A new Sports Medicine Centre, set up to provide a service to people wishing to undertake systematic, competitive or amateur non-competitive physical activity, has been operating within the San Rossore Healthcare Facility since January 2017.
The Holding Madonna thus concludes the pathway towards inclusion of the sports world into the Healthcare Facility, following the opening of the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre and the Riathletisation Sports Field which are dedicated, among other things, to the recovery of the athlete.
Sport is a recognised moment of collectivity. It performs a unifying function that is largely related to health but also partly to social cohesion. In sport, you can try out and learn new behaviours: collaboration, commitment, respect for the rules. This heritage and responsibility are in tune with the values of the Healthcare Facility, which we also intend to seize through Sport Medicine.
The role played by Sports Medicine in contributing to the development and promotion of public health is well-established, not only through health protection in competitive and non-competitive sports, but also through the promotion of motor activity throughout the population. It is in fact known that physical activity is an effective way to prevent many chronic diseases. There is now extensive scientific evidence to support this.