4 Reasons to seek treatment from a Sports medicine specialist

Dr Tom Saw Dubai

Dubai, UAE. A Sports Medicine Doctor is a medical practitioner that has completed specialist training in all aspects of Sports and Exercise Medicine and are trained to manage the whole range of medical and physical aspects related to physical activity and sports participation. Although they often see athletes up to an elite level, Sports Medicine Doctors also diagnose and treat any pain or injury that affects movement and the ability to carry out daily tasks.

Here are 4 reasons to seek care from a Sports medicine specialist

1. You have an acute injury

Acute injuries are a sudden event linked to trauma or an unusual movement causing sprains, strains, contusions resulting in pain, swelling, bruising and limitation of use. These can be caused by sports or everyday activities such as lifting a heavy object at home

2.You have a chronic injury

Chronic injuries are usually caused by overuse, abnormal use or the use of poor equipment/shoes and include injuries such as tendonitis, shin splints, bursitis or stress fractures that present with progressive pain linked with a specific activity or movement. It can reach break point if not managed appropriately.

3.To aid recovery from an injury that affects movement or sports

If you’ve had an injury in the past, a Sports Medicine Doctor can set you on the appropriate treatment pathway to recovery so that you can return to normal living or sport as soon as it is safely possible. Having this expert advice is import as exercising too soon could result in another injury

4.Pre-event screening

In order to prevent injuries while taking up new training plan or before a major competition such as an endurance race. (Eg- Running, cycling, triathlon etc )


Meet the team of Sports Medicine Specialists at UPANDRUNNING 

When visiting our UPANDRUNNING you can be certain that you are being treated by world-class team of clinicians.

Dr Anna Zickerman

Led by Sports Medicine Specialist Dr Anna Zickerman with nearly 20 years experience in the field, treating a wide range of elite and professional athletes of different sporting categories as well as the general population and has been a PGA European Tour accredited clinician for the last 8 years. Dr Anna founded UPANDRUNNING, setting the highest standards in healthcare by hand-picking the most experienced, skilled and accredited specialists from around the world, whose qualifications and sporting interests bring diversity to, and enhance the team. Click HERE to book an appointment with Dr Anna or call 04 518 5400 

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Dr Stephan Jacolino

Dr Stephan Jacolino has treated professional level football players and is a member of the medical team supporting a pro-cycling team at theTour ‘de France;   Click HERE to book an appointment with Dr Stephan

Dr. Gustavo Reque Rydberg

Dr. Gustavo Reque Rydberg & Marie Fleming (Lead Nurse at UPANDRUNNING)

 Dr Gustavo  Rydberg specialises in treating Musculoskeletal pain, back pain, including uncommon pathology such as peripheral nerve entrapments. He was the Medical Director of the Andalusian and Spanish Karate federations for over 10 years. Click HERE to book an appointment with Dr Gus

Dr Stephan Praet

Dr Stephan Praet

Dr Stephan Praet Visiting Sports Medicine Consultant is as a consultant physician in Sport & Exercise Medicine at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). At the AIS he was responsible for the clinical management of high-performance athlete’s injuries and illnesses; Click HERE to book an appointment with Dr Stephan Praet

Dr Tom Saw Dubai

Dr Tom Saw

Dr Tom Saw has a special interest in interventional pain management and works with elite athletes in UAE and the UK. He specialises in treating neck and lower back pain related conditions  Click HERE to book an appointment with Dr Tom