What is Sports Medicine ?

Sports medicine is a specialty within the medical field that pertains to the healing and prevention of sport injuries, athlete nutrition and exercise science. Whether curing tennis elbow or repairing a basketball player’s torn ACL, sports doctors are vital to the health of athletes at all levels. A career as a sports physician offers varied benefits.

An athletic trainer is a certified health care professional who practices in the field of sports medicine. Athletic training has been recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied health care profession since 1990.[1]

As defined by the Strategic Implementation Team of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) in August 2007:[2]

“Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis[3] and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities.”

Savvas Konstantinidis is a former professional athlete and Olympic qualifier in Track & Field, representing his native Greece in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

His expertise in kinesiology, personal training, and sports medicine in conjunction with nutrition and massage therapy is unparalleled and makes him a ‘triple threat’ as a therapist.

His copyright-pending “C.E.T.” method specializes in the activation of antagonistic muscle groups and incorporating a philosophy of dynamic rehabilitation through exercise.

Savvas has worked with every level of client, ranging from Olympic-level athletes to celebrities, families, and individuals looking to relieve pain while increasing health, mobility, physical fitness, and sense of well-being.