Ambulatorio di Medicina dello Sport | Fondazione Santa Lucia
Fondazione Santa Lucia - Ambulatorio Medicina dello Sport

The Sports Medicine Clinic

Sports Medicine: Preventative Health and Safety for the Athlete.

The Sports Medicine Clinic of the Santa Lucia Foundation caters to competitive athletes, amateurs and all those who engage in sports at any level or intend to start a responsible exercise or sports regime.

Through the application of the globally recognized and imitated Italian Protocol for Sports Medicine Rating System, the clinic ensures both able-bodied and disabled athletes regular monitoring of their health status and a sense of security that the sport activity will promote health benefits by maintaining an appropriate body weight, correct lipid and glycemic levels and blood pressure.

All athletes are ensured a thorough sports medical evaluation with directives and advice on the modality, intensity and frequency of physical activity to be carried out. Medical checks are also important to limit risks arising from cardiac problems and other minor illnesses to ensure the health of the athlete and thereby affording an opportunity to engage in the desired physical activity. The practice of Sports Medicine offers an important prevention tool for both illness and injury.

 

Visit the Sports Medicine Clinic / Advanced Assessment

A visit to the Sports Medicine Clinic will include a taking of your clinical history, a general medical examination and various instrumental tests (e.g. electrocardiogram at rest and after exercise, spirometry). Also available are specific medical checks for certain sports, consistent with the Italian Protocol for Sports Medicine Rating System.

The Sports Medicine Clinic of the Santa Lucia Foundation also provides all athletes a Color Doppler Echocardiography Service for morphological and cardiac function evaluation as well as an ECG service effortlessly deployed with a bicycle ergometer.

If the sports medical assessment requires further consultation or collaboration with doctors of different specialities of the Foundation, these visits can be easy coordinated (e.g. physiatric, orthopedic, respiratory diseases and neurological etc.).

 

Planning Visits

The Sports Medicine Clinic also offers a free service to the athlete providing appointment reminders and booking of medical examinations, which helps the athlete to better monitor the deadlines for evaluations and required certifications.

 

Partnerships with Sports Clubs and Teams

The Sports Medicine Clinic makes agreements with Sports Clubs and Teams for certifications and medical checks of their members. We are also available to work with Club or Team Medical Staff to organize informational meetings at the premises, addressing directly the athletes and their families, if minors, on relevant issues. For more information, please write to the Clinic.

Sports Medicine: Preventative Health and Safety for the Athlete.

The Sports Medicine Clinic of the Santa Lucia Foundation caters to competitive athletes, amateurs and all those who engage in sports at any level or intend to start a responsible exercise or sports regime.

Through the application of the globally recognized and imitated Italian Protocol for Sports Medicine Rating System, the clinic ensures both able-bodied and disabled athletes regular monitoring of their health status and a sense of security that the sport activity will promote health benefits by maintaining an appropriate body weight, correct lipid and glycemic levels and blood pressure.

All athletes are ensured a thorough sports medical evaluation with directives and advice on the modality, intensity and frequency of physical activity to be carried out. Medical checks are also important to limit risks arising from cardiac problems and other minor illnesses to ensure the health of the athlete and thereby affording an opportunity to engage in the desired physical activity. The practice of Sports Medicine offers an important prevention tool for both illness and injury.

 

Visit the Sports Medicine Clinic / Advanced Assessment

A visit to the Sports Medicine Clinic will include a taking of your clinical history, a general medical examination and various instrumental tests (e.g. electrocardiogram at rest and after exercise, spirometry). Also available are specific medical checks for certain sports, consistent with the Italian Protocol for Sports Medicine Rating System.

The Sports Medicine Clinic of the Santa Lucia Foundation also provides all athletes a Color Doppler Echocardiography Service for morphological and cardiac function evaluation as well as an ECG service effortlessly deployed with a bicycle ergometer.

If the sports medical assessment requires further consultation or collaboration with doctors of different specialities of the Foundation, these visits can be easy coordinated (e.g. physiatric, orthopedic, respiratory diseases and neurological etc.).

 

Planning Visits

The Sports Medicine Clinic also offers a free service to the athlete providing appointment reminders and booking of medical examinations, which helps the athlete to better monitor the deadlines for evaluations and required certifications.

 

Partnerships with Sports Clubs and Teams

The Sports Medicine Clinic makes agreements with Sports Clubs and Teams for certifications and medical checks of their members. We are also available to work with Club or Team Medical Staff to organize informational meetings at the premises, addressing directly the athletes and their families, if minors, on relevant issues. For more information, please write to the Clinic.

Sports Medicine Assessment for Amateur Athletes

Even non-competitive and amateur sports activity requires regular monitoring of health status to ensure safety and positive health benefits.

 

For Non-Competitive and Amateur Athletes, the Sport Medical Assessment and rating includes: 

  • Detailed anamnesis
  • Measurement of anthropometric data (weight, height, BMI)
  • Medical examination inclusive of blood pressure test
  • Basic ECG, before and after 3 minutes of activity (Step -Test)
  • Spirometry exam
  • Potentially urine and blood tests (not required) for a more thorough evaluation of the metabolic picture as merited.

For People above the age of 35 electrocardiogram stress for evaluation of ischemic-cardiac risk is strongly recommended.

 

Further reading: Issues dealing with the eligibility to practice non competitive sports activities and for recreational exercise and physical activity is regulated in Italy by Law Decree of the Ministry of Health, April 24, 2013 with the Explanatory Note of June 17, 2015 and Additional Note of October 28, 2015.

SSN (NHS) – In agreement with the National Health Service for people under the age of 18. This option requires a prescription from your primary physician. You cannot choose your specialist.

Private - Access to health services with direct payment or health insurance (list of insurance agreements). You can choose your specialist.

ATTENTION: some clinical performances should be accessible only in some of the modalities listed above and not in all.

 

Booking

Telephone booking: M. 338.9003531; T. 06.5150.1850;, Monday to Friday, h. 09:00 - 17:00

Booking online: Take a few minutes to complete the online form for visits and examinations, and you will be called back by our staff within 48 hours to set the date of the visit.

Headquarters: Outpatient Clinics, Via Ardeatina, 306 – 00179 Rome, Monday to Friday, h. 08:00 - 19:30; Saturday, h. 08:00 - 13:30

 

Where We Are

The Sports Medicine Clinic is located at the Hospital of Santa Lucia Foundation Irccs (Entrance B - Floor 4) in Via Ardeatina, 354 - 00179 Rome

CAUTION: Before you go to the Sports Medicine Clinic please make the check-in at the Outpatient Services Gate

Information: c.pisicchio@hsantalucia