Health sports medicine centre opens in Chennai
12 Jul' 16

Health sports medicine centre opens in Chennai

Chennai: Schools in our country should allocate time for sports five days a week, says member of Parliament Dr Anbumani Ramadoss.
 
Speaking at the launch of S10 Health Sports Medicine and High Performance Center here today, he emphasised on the need for sports centres in the country. "When I was Health Minister, I opened the first sports training centre in Delhi. But, we need to develop more facilities to excel in world sports," he said.
In his stressful lifestyle, he said, playing badminton two hours a day at Madras Race Course helps him relax. "I want to start a badminton academy in Tamilnadu soon," he added.
 
"Deepika, Saina, Joshua have all groomed themselves on their own. Our country competes with China only in population," he said.
 
Squash ace player Deepika Pallikal recollected the days when she was a junior player and players were just thrown into the court to play irrespective of their individual strengths.
 
"For international athletics, one-on-one training is important," she said, lauding the efforts of S10.
 
Founded by Sridharan Sivan, S10 is a 6,000 sq ft sports medicine unit for training in sports physiotherapy, nutrition, psychology and therapies. HiPer Center, a conceptual exercise hall here, comprises a functional floor marked by grids, dots and compass for a complete workout.
 
Members who sign up will undergo an assessment to identify their movement patterns and muscular imbalances, it is learnt.
 
Inspector General of Police M Ravi, who was also present on the occasion, said there was no dearth of talent in our country but many of them lack the facilities to excel.
 
He also urged schools to include yoga in their curriculum. "Yoga trains mind and body equally to face challenges," he pointed out.
 
Medical Director of S10, Dr Dobson Dominic, said the current system of sports in the country does not produce consistent, international quality players and that talent should be identified and honed.

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