Sri Lanka conducts Sports Medicine Course
A sports medicine course conducted by the Medical Committee of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Sri Lanka that was granted by the International Olympic Council (IOC) was held at the Olympic House in Colombo from September 10 to 12.
The course was directed by Dr. C. Thurairaja, Director Sports Medicine Course in Sri Lanka, was well attended by doctors and NOC Staff to update their scientific information and the latest trends in sports medicine.
The course was attended by two foreign experts in Dr. M. Jegathesan of Malaysia and Dr. Jaspal Sandhu of India. Jegathesan is the Chairman of the Medical Committee, Olympic Council of Asia.
Dr. Jegathesan believes that the incorporation of sports medicine and sports science has a positive impact on sporting achievements in countries that have developed their practice and is considered an indispensable tool in the development from talent identification to development to achieve excellence.
The subjects touched were on, Wada Anti Doping code-new provisions, Sports injuries of consequence, Elite athlete low back pain, rehabilitation and segmental stabilization, ankle and foot injuires, asthma in sports, fatigue and doms in sports and many more subjects.
The speakers were Prof. Rohan Jayasekera, Dr. Narendra Pinto, Dr. Jaspal Sandhu, Dr. Shirani Hapuarachchi, Dr. N. Pinto, Dr. H.J. Suraweera, Dr. Vajira Dissanayake, Dr. Asela Rathnayake, Dr. Lalith Wijeyaratne, Prof. Harsha Seneviratne and Dr. C. Thurairaja.