So, the healthcare organizations are official sponsors of Turkey's largest sports clubs as Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, Besiktaş. Therefore, there is a natural and industrial relationship between sports and health. The presence of many hospitals in sports medicine majors in Turkey also emerges as a direct result of this situation. In this article, we will talk about some important health institutions that provide professional health services for athletes.
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Sports Medicine
Sports medicine operates as a separate department within the body of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, which considered to be one of the best medical schools in Turkey even in the world. Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, which serves all athletes operating at professional and amateur level, provides health services with an interdisciplinary approach:
- Exercise in chronic diseases,
- Encouragement of participation in physical activity,
- Training science,
- Old age athlete health,
- Approaches to non-traumatic health problems in athletes
- Sports injury treatment
- Post-injury rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Orientation to sports
- Exercise prescription
- Doping tests
- Pre-start health screenings
It is possible to get the highest level of sports health service which is given within a state hospital in Turkey at Hacettepe University Hospital.
The address information of the hospital is as follows:
Hacettepe Mh. 06230 Çankaya / Ankara, TURKEY
The internet address of the hospital: http://www.hastane.hacettepe.edu.tr/
Acıbadem Sports Athlete Health Center
Acıbadem Healthcare Group has been among the official sponsors of Fenerbahçe Sports Club for many years and it is Turkey's best-known brand in sports medicine. Acıbadem Sports Athletes Health Center, located within Acıbadem Fulya Hospital, serves on a large area of 4500 square meters.
International Football Federation (FIFA) is the first and only medical center which holds the certificate of Medical Centre of Excellence since 2012. Acibadem Sports is the most professinonal institution of Turkey in terms of particularly sports medicine. It is an institution which physicians specialized in sports medicine and sports sciences serve.
Preventive medicine, diagnosis, treatment, athletic performance enhancement, sports physiotherapy are combined with the experience of expert physicians at ACIBADEM SPORTS Sports Health Center. Many firsts in Turkey has taken in terms of athletes' health. One of these firsts is "wearable sensors". In Acıbadem Mobile Sports Lab, athletes can continue to train even during the treatment phase through wearable sensors.
ACIBADEM SPORTS, where many orthopedists, sports physicians, sports scientists, physical therapists, conditioners, physiologists, nutritionists and data analysts work, is one of Turkey's exemplary corporate world to improve the performance of athletes and the improvement of existing disability as soon as possible.
The address information of the center is as follows:
Dikilitaş Mah. Hakkı Yeten Cad. Yesilcimen Sok. / No: 10, Fulya, Besiktas / Istanbul, TURKEY
Center's internet address: http://www.sporcusagligimerkezi.com/
Just like Acıbadem Group, Medical Park is a private health institution closely related to sports. Medical Park, which, an official sponsor of more than 30 sports clubs in Turkey, is one of the leading medical institutions in sports medicine.
Some of the treatments applied in the sports medicine departments of Medical Park, which has hospitals in many cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, Bursa, Antalya, Kocaeli, Mersin, Samsun and Izmir, are as follows:
- Waist, neck, knee, shoulder pain,
- Hip, foot and ankle pains,
- Myofascial pain syndrome and muscle injuries
Treatment methods such as prolotherapy, PRP, dry needling, kinesio taping, ozone therapy, and manual therapy are given to patients with appropriate and effective combinations in case that athletes suffer from injuries or other reasons.
In addition to all these, Medical Park Health Group for athletes; Services such as medical support in different climate, depth and altitude conditions, improvement of athlete psychology, regulation of sports nutrition, and team physician in sports competitions are also provided.
The address information of the Ankara branch of the hospital is as follows:
Kent Koop Mah. 1868. Sok. No: 15 Batikent - Yenimahalle / Ankara, TURKEY
The internet address of the hospital: https://www.medicalpark.com.tr/
Orthopedics and Traumatology clinic within the Medipol Health Group and Istanbul Medipol University Faculty of Medicine are one of the leading centers of Turkey.
Medipol Hospital is a private healthcare group that provides services in fields such as sports physiology, sports surgery, foot and ankle surgery, biomechanics, hand surgery and microsurgery, trauma surgery with its specialist physician staff and high-tech hospitals. Arthroscopic joint surgery method for professional and amateur athletes is applied with great success. With the physical therapy programs prepared together with the physical therapy and rehabilitation clinic after surgery, the athletes can continue their sports and daily life without any problems.