Liège

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Liège

SPORTS2 is a multidisciplinary department for sports medicine, traumatology and rehabilitation including medical doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, chiropodists, conditioning specialists, and personal trainers in the University Hospital of Liège (Belgium) in association with the University of Liège to improve communication between sports physicians and to improve care for athletes. Each one has a personal experience in sports and has clinical experience with both high-level and amateur athletes. The protagonists also work at the University of Liège and most of them are implicated in research programmes (muscles, tendons, prevention, biomechanics, etc.).

The team provides our professional and leisure athletes with the specialised services necessary to return them to their pre-injury level of performance.

International fellows (physical therapists and medical doctors) come to our centre to expand their clinical and research skills.

Our physicians provide the latest treatment and rehabilitation techniques for musculoskeletal and neurological injuries and work together with a team of specialised sports physiotherapists and strength and conditioning specialists. They offer a number of treatments for musculoskeletal injuries including in particular isokinetics, shock-wave therapy… Our physical trainer provides a comprehensive training programme to optimise the rehabilitation and the return to play for our athletes whatever their level of performance.

Our surgeons offer the lasted evidence-based surgical procedures for musculoskeletal injuries.

Our specialised in musculoskeletal radiologists provide quick access to a number of imaging modalities including radiography, ultrasonography, CT-scan, scintigraphy, MRI.

Our sports physiologist offers a comprehensive sports physiology service providing cardiopulmonary function and exercise tolerance testing.

In addition, as SPORTS2 is located in a general and University Hospital, a collaboration with any other departments (internal medicine, ENT, dermatology, etc.) is facilitated, especially with the emergency department. An emergency cares car of the university Hospital of Liège is in stand-by for all the home games of the Standard de Liège.

Finally, SPORTS2 is a continual collaboration between the University Hospital of Liège and the University of Liège, which have agreements with high-level sports structures (ADEPS, LBFR, LBFA, LFH, COIB).

Fact sheet

Liège

The University Hospital of Liège was established in 1985

Accredited FMCE since 2016

More than 80,000 hospitalised people and 800,000 consultations / year in the CHU de Liège

5,000 associates in the CHU de Liège; 750 doctors, 700 paramedics, nearly 2,000 nurses and 1,000 administrative staff

Financial turnover EUR 470 million (CHU Liège)

www.chuliege.be/sports2

Administration

Liège

Name
Dr Jean-François Kaux, MD

Title
Director / Head of FMCE

Email
jfkaux@chu.ulg.ac.be

Phone number:
+32 4 366 82 41

Mobile number
+32 495 52 83 16

Postal address
University Hospital of Liège, Avenue de l’Hôspital, B35, 4000 Liège, Belgium

Name
Prof. Bénédicte Forthomme

Title
Director of Physiotherapy, Manual Therapy, Osteopathy

Email
bforthomme@chu.ulg.ac.be

Phone number:
+32 4 366 78 25

Mobile number

Postal address
University Hospital of Liège, Avenue de l’Hôspital, B35, 4000 Liège, Belgium

Name
Louis Maraite

Title
Director of Marketing & Communication

Email
louis.maraite@chu.ulg.ac.be

Phone number:
+32 4 366 84 55

Mobile number
+32 499 54 38 91

Postal address
University Hospital of Liège, Avenue de l’Hôspital, B35, 4000 Liège, Belgium