Department of Sports Medicine and Exercise Therapy
The Department of Sports Medicine and Exercise Therapy of Belarusian State Institute for Advanced Medical Training was founded in April, 1999. From the time of its foundation until November, 2006, it had been headed by Candidate of Medical Sciences, associate professor Svetlana Pristrom. From 2006 to 2014, the department had been headed by Gennady Zarorodny, Candidate of Medical Sciences, associate professor. From 2014 to 2015, the department was in charge of Anna Ban’, Candidate of Medical Sciences.
Since April, 2016, the department has been in charge of Konstantin Samushiya, Candidate of Medical Sciences.
The trainees get acquainted with the theory, master their practical skills in sports medicine and exercise therapy, get knowledge about the influence of physical activities on sportsmen and also rehabilitation of patients with different pathologies.
Taking into consideration present-day achievements and demands to the issues of exercise therapy and sports medicine, there had been prepared retraining and advanced training programs for specialists. The department has worked out guidance papers of lectures, practical classes and seminars. Lecturers of the courses use tests and different anonymous questionnaires at the end of the course.
Advanced training courses are offered to practically all healthcare specialists: sports medicine doctors, exercise therapists, therapists, rehabilitation physicians, cardiologists, neurologists, traumatologists etc. Methodists of physical rehabilitation and exercise physiologists improve their skills according to specially prepared programs.
Today, the clinical bases of the department are the following ones: 4th Clinical Polyclinic, Republican Center of Sports Medicine, 5th Minsk Clinical Hospital, 38th Clinical Polyclinic, Minsk Center for Medical Rehabilitation of Children with Psychoneurological Diseases.
Practical seminars are held at the 34th Pediatric Polyclinic, the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Sports Medicine, Minsk Center for Medical Rehabilitation of Children with Psychoneurological Diseases, the Republican Clinical Hospital of Medical Rehabilitation and Expertise, Belarusian National Technical University, the Republican Clinical Center of Children's Medical Palliative Care.
Specialists of the department regularly undergo advanced training courses in Belarus and abroad, take part in republican and international seminars and conferences, cooperate with centers in SIC-countries.
Scientific and research work of the department is carried out at clinical bases of the department. The main research activities include study and evaluation of the functional state of the organism of sportsmen, prevention from traumas and diseases in sport and fitness, actual issues of therapeutic physical culture as the method of physical rehabilitation.
Specialists of the department actively carry out work on the promotion of healthy lifestyles: there have been published dozens of articles in newspapers, methodological recommendations; there have been a lot of discussions on radio and TV.