The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) is a multi-disciplinary organization of sports medicine physicians whose members are dedicated to education, research, advocacy and the care of athletes of all ages. AMSSM members serve as team physicians at the youth level, NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS and NHL, as well as with US Olympic teams. Founded in 1991, the AMSSM comprises more than 2,500 sports medicine physicians whose goal is to provide a link between the rapidly expanding core of knowledge related to sports medicine and its application to patients in a clinical setting. www.amssm.org
A sports medicine physician has specialized training in both the treatment and prevention of illness and injury. Sports medicine physicians provide comprehensive care for athletes and other active individuals. They also serve as excellent resources for individuals who wish to become more active or begin exercise programs. To find a sports medicine physician in your area, visit www.amssm.org.