Sports is a unique field. It consists of grown adults or small children tossing equipment around according to made-up rules – and somehow having quite a lot of fun doing so.
That’s why sports medicine is a unique specialty. It deals with the afflictions of active people, often involving acute treatment at the moment of injury, not just chronic overuse.
In this episode, Dr Bob talks about sports medicine, his impactful work and the value of exercise.
About the guest speaker
Dr Bob Sallis, M.D., FACSM, serves as the chairman for the Exercise is Medicine initiative and previously served as president (2007-08) of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Dr Bob received his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and his medical degree from Texas A&M University. He completed his residency in family medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fontana, Calif., where he served as chief resident. He has served as the head team physician at Pomona College since 1988, and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in sports medicine.
Dr Bob lectures and publishes extensively in the area of sports medicine and serves as chairman of the Science Advisory Committee to Governor Schwarzenegger’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He received the 2008 Community Leadership Award from the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the 2009 Leonardo da Vinci award for international leadership in sports medicine from the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine. Dr Bob currently serves as editor-in-chief of ACSM’s clinical journal, Current Sports Medicine Reports.
Opening and closing themes by Jim Cook’s computer, an Artificial Intelligence project by the Techlab.