SPORTHO, the pioneering sports-speciality hospital in Karnataka that was launched last week, held a unique meet with coaches from various fields and sports medicine specialists to discuss the importance of aligning sports medicine that can help players win over the injury.

The theme for the first discussion was “Return to Play”. Coaches of different sports discussed the requirements of each sport player, and the need to ensure sportspersons career doesn’t end due to injury. Critical case studies were discussed, highlighting the importance of doctors, coaches and families working together to ensure a long and successful sports career.

SPORTHO Eminent Coaches Discussed on 'Return to Play'
SPORTHO Eminent Coaches Discussed on ‘Return to Play’

SPORTHO is an initiative by SPARSH Hospital aiming to create a holistic healthcare system that addresses the needs of sportspeople specifically, across ages and professional levels. It was launched on 02 May 2019, in the presence of three eminent sports personalities, Jude Felix, Sharath Gayakwad and Samim Rizvi. The sportspeople were also presented with the SPORTHO Excellence Awards 2019 in recognition of their contribution to hockey, swimming and high endurance cycling respectively.

Dr Sharan Patil, said on occasion, “It is important for us to consider a holistic image of sports healthcare. SPORTHO, as the first sports-dedicated healthcare facility in Karnataka, we align sports with medicine and bring together the latest technologies, the expertise and the care to help sportspeople. The Stakeholder’s Dialogue is a critical part of this initiative, where we can bring together all relevant parties to identify the concern areas and work on the way ahead. It was great to see doctors and coaches from different sports come together to discuss what they require to win over injury without compromising the sportspersons’ careers.”

The SPORTHO team includes experienced clinicians, surgeons, physiotherapists, pain management specialists, strength and conditioning experts, nutritionists, and psychologists.

SPARSH Hospital, established in 2006 by the renowned orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Sharan Patil, is one of the earliest orthopaedic speciality hospitals in Bengaluru, conducting path-breaking surgeries in the country.

With the vision of being a leader in healthcare & serve as a destination for complexities, SPARSH earned a global reputation for path-breaking surgeries, highly skilled orthopaedic interventions with Joint Replacement facilities in its first year. In less than a decade of inception, SPARSH expanded across 4 locations in Karnataka – Bommasandra, Infantry Road, Yeshwanthpur and Davanagere.

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