Mumbai, October 29th 2010: In a first of its kind move, Kokilaben D. Ambani Hospital – A Social Initiative by Reliance ADA Group – today announced the launch of India's largest and most advanced Center for Sports Medicine at Mumbai today. The facility spread across 12,000 sq feet is also the first of its kind facility in Mumbai and the 2nd such facility in the country. The world class Center of Sports Medicine, comparable with the best Sports Medicine facilities worldover both in terms of infrastructure as well as faculty, will specialize in diagnosis, rehabilitation and surgery of patients with Sports related injuries.
Speaking at the launch, Smt. Tina A Ambani said, "We are proud to launch the Centre for Sports Medicine at Kokilaben Hospital. This is a comprehensive facility with customised programmes for diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery that is benchmarked to the best sports medicine facilities in the world."
Center for Sports Medicine at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital was launched by noted Bollywood star and sports enthusiast Akshay Kumar in the presence of Smt. Tina A. Ambani. Leading Indian Sportspersons and winners in recent Commonwealth Games also participated in the launch ceremony of India's most advanced Sports Medicine facility which will not only eliminate the need of Indian Sportsmen having to go abroad, but will offer preventive and timely care for sports related injuries.
"I would recommend the Centre for Sports Medicine at Kokilaben Hospital to anyone needing physical therapy. I've been to many places and this facility is by far the best in the region." Bollywood Star Akshay Kumar said.
Kokilaben D Ambani Hospital's Center for Sports Medicine will introduce a host of Sports Medicine related facilities for the first time in India, including:
The 12000 sq ft dedicated to the centre houses India's first Aquatic Treadmill integrated with Hydropool, Mumbai's first Gait & Motion Analysis Laboratory, Balance Assessment and Training System (BATS), Human Performance Evaluation (VO2 max) and Multi-joint Dynamometer with Work Simulator -- all under one roof.
Dr Ram Narain, Chief Operating Officer, KDAH, said, "KDAH is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive medical care for sports related injuries – for a professional athlete as well as a sports enthusiast. The department boasts of internationally acclaimed talent, an array of advanced equipment and machines, as well as modern methods of medical and surgical management with rehabilitation services."
In order to offer the best possible treatment in Sports Related Injuries, the Center of Sports Medicine has on board some of the best known names in the field of Sports Medicine in India and Abroad. The Department has well known and experienced faculty including:
1) Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, Head - Centre for Sports Medicine and Consultant- Arthroscopy and Sports Orthopaedics.
2) Dr Navita Purohit Consultant, Physical Medicine and Sports Rehabilitation
3) Heath Matthews, Senior Sports Physiotherapist
4) Dr Abhishek Srivastava, Consultant Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The centre is supported by an entire team of trained Rehabilitation Specialist.
"The department offers a solution for all problems related to sports injuries and injuries to joints (knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, and wrist). This includes clinical evaluation ,imaging, and diagnosis of injuries, surgical repair and arthroscopic reconstruction of all joints, newer modalities of non-operative treatment including laser and shock wave therapy, sports rehabilitation, sports injuries prevention, sports physiology & fitness evaluation, sports nutrition, and sports psychology," said Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, Consultant Arthroscopy and Sports Orthopaedics, KDAH.
The centre aims at treating many international level athletes as well as to the sporting community enabling them to achieve their individual goals. "This is one of the only centres in India that offers India-specific based Human Performance Evaluation programme," said Heath Matthews, Senior Sports Physiotherapist
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute where ...Every Life Matters..... is India 's newest, most advanced tertiary care facility. As the flagship social initiative of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, it is designed to raise India 's global standing as a healthcare hub, with emphasis on excellence in clinical services, diagnostic facilities and research.