Jamel Saihi, Angers and Tunisia footballer, talks to us about recovering from injury at Aspetar and Qatar hosting the World Cup in 2022.
Two-time Olympic Gold medallist LaShawn Merritt chats to us about training at Aspetar and what it takes to be the best in the world.
Eidur Gudjohnsen, legendary Icelandic footballer and former Chelsea player, talks to us about recovering from injury, staying at the top for so long, and what’s next.
Aspetar Pioneers staff - Anand Nair Head of Planning and Monitoring
Aspetar Pioneers staff - Riadh Miladi , Director of Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy
Alfred Finnbogason chats to us about his experience at Aspetar, injury recovery, and Iceland’s football future.
Aspetar Tuesday lecture: Date: 21 February 2017 Title: Effect of exercise on metabolic function and novel markers Speaker: Dr Stephen Atkin - Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar
شاهد باريس سان جيرمان يحتفل بمرور عشر سنوات على سبيتار من خلال الفيديو الجديد
Les joueurs du Paris Saint-Germain célèbrent le 10e anniversaire d’Aspetar, découvrez-les en vidéo
Paris Saint-Germain joined us to celebrate 10 years of Aspetar – check out the brand new video here
Check out the latest Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal, this issue’s targeted topic is Straight Science
Aspetar Altitude Rooms ... Sport, health and acclimatisation
Aspetar Tuesday Lecture Date: February 7, 2017 Title: Mechanisms of Fatigue During High-Intensity Exercise: Lessons from Hypoxia and Implications for Rehabilitation Speaker: Dr Nathan Townsend, Research Scientist - Aspetar Playlist : Add it to Aspetar Tuesday Lecture Playlist
Aspetar Pioneers staff - Barry White, Senior Physical Coach
Aspetar Pioneers staff - Ashley Knight, Senior Dental Assistant
Li Yunqiu - Shanghai Shenhua, Chinese football player
Muataz Barsham - Professional High Jumper & Olympic champion
Watford FC and Irish national team player, Craig Cathcart chats about his time at Aspetar, and Watford and Ireland’s hopes for the future.
The central tenet of the rehabilitation protocol is a requirement for set criteria (specific physical testing) to be proven prior to allowing progression to the next stage. Daily measurements of subjective pain, pain with palpation, range of movement or flexibility, and strength allows the clinician to adapt the protocol for the player on that particular day depending on the presentation of the i...
Aspetar Hamstring Protocol : Assessment - Eccentric Mid-Range Strength Test... The player is lying prone. The clinician raises the heel one foot length above the examination table holding the HHD vertically against the player’s posterior heel. The player performs 3 isometric knee flexion for 3 seconds.(Maximal effort – hard as possible) The clinician applies an eccentric brake test. Standard inst...
Aspetar Hamstring Protocol : Exercises - Stationary Exercise Bike. Description: 1st session:start at 50 Watt for 30 sec. Increase the load/intensity with 25 W every 30 seconds until it reaches the highest level to cycling continuously for 5 minutes. Aim: 1.5 - 2 X Bodyweight in kg = Power output (W) 5min warm up, 5min hard!
Aspetar Hamstring Protocol : Assessment - Visual Analogue Scale
Three-time Tour De France winner Chris Froome talks about his training, nutrition, and what it takes to be a Champion. Read more in the Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal : http://www.aspetar.com/journal/viewarticle.aspx?id=342#.WICMWZLi6xE
See why champions choose to train at Aspetar, in this sneak peek at our Qatar TV documentary.
Description: The athlete is lying supine while the clinician is fixating the untested leg. The clinician passively raises the leg, ensuring full knee extension or to the point where the athlete reports pain/onset of discomfort. Range of motion (i.e. the hip flexion angle from the horizontal plane) is measured by a hand held inclinometer.
Description: Standing with hands on hips with feet shoulder-width apart, Examination table at height similar to the knee joint line. The athlete is asked to lower his body by bending his knees until he touches the examination table.Maintain upright position. Knee joint aligned over 2nd toe.
Description: Lift buttocks into hip extension with: Stage 1 Two legs (knees flexed to ±90°) Stage 2 Single leg (knee flexed to ±90 °) Stage 3 Injured leg positioned on a bench or the clinicians shoulder Maintain good pelvic control and horizontal alignment of the hips throughout the movement.Report pain or discomfort.
Description: The athlete is lying supine with the contralateral leg and the upper body fixed with a belt. A knee braces ensures full extension of the tested knee (0°). No warm-up exercises! Passive flexibility test where the clinician slowly raises the testing leg towards maximal hip flexion. Strong, but tolerable stretching in the hamstring muscle. The active flexibility test consists of 1 pr...
SPINAL PAIN: When to Worry and What to do Keeping it safe for athlete’s Back Pain: when to really worry and how to deal with it Dr. Paul Maurer