Sports Medicine and Wellbeing
"To promote equality and opportunity for people with disabilities to take part in snowsports and to help improve their enjoyment and standard of performance at the level of their choice."
Disability Snowsport UK work to ensure that anyone with a disability - be learning, sensory or physical - can ski or snowboard alongside other people.
A membership organisation, it welcomes anyone of any levels of skiing and fitness, and caters for complete novices to snowsports all the way to experienced Armed Forces men and women for example.
April 2017: Another successful year at Naidex (the NEC, Birmingham)
Within Doha, there is a sports facility known as the Aspire Academy which leads the world in football development. Alongside this, there is the Aspetar Hospital, the world leading facility for sports medicine.
20 footballers who starred in the World Cup only made the competition because of the advanced treatment that they had received at the facility. Earlier this month, it was revealed how Shay Given had followed a similar protocol to keep his Euro 2016 dream alive, a move which could also save Stoke City’s season after Jack Butland was ruled out for the rest of the season.
The ground-breaking innovation that is seen at the Aspetar centre has seen the likes of PSG team up with the medical facility for a deal that includes the Doha-based hospital being used to treat the Parisian stars, such as Marco Verratti and Javier Pastore in the last month. They were also used as the base for Angel Di Maria’s medical ahead of his move to the Ligue 1 outfit.
The connection between Aspetar and football goes beyond PSG however, with Jon Flanagan, Bacary Sagna, Yaya Toure and the Ivorian FA also forming a partnership. Meanwhile, Kevin Keegan, Novak Djokovic, Lennox Lewis and Phil Neville all expressed their praise at the centre.
The Chief Medical officer at FIFA, D’Hooghe said: “Across the last ten FIFA World Cup tournaments and specifically the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, the injuries record reached 2.7 injuries per match. However, this figure has decreased to 1.7 injuries per match recently. Such progress has been achieved due to a number of factors including stricter referees, better player preparation, and, most importantly, improvements in the provision of medical care services.”
The facility also helps to prevent sporting casualties, and has 2 full-time cardiologists who help to screen athletes and ensure they are safe to participate in sport. It is estimated that over 10,000 athletes have been screened as a result of this programme.
Since its construction was finished in 2007, it has had over 35,000 patients and has been the first in the world to construct few surgeries, fulfilling the promise and mission of being a world innovator.
Yaya Toure believes it is a one-of-a-kind facility, having stated,
“This is the first time that I have ever seen a hospital like this. Even in Europe they don’t have anything similar. Aspetar has everything that a high-level athlete will need and I will definitely be coming back again soon.
But most notably, the Aspetar centre is a place of research and injury prevention. For example, they have numerous studies conducted in cardiac arrests within football, and have since screened the 5,000 footballers playing football in Qatari Leagues, as well as implementing an emergency response in case an incident does occur.
Nobody can doubt the crucial work that is shown in Doha, and more crucially how Aspetar is contributing to sport across the world.
Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital
Sport City Street
Near Khalifa Stadium
P.O. Box 29222
In addition to its clinic in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter Centre, Optispine has now moved into the new Wombourne centre on Heath Mill Road, opposite Sainsbury's. The impressive, modern-style 253 sq metre building is located just off the Bridgnorth Road on the southern outskirts of Wombourne village.
The move is more than a change of address; it is the start of a new chapter as will bring together all of their physiotherapy services under one roof. Optispine has a clear vision for its new centre: a one-stop-shop for total back and joint care using the most advanced physiotherapy technology and techniques.
Senior physiotherapist and Optispine Director, Davinder Chatha, says: "The new centre gives us a real opportunity to expand our services and enhance the patient experience."
"Our ethos is all about prevention rather than cure and here we'll be able to offer our full range of corrective therapies."
Physiotherapy in the Midlands.
Heath Mill Rd,
Wolverhampton WV5 8AP.
