Sportmedizinische Ambulanz der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal

Target groups

Physical activity and exercising are healthy! This does also apply to people with internal diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus or coronary heart disease. Sufficient physical activity and sports therapy not only help to reduce symptoms of illness and need for medication, but also prevent progression of illnesses leading to redundant intake of medication (e.g. in diabetes or high blood pressure). However, in order to safely and effectively practice sports therapy, a sports medicine health examination is compulsory. On the basis of the individual examination, we provide disease-related therapy advices as well as comprehensive recommendations for training and exercise.

Experience shows that recreational exercising is an important means to reduce the risk of osteoarthritis (joint degeneration). Genetic predisposition, metabolic diseases, prior injuries, malposition or obesity can favour the occurence of osteoarthritis. Exercise-related pain is most often a symptom indicating an orthopaedic problem. Sports medical health examinations identify and analyse possible risk factors for the musculoskeletal system. The ultimate aim of our examination is to avoid of complaints and long-term damage to the musculoskeletal system through individually adapted therapy recommendation.