5. The physiatrist as team physician

Joel M. Press*, Cedric K. Akau, Brian L. Bowyer

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This self-directed learning module highlights important aspects of the evaluation and care of the injured athlete by a team physician. 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 components of a preparticipation examination, the on-field evaluation of head, spine, and limb injuries, and return-to-play criteria after specific injuries. Sports medicine for the physically challenged athlete, medicolegal considerations for the team physician, and anabolic steroids are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S447-S449
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Issue number5 SUPPL.
StatePublished - May 1993


  • Disabled sports
  • Preparticipation examination
  • Sports medicine
  • Team physician

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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