A subspecialty physician trained to be responsible for continuous care in the field of sports medicine, not only for the enhancement of health and fitness but also for the prevention of injury and illness. A sports medicine physician must have knowledge and experience in the promotion of wellness and the prevention of injury. Knowledge about special areas of medicine such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation, epidemiology, physical evaluation, injuries, and the role of exercise in promoting a healthy lifestyle are essential to the practice of sports medicine. The sports medicine physician requires special education to provide knowledge to improve the health care of the individual engaged in physical exercise.
Surgical Specialties and Sports Medicine
2121 Pease Street, Suite 404
Harlingen, TX 78550
P: (956) 389-4710
- Joseph Horton, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon