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Aspetar Clinical Guidelines

General information

The Aspetar Clinical Guidelines are evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (‘guidelines’) developed for sports medicine clinicians and patients in Qatar to inform decisions about the appropriate health care for specific clinical sports medicine conditions. [1] Although published and available online, these guidelines are specific to Aspetar, evidence-based, and created according to standardised best practice with specified creation and revision dates.


1. Woolf SH, Grol R, Hutchinson A, et al. Potential benefits, limitations, and harms of clinical guidelines. BMJ 1999;318:527–30.

Aspetar Clinical Guidelines and Pathways Committee

The Aspetar Clinical Guidelines and Pathways Committee was established in 2020 and aims to provide oversight to the development of clinical guidelines and pathways in sports medicine that are evidence-based, up-to-date, relevant, free from industry influence, and appropriately implemented.

Paul Dijkstra (Chairperson) Sports Medicine Physician/ Director of Medical Education Medical education
Sofie Eline Nelis (Deputy chairperson) Lead Medical Education Specialist Medical education
Rachid Bouras Senior Advisor Medical Affairs NSMP
Celeste Geertsema Sports Medicine Physician Sports Medicine Department
Michael Saretsky Senior Physiotherapist Rehabilitation Department
Vasileios Korakakis Senior Physiotherapist Rehabilitation Department
Sean McCrudden Nursing Supervisor – Education Coordinator Nursing Department
Samson Nadarajan Revenue Cycle Analyst Patient Accounts Department
Syed Sajid Ahmed Head of Quality Management Planning and Performance Department
Aspetar Clinical Guideline - Safe return to sport during the COVID-19 pandemic Version 2.0
Version Date PDF file
Version 2.0 March 2021 Download PDF

Aspetar Post-COVID19 Health Evaluation Algorithm download pdf

A Framework for return to training after COVID-19 download pdf

Aspetar Club Federation Doctor Initial Medical Questionnaire download pdf

Aspetar Clinical Guideline: Ramadan Fasting and Exercise for Healthy Individuals
Version Date PDF file
Version 1.0 29 April 2021 Download PDF