Athletes often sustain injuries while playing their game or even while exercising. However, you don’t need to be an athlete or even play a sport to sustain a sports wound. When this happens, they are advised to see a Sports Medicine professional for treatment. Sports Medicine professionals are specially trained to restore function to injured patients so they can recover and get back to their fittest and back to the playing field as soon as possible. They also advise professional athletes on how they can prevent injury during their play. While Sports Medicine professionals are mostly known to work with sportspersons who have injuries, they also help avid athletes, marathon runners and sports enthusiasts.
Not many are aware that Sports Medicine is a speciality in itself. This branch of medicine is concerned with physical fitness and treatment of knee, back, leg and shoulder injuries. They specialize in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. 90 percent of all sports injuries do not require surgeries, which is why they are referred to Sports Medicine professionals. These professionals also receive additional training in non-musculoskeletal aspects of sports medicine like concussion, injury prevention, healthy lifestyle promotion and return to play decisions.
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has dedicated Centre for Sports Medicine which is an internationally recognised centre of excellence that is complete and comprehensive in its services. The advanced surgical and rehabilitation facilities available at our Centre for Sports Medicine ensures that our patients return to their highest capabilities in the shortest possible time. Our state-of-the-art technology that aims to prevent, manage and rehabilitate people with sports injuries comprises of a Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory, Balance Assessment and Training System, Electrotherapy, Aquatic Treadmill and a whole lot more. Sports Medicine Professionals are ideally suited to provide comprehensive medical care to athletes, sports teams and active individuals who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
India’s badminton star, Saina Nehwal who will be representing the country at the 2018 All England Open will be accompanied by Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital’s Christopher Pedra from the Centre for Sports Medicine who will be assisting Ms. Nehwal maintain her fitness and
Mr. Pedra will be posting Live Updates on our Instagram handle at @kokilabenhospital during his training with Ms .Nehwal and will be sharing his Tour Diaries on our blog! Don’t forget to follow us!