Athletes in Cayman seeking recovery or performance improvement can look forward to more options for exclusive care and advanced treatment with the opening of the new Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) Clinic on Monday, 29 August 2022.
To be located on the second floor of the Smith Road Medical Centre, this latest service of the Health Services Authority (HSA) will connect elite athletes or exercise enthusiasts with a team of experts specializing in the treatment and prevention of a wide range of sports-related injuries, from the neck to the ankle.
“Cayman has a thriving sports community and sports and activity-related injuries are quite common,” said HSA Sports Traumatologist and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Allan Larsen. “There are also many people who are interested in boosting athletic performance who may jump to putting in more reps, adding on more miles or getting in more protein. What some may not realise is one of the most reliable resources to address their range of needs is sports and exercise medicine.”
“Introducing sports and exercise medicine into their healthcare regimen can be a real game-changer. Our team of specialists includes physicians who are trained in sports and exercise medicine and pain management, as well as orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and nutritionists. We all work together to deliver holistic customised care to our patients and address their unique concerns, such as injury prevention, appropriate nutrition and timely recovery after injuries such as a sprain, strain, dislocation or fracture. We can help to get them back in top shape and improve their game,” he added.
The SEM Clinic will be able to diagnose and treat injuries including tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, arthritis, knee bursitis, rotator cuff tears, ligament tears (ACL, PCL), achilles tendon tear, ankle instability and a range of fractures, sprains and strains.
“This clinic is a much-needed niche in medicine,” said HSA Medical Director and Head of the Sports Medicine Clinic, Dr Delroy Jefferson. “We are pleased to again be at the forefront of modern medical care just as we have been with the introduction of the country’s first Molecular Biology Laboratory, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clinic and the Telemedicine Service to the smallest of our three islands. Our athletes and health enthusiasts within our general population will now have access to top sports medicine experts and a comprehensive programme for recovery and heightened performance, all in one location.”
The clinic hours of operation will be Monday – Thursday, 8am – 12pm. To book an appointment please contact, 244-7739. No referrals are required.