About the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM)
The AOASM is the oldest primary care based sports medicine specialty. It was formed in 1976 to fulfill the mission of a branch of the healing arts profession which utilizes a holistic, comprehensive approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and management of sport and exercise-related injuries, disorders, dysfunctions and disease processes. The founders, pioneers and expert sports medicine specialists, realized that while there were several physician organizations that support sports medicine, there was not a forum specific for Osteopathic sports medicine physicians.
The purpose of the AOASM is to advance a mutually respectful relationship among dedicated, competent sports medicine specialists, and to provide a quality educational resource for AOASM members, allied health sports medicine professionals, and the general public.
The AOASM Vision
The vision of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine is to champion the health, well-being, and safety of athletes and physically active people.
The AOASM Mission
The mission of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine is to provide:
- An educational forum for physicians and healthcare professionals to address the quality of healthcare for individuals in competitive, recreational, occupational, and industrial settings.
- Leadership to establish, and promote fitness and exercise guidelines, and to guide healthcare policy relating to wellness, physical activities and sporting events.
- A collegial environment in which physicians and other healthcare professionals can expand their content knowledge and enhance their clinical skills in primary care sports medicine.