The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM
The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) is pleased to announce the launch of its new patient -focused website, www.sportsmedtoday.com
. The site provides an easy-to-navigate, patient-centered resource center for parents, medical professionals and youth organizations interested in prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries.
"We saw the need for an interactive, patient-centered site and are excited to offer it to our local and national community members," said Amy Powell, MD, AMSSM Board of Directors.
Visitors to the site will find a searchable database with a variety of sports medicine topics arranged by sport, medical condition (injury/illness) and body part, with topics being added and updated continually throughout the year. In addition, healthcare professionals can download tip sheets to share with their patients and partners.
Dozens of the leading AMSSM sports medicine experts in their fields serve as a Senior Contributing Author, for SportsMedToday.com providing content on topics from concussions and heat illness to hamstring and overuse injuries via tip sheets and sports med related health articles. Launching in conjunction with the website is a new quarterly patient newsletter, Sports Medicine Today, featuring articles on current, seasonal sports medicine information written by sports medicine physicians. The newsletter will be available on www.sportsmedtoday.com.
Additional resources include:
Explanation on what a sports medicine physician is and why a patient would want to visit one;
Find-A-Doc function to find a sports medicine physician by name or zip code;
AMSSM Sports Medcasts (i.e. medical podcasts) produced by AMSSM member experts;
AMSSM Position Statements, including statements on concussion in sport and overuse injuries and burnout in youth sports; and
Patient advocacy sites for additional health care resources.
Founded in 1991, the AMSSM is comprised of more than 2,700 sports medicine physicians from across the country that are ideally suited to provide comprehensive medical care for athletes of all ages. The new website is being launched in conjunction with the AMSSM Annual Meeting being held April 14 - 19 at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL. For more information on the Annual Meeting, visit www.amssm.org/conferences.html.