM issues injury prevention recs

The Indianapolis IL-based American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and five other professional organizations in December 2015 released a new team physician consensus statement that outlines best practices for injury and illness prevention for athletes of all levels.

“Selected Issues in Injury and Illness Prevention and the Team Physician,” updates a statement originally published in 2007; new key recommendations involve the role of sport-specific prevention programs and equipment safety cautions.

The American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine collaborated with the ACSM to produce the statement, which they published jointly in the January issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and the January/February issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports.

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