The Centre for Sports Medicine at Aster Medcity was launched by Legendary Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on the 2nd of February 2017. A dedicated facility for sports medicine and rehabilitation, this centre will offer specialised services for management and prevention of sports injuries, improvement of physical fitness and enhancement of performance levels in athletes as well as non-athletes of all ages. The medical team comprising Kerala’s first MD Sports Medicine Physician, internationally trained Sports & Arthroscopic Surgeons, Behavioural Analysts, Physiotherapists and Nutritionists work with the patient throughout the course of the treatment. Multidisciplinary in approach, they provide customised treatment plans that help achieve the desired level of performance.
Shri. Sachin Tendulkar also launched ‘6 Little Masters’, a novel initiative by Aster Medcity to promote fitness in school children and nurture the sports stars of tomorrow. This project will be first implemented in Elamakkara Govt. Higher Secondary School, Ernakulam.
Commenting on the launch of the Sports Medicine Centre, Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar said, the Sports Medicine team will assess and categorise school children aged 10 -14 on the basis of their physical fitness and work towards creating a roadmap for improving their overall wellbeing, with strong focus on nutrition. A gymnasium will also be set up in the school to facilitate systematic training.
Every year, Aster Medcity will provide sports medicine and nutritional support for 6 students recommended by the School and enable them to compete at the State, National and professional levels.
The Centre For Sports Medicine & Advanced Rehabilitation at Aster MIMS, Calicut was also launched by Shri. Sachin Tendulkar earlier in the day.
“The efforts of Aster DM Healthcare to develop Sports Medicine Centres in two facilities at the same time is truly commendable. The holistic approach to sports medicine by including psychological rehabilitation and behavioural analysis is something that will go a long way, as it will help athletes get over the worst injury possible – loss of self confidence. Development of such Centres in this part of the country will also mean easier accessibility to professional sports medicine services for budding athletes. This will definitely make a huge difference to the sports scenario in India“
Welcoming the dignitaries and special invitees at function, Dr. Azad Moopan Chairman & MD, Aster DM Healthcare said, “Aster DM Healthcare firmly believes in bringing the advanced healthcare facilities to the people of Kerala. The Centre for Sports Medicine at Aster Medcity, with its multidisciplinary approach will offer comprehensive support for athletes by helping them stay healthy, active and also achieving the their desired level of performance”
“The 6 Little Masters initiative is our contribution to improving fitness standards of students in the schools, while channeling their young energies into building character, self-discipline and teamwork. We look forward to successfully fostering the future sports stars of Kerala with this novel initiative” Dr. Azad Moopen, added.
Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO Aster Medcity & Cluster Head, Kerala – Aster DM Healthcare said, “The Centre for Sports Medicine at Aster Medcity will aim at improving physical fitness, preventing injuries and enhancing performance levels in not just athletes, but also those involved in physical activities like dance and require specialised attention. Our team of sports medicine experts will work with the patient throughout the course of the treatment and provide them all the support they need to achieve the level of performance they aspire to, with a multidisciplinary approach”
The function was attended by a host dignitaries including Prof. K. V. Thomas, M P; Shri. Hibi Eden, MLA; Shri. T. C. Mathew, Vice President, BCCI; and Shri. Tom Joseph, former National Volleyball player and Arjuna Award Winner.