HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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NEW BIOLOGICAL MARKERS OF INTERNAL LOAD

Monitoring physical and psychological response to training and competition loads in our athletes so as to prevent and better predict injury risk situations.

CREATION OF CUSTOMIZED NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS

Creation of personalized nutritional products that improve the well-being and performance of athletes at every moment of the season, be it in training or competition.

NEW TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES IN MEDICAL IMAGING

Improvements in injury diagnosis and prognosis through medical technologies like bioimpedance, high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasounds.

NEW BIOLOGICAL AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE THERAPIES

Improvement and development of new therapies like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cells for more efficient recovery and fewer relapses.

PERSONALIZED TREATMENT AND RECOVERY PROCESSES

The technology we're developing ranges from virtual reality to shorten recovery periods to computer vision for functional biomechanical analysis.

COMPLEX PROTOCOLS FOR RETURNING TO PLAY

Development of complex multidisciplinary protocols for calculating the time needed to return to training after an illness or a sports injury.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

We research and develop solutions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and return to play for our players.

In such a competitive world, with a greater volume and intensity of trainings and matches, we have to nurture and protect the overall health of our players and teams. Understanding the risk factors for suffering specific illnesses or sports injuries allows us to minimize their impact and contribute to individual and team performance.


Our area uses sports medicine, physiotherapy and nutrition to research and develop cutting-edge solutions to improve our four pillars of action: prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and (return-to-play). (both in training and competition).


In particular, we focus on muscle and tendon injuries, which are the most frequently-occurring in team sports, and anterior cruciate ligament injuries, due to their importance in terms of downtime and in young players.

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THE GREAT UNKNOWN OF MUSCLE INJURIES: CONNECTIVE TISSUE IN THE EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX

An article published in The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine —in which members of the club’s medical services participated— now suggests to consider the detailed structure of the area affected, and treating the extracellular matrix as an essential player in the prognosis of the injury.

RECOVERY NUTRITION FOR FOOTBALL: BUILDING A TEAM

SURGERY FOR CENTRAL HAMSTRING TENDON INJURIES: AN INTERNAL STUDY

Two years ago, the FC Barcelona medical team decided to operate on the athletes with this type of injury. What were the results?

The Athlete’s Physical: an Essential Examination

A health check must detect situations which, despite not showing obvious symptoms, may endanger athletes subject to the highest demands.

Diagnostic Imaging in Sports Medicine: Present and Future

Muscle injuries account for more than 30% of all injuries in sports like soccer. Their significance is therefore enormous in terms of training sessions and lost game time.