Sports and exercise medicine

What is sports and exercise medicine?

Sports and exercise medicine is the practice of medicine as it applies to all aspects of physical activity. Exercise is important in the prevention and treatment of common and often serious medical conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and many cancers.

How do we help children by providing sports and exercise medical services?

Paediatric Sports and Exercise Medicine Services for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) are provided by The Children’s Hospital Institute of Sports Medicine (CHISM) at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW). CHISM is a unique, multidisciplinary service that provides care to a broad range of children and adolescents. It is the only dedicated paediatric sport and exercise medicine service in Australia. While the initial clinical focus of the service was the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions in children, CHISM’s clinical service has now expanded greatly in the area of exercise medicine and the incorporation of exercise programs in the routine medical management of a number of childhood diseases.