Aspetar’s Sports Medicine department provide outpatient services for the management of:
- Exercise-related acute upper and lower limb bone injuries, which do not require surgery
- Overuse bone injuries/stress fractures
- Muscle injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Acute and overuse tendon injuries related to sports
- Acute and overuse joint injuries related to sports
- Injuries and illnesses which affect an athlete’s ability to train or perform their sport
- Sports concussion
Appointments involve an initial assessment, including taking a full history, doing a physical examination and arranging for appropriate investigations.
Aspetar offers the following investigations:
- CT scan
- 1.5T and 3T MRI scans
- DEXA scans
- A variety of blood tests.
Follow-up appointments are arranged to discuss the results of investigations and to plan treatment, which may include:
- Exercise load modification
- Targeted exercise
- Referral to podiatry, sports nutrition, sport psychology or other sports science discipline
- Medications or injection therapy
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
- Referral to another medical specialty, including surgery
Further follow-up appointments are arranged, as needed, to follow progress.
Aspetar has an international team of world-class consultants and senior consultants in sports and exercise medicine. Aspetar sports physicians are vocationally trained in sports and exercise medicine, which means they are uniquely qualified to understand the demands of sport and the special requirements for athletes to excel in their sport
The team has worked with recreational, amateur, professional and elite athletes from around the globe. They have experience working with all sports ranging from football to ballet, adventure to Olympic sports, youth athletes to masters as well as individual and team sports. Many are globally recognized medical experts in their field.
There are special interest groups, including ankle, hamstring, hip, stress fractures, sports concussion and extracorporeal shock wave therapies.
Aspetar sports physicians also provide athlete screening services (see athlete screening section) and major sports event medical services. Our experts have been involved in World Cups and World Championships in football (FIFA), athletics (World Athletics), rugby (World Rugby), swimming (FINA), handball (IHF), cycling (UCI), hockey, (IHF), winter and summer Olympics and Paralympics, Commonwealth Games as well as professional tennis tournaments (WTA and ATP) and ballet companies.
Aspetar has state-of-the-art facilities, including an outpatient department with sports medicine and orthopedic services, radiology, laboratory, rehabilitation and sports science departments (podiatry, sports nutrition, sport psychology) all under one roof.
Our world-class experts offer athletes of all levels, from all sports, a comprehensive multi-disciplinary, one-stop shop experience in state-of-the-art facilities.
Aspetar is a hospital dedicated to athletes with a mission to “assist athletes to achieve their maximum performance and full potential”.
Our sports medicine outpatient services are dedicated to the basic principles of enabling the safe participation of athletes in their chosen sport through the management of injuries and illnesses as they impact on exercise and performance - all under one roof.