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History of Sports Medicine Timeline
Transcript of History of Sports Medicine Timeline
By: Jess McGorty
In the 5th Century, training was introduced, without an official study. Important figures of this time include Herodicos, who performed therapeutic exercises with Olympiads, and Galen (left) was a physician to the Gladiators.
In this year, a meeting was held in Germany in regards to the creation of the Association International Medico-Sportive. This was founded to provide medical care for athletes, specifically in the Olympics.
In this year, a small committee formed the International Congress of Sports Medicine. This group was formed to help with the prevention of sports injuries.
In 1950, the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) was formed. This group helped to enhance the quality of healthcare.
This year is significant because the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) was established. This is the largest and most prominent.
In this year, the summer olympics were taking place. Dr. J.C. Kennedy organized a group of doctors and created the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine. This was the first official team of physicians.
The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) was established. This was a group of orthopedic surgeons.
The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) was established. This group was dedicated to education, research, and collaboration of sports medicine.
Since the 5th century, the sports medicine field has been growing. In this timeline, you will become familiar with important groups and people that allowed the growth.
Since the 5th century, sports medicine has come a very long way. The field has an abundance of professions to offer. Some of these professions include a physical therapist, athletic trainer, nutritionist, massage therapist and chiropractors.