The Department of Sports Medicine at Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children’s Hospital is a unique private unit in Barcelona that provides specialist care for children, adolescents and adults who practice sport on an extra-curricular, amateur or professional level. We offer specialist knowledge and solutions relating to the practice of team sports, running, dance, skateboarding, scuba diving, cycling, skating, martial arts and other disciplines.
In line with the Hospital’s tradition, we specialise in sport consultancy services for children with chronic illnesses, such as asthma or diabetes, as well as adolescents and women who practice sport.
What makes us different
The specialists that athletes need
Our Department, which specialises in Paediatric and Juvenile Sports Medicine, Traumatology and Sport Nutrition —although we also cater to adult athletes— is the first of its kind in Barcelona. Our specialists have extensive experience in the monitoring and treatment of athletes belonging to organisations such as F.C. Barcelona and the Sant Cugat High Performance Training Centre (CAR).
The Department also has the support of all the specialities of the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital: Cardiology, Traumatology, Endocrinology and Allergen Immunotherapy, among others.
Advising and supporting women who practise sport or wish to stay active during the various stages of life, which are often marked by hormonal changes, represents a significant challenge for this department. This is especially true in adolescence and pregnancy, when practising sport in a healthy way can help you adapt to the changes you are experiencing.
We have state-of-the-art treatment and diagnostic techniques that are constantly being updated, which allows us to provide the best service in Sports Medicine.
Who do we treat to?
The private Sports Medicine Department of the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital caters to children, young people and adults who are:
- Professional athletes.
- Extra-curricular athletes.
- Recreational athletes.
- Active individuals with special requirements.
- Patients referred by a specialist.
Come to us for everything concerning...
- Care for children and young people suffering from any chronic condition, who practise or want to practice sport (asthma...)
- Assessment of the health status and physical condition of children, adolescents and young adults.
- Stress testing.
- Issuance of the medical certificate for the practice of federated sports.
- Sports nutrition.
- Injury treatment and rehabilitation.
- Advice on sports practice during pregnancy and postpartum.