Club announces Aspetar partnership
21 September 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
We have today announced a medical partnership agreement with Aspetar, one of the world's leading specialised sports medicine and orthopaedic hospitals, giving the Club priority access to the hospital’s advanced sports medicine services and facilities in Qatar.
The agreement seeks to build on the existing informal relationship between the Club and Aspetar, and covers medical screening, research, athlete rehabilitation and orthopaedic surgery at the FIFA-accredited Medical Centre of Excellence.
The new agreement will also extend to collaboration on athlete performance assessments, nutrition, and podiatric health as per best practice international standards.
Aspetar services the needs of sports clubs and federations throughout the state of Qatar and also has a formal relationship with Paris Saint-Germain as it looks to establish an exclusive agreement with one club in every top European league.
The partnership follows the visit by Mauricio Pochettino and our Head of Medical & Sports Science Dr Shabaaz Mughal to Aspetar last May as part of an official delegation from the Club on a tour of the hospital where they learned more about the facilities, services and its pioneering sports medicine experts.
Dr Mughal said: "We are always examining ways we can enhance our players' health and performance in order to ensure they realise their full potential on the pitch and this partnership can only help us further in achieving this. Aspetar is one of the world's best high level performance centres and offers us another outlet to share knowledge and information with some of the leading researchers and practitioners around."
Aspetar’s Chief Operations Officer Ibrahim Al-Darwish said: "We are proud to be partnering with Tottenham Hotspur in providing our medical services and expertise to one of the top clubs in the English Premier League. This partnership demonstrates once again our ability to provide world-class medical care to elite athletes and reflects the international confidence of the world’s top clubs and teams in our services and proficiency.
“The partnership is one of the latest examples of our dedication to fulfilling our mission of assisting athletes to achieve their maximum performance and full potential, and our vision to be a global leader in sports medicine and exercise science by 2020.”