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FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence

Stellenbosch

Through the Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine and partnering institutions, a world-class multidisciplinary service is offered to athletes. These services include:

  1. A complete suite of Sports and Exercise Medicine services available from Primary Care Sports Medicine provided by both Campus Health Sports Physicians and Sports Medicine @ Stellenbosch and Virtus Sports Medicine in the Cape Town city area.
    • Medical assessment of athletes (all levels including elite and recreational) – periodic health assessments, pre-season and/or pre-competition
    • Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of exercise-related injuries
    • Concussion clinic
    • Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions that can arise from the participation in physical exercise
    • Rehabilitation of patients with exercise-related injuries, including post-operative rehabilitation
    • Screening and medical care (including emergency medical care) to Maties Sport athletes
    • Medical care to athletes participating in local, regional, national and international sports events and preparation camps. These services are provided in partnership with the organizing committees of these events
  2. Radiology services including 3T-MRI, high-resolution ultrasound, CT and X-ray facilities including interventional radiological services are available at Winelands Radiology.
  3. A full emergency sports medicine on-field and field-side service, provided by the Sports Physicians at CHS.
  4. Orthopaedic services provided and conducted through a network of orthopaedic surgeons at the Mediclinic Hospital, surrounding private hospitals as well as at Tygerberg Hospital.
  5. Physiotherapy, strength, conditioning and rehabilitation services are provided by physiotherapists at CHS, the Dept. of Physiotherapy at SUN as well as network of private practices in the area.
  6. The Centre for Human Performance Sciences provides an integrated medicine and science approach to the performance management of high performance athletes that included pre-participation screening and periodic physical assessments of progress achieved through training.
  7. The Centre utilizes Sport technology to implement a comprehensive fatigue monitoring and management system for high performance athletes (this includes GPS and digital performance analysis).
  8. The Centre also provides a community interaction platform for the presentation of coach and player education based on the “FIFA 11+” and the “FIFA 11 for Health” programmes.
  9. Laboratory based research is conducted at the Department of Sport Science and the FNB Biomechanics of movement laboratory and the stipulated clinical facilities throughout the campuses of Stellenbosch University.
  10. Athlete accommodation is available both within the University town and at the closely located Stellenbosch Academy of Sport. It is at this venue where nutritional, psychological and sports vision training services are available.

Fact sheet

Stellenbosch

Accredited FMCE since March 2016

All aspects of Sports Medicine as it relates to Football including musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions

6 Clinical staff, 5 research staff, 3 physiotherapists, 5 High Performance staff, 1 administrative support staff

Peer reviewed publications 170

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Administration

Stellenbosch

Name
Prof. Wayne Derman, MD

Title
Director / Head of FMCE

Email
ewderman@iafrica.com

Phone number:
+27 21 938 9827

Mobile number
+27 83 454 3784

Postal address
Stellenbosch University, Francie van Zijl Drive, Tygerberg, 7505 Cape Town, South Africa

Name
Lindi Deck

Title
First contact of the FMCE

Email
lmdeck@sun.ac.za

Phone number:
+27 21 938 9801

Mobile number

Postal address
Stellenbosch University, Francie van Zijl Drive, Tygerberg, 7505 Cape Town, South Africa

Scientific

Contribution

Top publications

  1. Dvorak J, Junge A, Derman W, Schwellnus M. Injuries and illnesses of football players during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Br J Sports Med. Jun;45(8):626-30; 2011.
  2. Engebretsen L, Bahr R, Cook JL, Derman W, Emery CA, Finch CF, Meeuwisse WH, Schwellnus M, Steffen K. The IOC Centres of Excellence bring prevention to Sports Medicine. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Sept 48(17): 1270-1275.
  3. Derman W, Schwellnus M, Jordaan E, Blauwet CA, Emery C, Pit-Grosheide P, et al. Illness and injury in athletes during the competition period at the London 2012 Paralympic Games: development and implementation of a web-based surveillance system (WEB-IISS) for team medical staff. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2013;47(7):420-5
  4. Theron N, Schwellnus M, Derman W, Dvorak J. Illness and Injuries in Elite Football Players-A Prospective Cohort Study During the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009. Clin J Sport Med 2013;23(5):379-83.
  5. Schwellnus MP, Derman WE, Jordaan E, Page T, Lambert MI, Readhead C, et al. Elite athletes travelling to international destinations >5 time zone differences from their home country have a 2-3-fold increased risk of illness. British journal of sports medicine 2012;46(11):816-21.
  6. J Bantjes, L Swartz, L Conchar and W Derman.. “Developing Programmes to Promote Participation in Sport among Adolescents with Disabilities: Perceptions Expressed by a Group of South African Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy” International Journal of Disability, Development and Education 2015. Online First DOI 10.1080/1034912X.2015.1020924
  7. Derman WE. Sport physicians should practice the full gamut of their profession: moving from sports medicine to sports and exercise medicine. Current sports medicine reports 2011 Nov;10(6):316-7.
  8. Derman EW. Guidelines for the composition of the travelling medical kit for sports medicine professionals. Position statement of the International Federation of Sports Medicine. ISMJ 2011;12(3):125-32.
  9. Willick SE, Webborn N, Emery C, Blauwet CA, Pit-Grosheide P, Stomphorst J, Derman W et al. The epidemiology of injuries at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. British journal of sports medicine 2013;47(7):426-32.
  10. J Bantjes, L Swartz, L Conchar and W Derman.. “There is soccer but we have to watch”: the embodied consequences of rhetorics of inclusion for South African children with cerebral palsy” Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology 2015. Online First DOI 10.1002/casp.2225; 2015.
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