Rehabilitation for olympians
For athletes, an injury can make or break a career. But help is at hand. The Olympic Medical Institute in London aims to get injured athletes back on track, as Siddartha Dutta explains
- By: Siddartha Dutta
One extra day in a year may not mean much to most of us, but to Olympic athletes a single day can mean the difference between competing for a gold medal and nursing an injury on the sidelines. It may be serendipitous that leap years coincide with the Olympic Games to give athletes more time to train, but the Olympic Medical Institute (OMI) does not like to leave things to luck. The OMI is the focal point of medical care for Britain's Olympians and is hoping that its unique set up and attention to detail will mean that luck will not be needed to bring home the medals.
Based out of Northwick Park Hospital in London, the institute is a “one stop shop” for athletes to repair as well as prepare themselves for the upcoming Olympics and other sporting tournaments. The seven bedded facility not only offers many medical services,