Manipal University is heading towards becoming the best sports medicine centre in the country.
A major step towards making Manipal University the best sports medicine centre in the country has been initiated. A well-equipped Centre for Sports Science, Medicine and Research under School of Allied Health Sciences was formally inaugurated in the Karnataka Capital by Dr. Ranjan R Pai, Chairman and MD, MEMG, Bengaluru, at the indoor sports complex, Marena.
The Centre is equipped to test sportspersons for their baseline status. It will offer sports medicine and sports science consultation to athletes and support staff.
Dr Ranjan has agreed to expand the facilities so that scientific support to national and international athletes can be provided, states a Press release. “A lot of importance will be given to research work in the areas of human performance, injury prevention, rehabilitation and health and provide training to students pursuing sports studies,” Fiddy Davis, Professor and Head of the Centre.
The centre, to begin with, is offering services in cardiorespiratory endurance assessment, aerobic power tests, sports specific fitness assessment, 2D and 3D running and sports specific motion analysis, injury risk prediction and mitigating exercise programme, rehabilitation following sports injuries, strength and conditioning program designed for team sport and individual athletes, resting metabolic rate measurement, obesity management, weight maintenance and hydration assessment..
The centre is equipped with portable metabolic cart (COSMED K5 and Fitmate Pro), top of the line ergometers (Monark and h/p/cosmos), lactate analysers, radio-telemetric monitoring, 3-dimensional motion capture (VICON), force plate (AMTI) and high-speed action cameras with underwater recording facilities.