Activity, Sports, and Exercise Medicine (ASEM) specialists treat activity-related injuries for all ages and activity levels. This specialty is for people at any stage of fitness, with a focus on helping people get active and stay active.
Activity-related injuries include damage to muscles, joints, bones, tendons, cartilage, or ligaments. For example, you might see an ASEM specialist if you tore a knee ligament while lifting a heavy bag or while exercising. These specialists also work with patients to prevent injuries.
To find an Activity, Sports, and Exercise Medicine specialist, you can:
To find out if you need a referral from your personal physician to see a sports medicine specialist, see How to Get Specialty Care.
It's always a good idea to start with your primary care doctor (or personal physician) for initial diagnosis and treatment.
To learn more, see Fitness and Exercise Resources.