Don’t risk the wrong diagnosis of your sports injury
They say, "no pain, no gain." But if that pain is a sports injury, you could lose a lot more than you gain. That's why it's so important to get injuries diagnosed quickly and by the right health professional. We asked the experts at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre to share their insider's knowledge and recommendations.
Diagnosis is a team effort
Many professions have developed specialist qualifications in certain areas of interest, and sports medicine is no different. That means doctors, physiotherapists and several other health professionals can specialise in sports injuries.
Because sports medicine is an evolving specialisation in a new and growing field, diagnosis of sports injuries often requires a team of experts. Experience with a sport and its common injuries can be just as important as one's profession when determining who makes the diagnosis.
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