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Distributors; Sports Medicine/Physiotherapy products
Sela Medical Ltd. was founded in 2001 with the intention of implementing all the obtained knowledge and professionalism of its team. Sela Medical is a solid and well established distributor within the Israeli market. Among our customers are all the Israeli hospitals, the ministry of health, the ministry of defense and the Israeli Defense Forces.
Sela Medical’s focus is on importing and marketing disposable and reusable high-tech products in the following medical specialities:
14 Imber St.
Petach Tikva 49511
General Manager - Mr. Zvika Sela
VP of Operations - Mr. Gil Rozenfeld
Companies represented include: (UK) and (France).
9, Rue Okba Ibnou Nafaa
Tél : +216 71 508 111 - Fax :+216 71 511 556
Tel: +44(0)1202 487 885
Formed in 1993, Osteotec is a privately-owned company which specialises in the supply of niche orthopaedic products. Osteotec is pleased to be part of the NHS’s national framework agreement for orthopaedic joint replacement products.
The company's main areas of expertise are in upper and lower limb extremity surgeries where they provide a range of products that cover trauma of the hand and foot right through to total joint replacement to outside upper and lower limb. Osteotec also supplies cranio-maxillo facial implants for trauma and reconstructive procedures. In addition to implantable devices they have a portfolio of orthopaedic instruments which range from simple K-wires to external fixation systems and power tools.
Its main market is the UK’s NHS and private hospitals, but they also export its own in-house branded products.
Osteotec branded products are sold in the UK and also through a network of distributors in other EU markets, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. www.osteotec.co.uk
Trident Pharm Pte. Ltd;
Trident Pharm is a consumate provider of a full range of medical and healthcare related products and services. As a registered pharmacy, they also provide medicinals to professionals likes nursing homes and clinics.
The company has EMS products for paramedics and ambulance services and can fully equip a clinic or first aid rooms with equipment and supplies. Trident provides industrial safety equipment and supplies along with medical and equipment supplies for ships/aircraft with certifications.
The company also provides therapists with equipment including specialised CP wheelchairs and accessories, supply home-care products for the chronic sick and geriatric like diapers and feeds etc. Their supply of rehab equipment is at amazing discounts and general wellness products such as massage chairs are also distributed. Trident has a training arm for CPR/AED and First Aid training and also connect nurses and Drs for on call services.
Once new products are established in Singapore, Trident will explore neighbouring markets such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Brunei, Cambodia, The Philippines and India.
No 10, Upper Aljunied Link #03-02 Johnson Control Building S 367904
T: (65) 62887723 (4 lines)
F: (65) 62887835
Other areas covered by Trident include: Respiratory Care, Surgical Procedures, Medical and Surgical Products, EMS Products, Diagnostics, Woundcare, Home Safety, Decubitis Care, Dental products, Pet Care as well as Medical, Scientic Teaching and Training Aids.
Located in La Spezia , Orthosanit Diffusion Srl Unipersonale was founded in December 1995 as a trading company in the field of assistive technology for rehabilitation.
A leading companies in Italy and also very active in international markets. International companies represented include: Alu Rehab APS (Denmark), KI Mobility (USA) and the Roho Group (USA)
Viale Giuseppe Garibaldi 39
IT-19122 La Spezia SP, Italy
Tel: +39 (0)187 6117
Fax: +39 (0)187 611900
Exhibitions attended include:
For many years Medix21Ltd in New Zealand has represented some of the world’s leading medical equipment manufacturers and more recently has commenced marketing a range of these products into Australia.
Medix 21 Australia Pty Ltd is now operating to market European (including UK) products which come with ISO and CE markings as standard.
The company was established in 1987 in Wellington and now has offices in both Auckland and Wellington with Product Advisers located in Bay of Plenty and the South Island.
Medix 21 continues to research the world to offer an extensive range of high quality products direct from manufacturers.
Companies Represented include: Showerbuddy, Joerns, Rifton, EasyStand and Peakcare Equipment.
HEAD OFFICE: Box 54 117 Mana, 7 Mana Esplanade, Paremata, 5026, Wellington, New Zealand.
Tel +64 4 233 1627; email@example.com; www.medix21.co.