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FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence

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The Sports Medical Centre provides top-class injury rehabilitation for national and international professional football players, referees and amateur football players. In our professional and excellently equipped rehabilitation centre, experienced sports physicians, sports physiotherapists and other specialists focus on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of football-related pathologies specifically.

Our main goal is to provide and generate innovative and scientifically documented treatment methods for controlled recovery from injuries and for injury prevention. The foundation of the University Centre of Sports Medicine (UCS) provides the perfect opportunity to have practical experiences scientifically tested for evidence-based sports medical treatment and as preventive methods. This approach resulted in numerous peer review publications supported, initiated or produced by our Sports Medical Centre. Furthermore, the highest standards of counselling and individual programmes in sports nutrition, sports psychology, neuropsychology and football-related sports science are delivered in or through our centre in cooperation with several universities and colleges.

Areas of special interest and expertise include rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction, rehabilitation of muscle injuries, injury prevention and concussion management.

As the Sports Medical Centre of the Dutch Football Association, we provide healthcare for all the Dutch national football teams, from the senior “Oranje” side to the national U-15 boys’ and girls’ teams.

Professional medical support is offered to football clubs (both professional and amateur level) on matters such as the prevention of doping, injuries and other sports medical healthcare issues, delivered through an extensive network of top-level orthopaedic surgeons, radiologists, sports cardiologists and exercise physiologists, among other medical specialties. In addition, education of sports medical staff members and coaches is ensured on football-related injuries and other pathologies.

Fact sheet

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Established 1965

Accredited FMCE since 2010

Sports Medical Centre of the Dutch Football Association (KNVB)

The presence of Sports Medicine, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Neuropsychology and Sports Science ensure an integrated approach of football-related health and performance issues

Together with the Brain and Sports Rehabilitation Department of the University of Utrecht the University Centre of Sports Medicine (UCS) was founded

http://www.knvb.nl/campus/sportmedisch-centrum

Administration

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Name
Dr Edwin Goedhart, MD

Title
Director / Head of FMCE

Email
edwin.goedhart@knvb.nl

Phone number:
+31 343 499 285

Mobile number
+31 654 648 148

Postal address
P.O. Box 515, 3700 AM Zeist, The Netherlands

Name
Irma Hennevelt

Title
First contact person of the FMCE

Email
irma.hennevelt@knvb.nl

Phone number:
+31 343 499 148

Mobile number
+31 655 181 587

Postal address
P.O. Box 515, 3700 AM Zeist, The Netherlands

Name
Bram Groot

Title
Director of Marketing & Communication

Email
bram.groot@knvb.nl

Phone number:

Mobile number
+31 610 630 236

Postal address
P.O. Box 515, 3700 AM Zeist, The Netherlands

Scientific

Contribution

Top publications

Voorbrood CE, Goedhart E, Verleisdonk EJ, Sanders F, Naafs D, Burgmans JP. Endoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) hernia repair for inguinal disruption (Sportsman’s hernia): rationale and design of a prospective observational cohort study (TEP-ID-study). BMJ Open. 2016 Jan 6;6(1):e010014.

van der Horst N, Smits DW, Petersen J, Goedhart EA, Backx FJ. The preventive effect of the nordic hamstring exercise on hamstring injuries in amateur soccer players: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jun;43(6):1316-23.

Vriend I, Valkenberg H, Schoots W, Goudswaard GJ, van der Meulen WJ, Backx FJ. Shinguards effective in preventing lower leg injuries in football: Population-based trend analyses over 25 years. J Sci Med Sport. 2015 Sep;18(5):518-22.

van Beijsterveldt AM, Stubbe JH, Schmikli SL, van de Port IG, Backx FJ. Differences in injury risk and characteristics between Dutch amateur and professional soccer players. J Sci Med Sport. 2015 Mar;18(2):145-9.

van Beijsterveldt AM, Steffen K, Stubbe JH, Frederiks JE, van de Port IG, Backx FJ. Soccer injuries and recovery in Dutch male amateur soccer players: results of a prospective cohort study. Clin J Sport Med. 2014 Jul;24(4):337-42.

Reurink G, Goudswaard GJ, Moen MH, Weir A, Verhaar JA, Bierma-Zeinstra SM, Maas M, Tol JL; Dutch Hamstring Injection Therapy (HIT) Study Investigators. Platelet-rich plasma injections in acute muscle injury. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jun 26;370(26):2546-7.

van der Horst N, Smits DW, Petersen J, Goedhart EA, Backx FJ. The preventive effect of the Nordic hamstring exercise on hamstring injuries in amateur soccer players: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Inj Prev. 2014 Aug;20(4):e8.

van Beijsterveldt AM, van der Horst N, van de Port IG, Backx FJ. How effective are exercise-based injury prevention programmes for soccer players? : A systematic review. Sports Med. 2013 Apr;43(4):257-65.

van Beijsterveldt AM, Krist MR, Schmikli SL, Stubbe JH, de Wit GA, Inklaar H, van de Port IG, Backx FJ. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an injury prevention programme for adult male amateur soccer players: design of a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Inj Prev. 2011 Feb;17(1):e2.

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