In this month’s webinar, Mike Whitmer talks with Dr. Liz Moos. They dive into the high-stakes realm of sports chiropractic, unpacking the unique risks and responsibilities that come with treating athletes. Their discussion begins with the critical importance of having a comprehensive emergency plan - not just the necessity of this plan being meticulously written down, but also its strategic implementation.
Next, they tackle the complexities of travel-to-treat scenarios. They demystify the often misunderstood aspects of licensure and legal considerations that come with treating athletes across different jurisdictions.
Concussions, a hot-button topic in sports, get a spotlight. Mike and Dr. Moos analyze the chiropractor's role in concussion management, focusing on the delicate decision-making process involved in return-to-play calls. When should an athlete be pulled from the game? This episode provides invaluable insights into making these critical decisions.
Pre-participation physicals are another cornerstone of the discussion. They explore their significance in identifying potential risks before an athlete steps onto the field and how chiropractors can effectively conduct these assessments.
Documentation is the backbone of any medical practice, and in sports chiropractic, it’s no different. Dr. Moos emphasizes the importance of thorough initial and ongoing documentation outlining best practices to ensure legal and professional compliance.
Lastly, they address the role and implications of carrying the title of “Medical Director” within a sports team or organization. What does this title entail, and what are the legal and ethical responsibilities that come with it?
Join us as we navigate these choppy waters, offering expert insights and real-world advice to ensure that sports chiropractors not only excel in their field but also effectively manage the risks associated with this dynamic area of practice.