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History of Sports Medicine Timeline

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Jessica McGorty

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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.
5th Century
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.
1912
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.
1928
In 1950, the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) was formed. This group helped to enhance the quality of healthcare.
1950
This year is significant because the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) was established. This is the largest and most prominent.
1954
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.
1968
The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) was established. This was a group of orthopedic surgeons.
1972
The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) was established. This group was dedicated to education, research, and collaboration of sports medicine.
1991
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.
Present Day
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