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Manchester City Expands Global Medical Network With Healthpoint

Wed 26th Nov 2014 | Marketing & PR

Manchester City have expanded their global network of sports medicine providers in a three-year partnership with Healthpoint, a Mubadala company, that will see them serve as the Barclays Premier League Champions' regional healthcare partner.

Based in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, Healthpoint is a leading centre for sports-related injury, prevention and rehabilitation, boasting the Emirates' largest physiotherapy centre and numerous rehabilitation techniques and technologies introduced for the first time in the region.

As part of the agreement, an annual internship will be offered to a Healthpoint sports medicine professional to train alongside City's medical team in Manchester.  

Additionally, Healthpoint and Manchester City medical staff will work together and co-host seminars to share best practices for treating athletes in sports medicine.

Dr. Ihsan Al Marzouqi, Board Member of Healthpoint stated: "The collaboration between Healthpoint and Manchester City is exemplary of our strategy to partner with top international organisations to address local healthcare needs and bolster local capacity.

"We are delighted to partner with the medical team at Manchester City to further address the need for world-class orthopedic, spine and sports medicine care in the UAE."

Manchester City's Chief Business Officer, Tom Glick, also shared his enthusiasm for the partnership, saying: "Healthpoint's reputation for providing the highest standard of clinical and technologically advanced medical care is second to none within the Middle East.

"Healthpoint is building a world-class operation and a centre of excellence in sports medicine that will undoubtedly add value to City’s global network of medical professionals. We look forward to working to together in partnership over the coming seasons.

At the helm of Healthpoint's sports medicine team is Medical Director, Dr. Nader Darwich, whose expertise includes arthroscopic surgery, knee ligament reconstruction and treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.

Regarding the partnership's ability to advance UAE-based capacity, he said: "This exciting partnership brings together two champions in our respective fields to enhance Abu Dhabi’s expertise in sports medicine delivery.

"We welcome the opportunity to develop further our practice of evidence-based medicine, supported by cutting-edge technologies."

Head of Sports Medicine for the Manchester City's first team, Max Sala, also added: "We’re extremely excited to welcome Healthpoint's skilled team to Manchester in order to share best practices and learn from each other’s expertise over the coming years."

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

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