ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE
Our hospitals offers the highest quality of medical and surgical treatment for sports related injuries in state-of-the-art facilities staffed by leading sports medicine practitioners and researchers.
Through delivery of excellence in sports medicine, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, cardiopulmonary medicine, exercise physiology, applied biomechanics and algology, our Sports Medicine Clinic caters to the needs of national and international sports clubs and federations, as well as those of amateur and professional athletes.
Expert Treatment and Facilitation of a Quick Recovery
The treatment procedures carried out by the specialists of Sports Clinic enable athletes to return to their professional careers faster.
Evaluation of the medical examinations of football players; execution of performance tests and upon necessity, referral of patients to the appropriate specialists for further testing.
The determination of predisposition to sports injuries through movement analysis in collaboration with applied biomechanics specialists. The diagnosis of injuries and illnesses in cooperation and consultation with other medical specialists.
The exercise physiology discipline mainly applies to four different groups of patient and visitors: The first group is composed of healthy athletes receiving preventive or performance-oriented services such as performance assessment, exercise testing, prescription, counseling, etc. The second group is composed of amateur or professional active athletes in the process of returning to sports after an injury or surgery. The third group of patients are those with a sedentary lifestyle or those involved in recreational sports who receive diagnostic and functional capacity testing and services in exercise planning. The final group is composed of patients inflicted with a chronic disease or conditions such as hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, or obesity.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM & R) Unit is designed to take care of each and every type of sports injury or health problem from its diagnosis to the athlete’s return to the game. The PM & R team is responsible for the comprehensive medical evaluation of all athletes. Alongside orthopedists, sports physicians, and physiotherapists, it strives for the players to be back on track in the earliest time possible, and in the best medical and physical condition.
The team of physical therapists are very experienced in all aspects of sports rehabilitation, with a specific focus on soccer, and have additional qualifications in osteopathy, manual therapy, and exercise physiology. Seventeen treatment boxes in two of the main divisions of the unit enable all kinds of modalities across very wide spectrum of PT.
The algology Department assists in the treatment of soccer players through continuous nerve blocks, epidural interventions, symptomatic blocks, intra-discal and intervertebral applications, and neuro-ablative and neuromodulative techniques. The Clinic has all the necessary equipment and infrastructure for algology: an intervention room, stimulation devices, a lesion generator, cryotherapy, an ozone generator, scope and an operating room staffed 24/7. Both athletic and sedentary people visiting algology usually suffer from neck and back pain due to vertebral problems.
Dietetics & Nutrition
The Clinic has a designated dietitian to help and educate patients, amateur and professional athletes of all ages, in all fields of sports, and both genders. A dietitian evaluates the daily nutrition of the patients and provides recommendations upon necessity. He/she also consults athletes in need of weight control and plans ergogenic/nutritional supplementation strategies to achieve optimum performance. The expertise offered includes general meal planning, consultation for weight loss gain, or maintenance; the monitoring and evaluation of the body’s composition, hydration and electrolyte balance education and planning of optimal nutrition before, during and after practice, competition, and recovery; and education on the planning of smart use of supplements, threats of doping, and anti-doping issues.
The Clinic also has a designated psychologist who provides mental support, consultation, and supplementary psychology services to athletes, mainly before and after operations or to enhance athletic performance of non-injured athletes. The patient/visitor population includes amateur and professional athletes of all ages, both genders, and across all fields of sports