Historical Development of Sports Medicine Cont. The origins of sports medicine lie in ancient Greece and ancient Rome where physical education and athletic contests was a part of youth – training and a part of everyday life. However, it was not until in 1928 at the Olympics in St. Moritz, when a committee came together to plan the First International congress of Sports Medicine. Cont. In the 5th century, however, the care of athletes was primarily the responsibility of specialists. These were trainer-coaches and were considered to be experts on diet, physical therapy, and hygiene as well as on sport-specific techniques. International and American Development International Federation of Sports Medicine (1928) American Academy of Family Physicians (1947) National Athletic Trainers Association (1950) American College of Sports Medicine (1954) American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (1972) National Strength and Conditioning Association (1978) Cont. American Academy of Pediatrics, Sports Committee (1979) Sports Physical Therapy Section of APTA (1981) NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (1985) International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) Federation Internationale de Medecine Sportive (FIMS) Principal purpose to promote the study and development of sports medicine throughout the world American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) To promote and maintain high quality standards for family doctors who are providing continuing comprehensive health care to the public National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) To enhance the quality of health care for athletes and those engaged in physical activity, and to advance the profession of athletic training through education and research in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Interested in the study of all aspects of sports Membership composed of medical doctors, doctors of philosophy, physical educators, athletic trainers, coaches, exercise physiologists, biomechanists, and others interested in sports American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) To encourage and support scientific research in orthopaedic sports medicine and to develop methods for safer, more productive and enjoyable fitness programs and sports participation National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) To facilitate a professional exchange of ideas in strength development as it relates to the improvement of athletic performance and fitness and to enhance, enlighten, and advance the field of strength and conditioning American Academy of Pediatrics, Sports Committee Dedicated to providing the general pediatrician and pediatric subspecialist with an understanding of the basic principles of sports medicine and fitness and providing a forum for the discussion of related issues To educate all physicians, especially pediatricians, about the special needs of children who participate in sports Historical Development in India The field of sports medicine has been in effect since around 800 to 100 B.C. when the uses of therapeutic exercises were described in the Arthava-Veda, a medical booklet from India. With the popularity of athletics increasing, the demand for those knowledgeable in rehabilitating these athletes also increased. cont IASM was established in 1971 at National Institute of Sports, Patiala, headquarter situated at J.N. Stadium, New Delhi. Indian Association of Sports Medicine is a professional body, which encapsulates professionals from all the diverse fields of sports sciences. The aim of IASM is to have a better interaction between different categories of sports scientists. Objectives of IASM To guide and assist in the promotion of physical fitness among people. To provide scientific guidance and assistance to the sports fraternity, regrading the medical and health aspects of training in sports. To conduct research in the field of sports medicine, sports science & allied sciences. Objective (cont) To print and publish articles, periodicals and pamphlets on topic related to sports medicine & allied science. To provide assistance in establishment a National Institute of Sports Medicine at the Headquarters of the IASM, and assist the state units to establish sports medicine centers or institute within their jurisdiction. Objective (cont) To organize seminars, symposiums and workshops in the Sports Medicine & allied Science. To get the IASM affiliated as a unit of the FIMS (The International Federation of Sports Medicine). To organize and cause to organize state units and to get them affiliated as members of IASM. Objective (cont) To do all such other acts congenial and conductive to attain the objectives of the IASM, and for the promotion of sports in the country on a sound scientific basis.