1. The physiatric approach

Steve R. Geiringer*, Brian L. Bowyer, Joel M. Press

*Corresponding author for this work

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This self-directed learning module highlights key elements in this topic area. It is part of the chapter on sports medicine in the Self-Directed Medical Knowledge Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This article covers the role of the physiatrist in sports medicine and presents an overview of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries. We describe how the physiatrist relates to other sports medicine practitioners and detail the stepwise physical examination of an injured athlete by a physiatrist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S428-S432
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Issue number5 SUPPL.
StatePublished - May 1993


  • Biomechanics
  • Injured athlete
  • Physiatrist
  • Prevention
  • Sports medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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