Education & training
MBBS, MSc, MFSEM(UK)
A consultant in sport and exercise medicine take a holistic approach to patient care and understand the specific physical attributes required to participate in a variety of sports. Alongside treating sport and physical activity related injuries and common conditions, his job aims to increase physical activity both to reduce and treat many non-communicable diseases. Doctors in sport and exercise medicine treat and are involved in treating a variety of conditions including soft-tissue injuries of muscles and ligaments, including sprains (partial tears) and ruptures (complete tears); stress fractures; tendinopathies; medical conditions related to the musculoskeletal system MSK disorders and conditions; osteoarthritis and other degenerative conditions; female athlete triad; obesity; osteoporosis; diabetes; cancer; heart disease; hypertension; stress and mental illness; obesity; exercise-induced asthma.