Multidisciplinary Sport Medicine Team

  • Francesco Della VillaEmail author
  • Stefano Della Villa
  • Joäo Espregueira Mendes


The Sports Medicine care, either in a Sport team setting or in a Sports rehabilitation one, should be always based on a team effort. A patient- or athlete-centered approach, with different contributing professional figures, is warranted to maximize health and functional outcomes of our patients, either in primary prevention or rehabilitation setting. The central role of the caregiver team is highlighted in this first chapter in which we wish to present our experience in the basic principles of both playing in and managing a team around the patient in a Sports Medicine setting.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Della Villa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stefano Della Villa
    • 2
  • Joäo Espregueira Mendes
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
  1. 1.Education and Research DepartmentIsokinetic Medical Group—FIFA Medical Centre of ExcellenceBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Educational and Research DepartmentIsokinetic Medical Group—FIFA Medical Centre of ExcellenceBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Clínica do Dragão—Espregueira-Mendes Sports Centre, FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, FC Porto StadiumPortoPortugal
  4. 4.Orthopaedic DepartmentMinho UniversityMinhoPortugal
  5. 5.Publication Committee of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)San RamonUSA
  6. 6.Patellofemoral FoundationFarmingtonUSA
  7. 7.FIFA MCEPortoPortugal
  8. 8.Porto UniversityPortoPortugal
  9. 9.European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) 2012-2014BolognaItaly

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