LifePage Career Talk on Sports Medicine & Pain Management
By Rajat Chauhan
[Sports Medicine & Pain Doctor in Back 2 Fitness]
What is Sports Medicine & Pain Management?
Rajat Chauhan: “Sports medicine is an area of medical practice concerned with holistic well-being of the sports person, whether it be amateur or elite. It also addresses role of exercises in health conditions and or for well-being of all. It also involves nutrition, exercise & sports technique, recovery, performance and treatment of injuries resulting from sports-exercise activities. Musculoskeletal Medicine (Pain management) is an area of medical practice which focuses on conservative non-injection & non-surgical management of muscular and skeletal pains. For that you need to address both psychological and physical issues by understanding the patient rather than just pain area.”
How I got into Sports Medicine & Pain Management?
Rajat Chauhan: “I like to call myself a student of pain and running, as I’m always learning more about my subjects of interest. I am also a militant advocate of GOYA (Get Off Your Arse) Move-Mint. I have been running for last 34 years and making others to run too. In my spare time I am a doctor specializing in Sports-Exercise Medicine (Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham) and Osteopathy / Musculo-Skeletal Medicine (London College of Osteopathic Medicine) with special interest in Back and Knee Pain. In 2008, I started my own clinic Back2Fitness and I work as CEO and Medical Director there. Besides heading Back 2 Fitness, a Sports-Medicine & Muscuklo-Skeletal Medicine clinic for last 10+ years. I, along with my band of crazy friends, came up with La Ultra – The High, a 555 km (previously 333 & 222 km) run in Leh-Ladakh, India. We have been putting it together for last 9 years now. Some call it the world’s cruelest ultra marathon. In 2017, we are brought to India its first iRun Fest, a Running Festival, which showcased Running Documentaries from around the world, Panel Discussions with thought leaders in running being on board and a platform for all involved in running in whatever capacity. Till 2016, I had been associated with Adidas India as Running Advisor for about 3 years. I was also the founding Director of Sports & Exercise Department at Ashoka University where I was responsible for the sports infrastructure and making sports and physical activity an integral part of the curriculum. I have been writing for Mint and Hindustan Times for over a decade now. I’ve done a series of running podcast, MoveMint for Mint newspaper and series of FacebookLive for Hindustan Times newspaper. I have also been an Associate Editor at British Journal of Sports Medicine and a columnist for The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Mint, Forbes India and Founding Fuel. My book on Pain, published by Penguin Publications, The Pain Handbook was released in 2016.”
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