There is nothing new about sports medicine. In fact, it has been around for a long time. But, these days, the demand for specialists in this field is growing like never before. You might be tempted to think that this is because of the introduction of newer forms of sport. Far from it.
The single reason for the prominence of sports medicine is that a generation of baby boomers is growing old but refusing to slow down. As a result, these weekend warriors are clamoring for – and getting – the very best in medical care.
In the 1920s, when sports medicine was born, treatment methods were reserved for serious sportspeople. But, in the early 1970′s, there was a sudden spurt in the desire for complete physical fitness. A large number of people began to pursue tough physical fitness programs seriously. More sportspeople led to more injuries, which in turn led to developments in sports medicine.