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A Proactive Approach to Injury

By January 31, 2014

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İDr. James Ting

Did you know sports medicine professionals can help prevent injuries?

James Ting, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM, of the Hoag Orthopedic Institute believes sports medicine professionals play a key and proactive role in preventing injuries on several levels.

"One of our vital functions is in the coordination and implementation of pre-participation screening, examination and evaluation of athletes," he said.

As part of that process sports medicine professionals frequently discover deficiencies or deficits in things such as strength, flexibility and stability that need to be corrected in order to prevent injuries--a process called primary prevention.

"We also may detect current minor injuries that require further treatment in order to prevent the development of major injuries, which we call secondary prevention," Dr. Ting added, noting that significant injuries may also be uncovered that require additional treatment and rehabilitation in order to prevent chronic and/or debilitating injuries.

Learn more about sports medicine professionals helping to prevent injuries.

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