Emergency department

Sport and exercise medicine (SEM) physicians are trained in the management of acute soft tissue injury and could potentially work with the emergency medicine department to assist in the treatment of these conditions. This could help to reduce the demand on other members of staff within the emergency department team. At the point of triage, patients with soft tissue trauma could be directed to rapid access sport and exercise medicine clinics. SEM clinics could receive direct referrals from the emergency department (in a similar way to fracture clinics).

Back to Overview of sport and exercise medicine services