Clinic for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Foundation for Sports and Exercise Medicine; Department of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Clinicum, University of Helsinki

Address: 
Alppikatu 2
City: 
Helsinki
Postal code: 
00530
Phone number: 
+358 94342100
Website: 
http://www.hula.fi

Foundation for Sports and Exercise Medicine, its Clinic for Sports and Exercise Medicine, and the Department of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Clinicum, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki together form a multiprofessional Center in capital Helsinki area.

The Center executes high-level research, education and service in sports and exercise medicine, exercise physiology and nutrition. The mission of the Center is to enhance and use scientific knowledge in individualizing exercise prescription in prevention and treatment of diseases and sports injuries, and in providing guidelines for safe, effective and personalized exercise training in persons ranging from patients to elite athletes. The Center collaborates with national and international universities, institutes, health and sports organizations, and private enterprises.

The research focus is on 1) Cardiorespiratory exercise responses in health and disease, and during environmental stress; 2) Metabolic diseases and exercise; 3) Prevention of stress injuries and athletes’ prescreening.

For athletes, recreational exercisers and patients, the Center offers doctor’s appointments (specialists in sports and exercise medicine, clinical physiology and cardiology), laboratory tests, clinical tests at rest and during exercise, advanced physical performance/fitness testing, nutritionist’s appointments, and consulting.

 

Head of the Center is Heikki Tikkanen, Professor, MD, PhD

Research Director is Juha Peltonen, PhD, Docent

Head of the Clinic is Stefan von Knorring, MD, Specialist in Sports and Exercise Medicine