The University of Manitoba Primary Care Sport & Exercise Medicine Fellowship program is a comprehensive training opportunity in sport and musculoskeletal medicine for the postgraduate Family Medicine Resident or practicing Family Physician. The field of sports medicine is no longer exclusively concerned with the care of athletes, but now encompasses disciplines such as exercise physiology, women’s health, health promotion and prevention issues, orthopaedic bracing, event coverage, biomechanics, geriatrics, paediatrics, internal medicine, nutrition, and psychology. The need for a multi/interdisciplinary approach to sports medicine is apparent.
Family physicians are well suited for the practice of sport and exercise medicine due to their primary care background and their commitment to the promotion of health and prevention of disease. However, the knowledge and comfort level in treating common musculoskeletal problems are not always adequate.
The skills of sport and musculoskeletal medicine are in demand due to the increasing medical importance of exercise through ones lifecycle, maintenance of ones quality of life and for musculoskeletal patient services. Sport and musculoskeletal medicine training will provide relevant management, patient centered strategies to deal with current concerns in childhood and adult obesity, the aging population with their growing epidemic of arthritis and the need for non-surgical management of musculoskeletal problems.
This program will incorporate optimal practices for musculoskeletal and sports medicine in clinical, educational and research settings.
Interviews Scheduled – November, annually
Selection Confirmed – early December, annually
Start Date – July 1, annually
Questions regarding the Primary Care Sport & Exercise Medicine Fellowship should be directed to
Dr. Hein Peters: firstname.lastname@example.org