UBOSM Primary Care physician Scott Darling, M.D. gave a poster presentation in April at the 21st Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.
It featured the research of Dr. Darling and his colleagues Tony Surace, M.Ed, ATC, John Baker, Ph.D., Amy Williams, M.A., John Leddy, M.D., and Barry Willer, Ph.D.
The poster was titled “Exercise Stress Testing as a Valid Indicator of Concussion Recovery in Adolescents”. The purpose of the study was to compare standardized exercise treadmill testing with ANAM (Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics) computerized neuropsychiatric testing in assessing high school athletes’ ability to return to sports after concussion. The presentation was attended by primary care sports medicine physicians interested in post concussion management and research.
The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) is a multi-disciplinary organization of sports medicine physicians whose members are dedicated to education, research, advocacy and the care of athletes of all ages. Founded in 1991, the AMSSM is now comprised of more than 2,100 sports medicine physicians whose goal is to provide a link between the rapidly expanding core of knowledge related to sports medicine and its application to patients in a clinical setting.
The majority of AMSSM members are primary care physicians with fellowship training and added qualification in sports medicine who then combine their practice of sports medicine with their primary specialty. But the AMSSM also includes members who specialize solely in non-surgical sports medicine, serve as full-time team physicians, or specialize in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
By nature of their training and experience, sports medicine physicians are ideally suited to provide comprehensive medical care for athletes, sports teams, or active individuals who are simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.