Sancheti Hospital has been active in Sports Medicine since last 25 years. Dr. K. H. Sancheti established the first Sports Medicine Association of Pune in 1980. Dr. Parag Sancheti, who is a sports medicine & arthroscopy specialist, has also taken a keen initiative to facilitate sports medicine services to athletes not only locally in Pune, but also for national elite athletes.
Dr. Parag Sancheti was the Convener of the Medical Committee, Commonwealth Youth Games Pune 2008. He played a key role in organizing the Medical Services for this international mega event. Sancheti Hospital was the official referral hospital for Commonwealth Youth Games Pune 2008. The medical services were provided majorly by the team of doctors, physiotherapists, sports medicine specialists and paramedics from Sancheti Hospital. The efforts of the medical committee under his dynamic convenership were appreciated by Commonwealth Games Federation officials.
Sports Medicine Division
The Sancheti Sports Medicine Division was officially launched by Dr, Parag Sancheti in August 2009. It is managing the sports science centre at Shiv Chatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi. It provides medical services to elite athletes in national camps which are based in Shiv Chatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi including athletes who had represented the country in Commonwealth Games 2010, New Delhi at various sports such as hockey, gymnastics, table tennis, shooting, swimming, diving, tennis, and taekwando. Sancheti Hospital had provided medical services to Indian National Hockey Team who represented India for the London Olympics 2012.
The Services Provided at the Sports Science Centre at Balewadi include the following:
- 24/7 onsite Ambulance exclusively for Balewadi Sports Science Centre.
- Provision for Emergency transport of injured athletes to Sancheti Hospital.
- On – Site Physician
- On – site Orthopaedic Resident
- Musculo-skeletal screening
- Exercise Therapy
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Sports Injury Prevention
- Assessment & Treatment
- Manual Therapy
- Sports Injury Education
- Athlete and Coach Education and Counseling
- Anthropometry: Measurement of height, weight and body fat percentage.
- Exercise Physiology & Bio-Mechanics testing.
- Iso-kinetic testing
- Low oxygen testing
- 3-D Motion Analysis
- Speed Analysis/ Telemetry
- Oxygen Consumption ( VO2)
- Lactate Analysis
- Ice Bath
- Steam / Sauna
- Sports Massage
Dedicated and Qualified Sports Psychologist Services Include:
- Objective assessment using state of the art equipment
- Reaction Timing
- Anticipation Timing
- Bio- feed back
- Sports preparation training
Qualified Nutritionist for sport specific nutrition counseling and advice Panel of Specialist Doctors on call Includes:
- Sports Surgeons
- General Surgeon
- Vascular Surgeon
Sports Medicine Services during Sports Event and Competitions
Additional Medical Coverage is also being provided during local/ national / international competitions held at Balewadi. Prominent competitions were:
• Asian Basketball Championship
• School National Badminton Championship
• National Tennis Tournament
The National elite athletes are utilizing the above mentioned services since August 2009. A total of 1400 athletes have received treatment at Sancheti Hospital till April 2010, excluding athletes (approximately 40 daily) who avail the services at the Sports Science Centre.
The services have been appreciated by all and we are striving hard to provide quality international level services to our elite athletes. Dr. Parag Sancheti would like to take a step further and develop the Balewadi Sports Centre as one of the leading and best centre in India to provide sports medicine and sports science services. He would like to develop the centre as a single point sports medicine and sports science resource.