UP unveils world-class Biomechanics Lab
Posted on October 18, 2019
UP's SEMLI recently opened the doors to its new Biomechanics Lab, which is already providing support services to TuksSport’s first teams as well as elite track and field athletes.
Arthritis awareness - Red Hot Joints
Posted on October 14, 2019
Arthritis is not just an adult disease.
World Sight Day
Posted on October 11, 2019
WHO has stated that 285 million people of all ages are visually impaired, of whom 39 million are blind.
Prof Christa Janse van Rensburg selected as member of INF Medical Committee
Posted on June 19, 2019
Professor Christa Janse van Rensburg was selected as member of the International Netball Federation (INF) Medical Committee (MC) for a two-year term, which commenced on 11 April 2019.
Juggling volleyball and academics
Posted on May 08, 2017
Dr Margrit Springer, who recently received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree during the University of Pretoria (UP)'s Autumn Graduation Ceremonies, is also a star volleyball player who has represented UP in several competitions.
UP helps to keep cyclists safe during the Cape Town Cycle Tour
Posted on March 09, 2017
A medical screening questionnaire and targeted educational intervention programme originally developed by Prof Martin Schwellnus from UP, will help medical staff prepare for medical emergencies that may occur on Race Day.
Sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle research in the spotlight at UP
Posted on September 06, 2016
The University of Pretoria has identified 'Sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle interventions for chronic disease' as one of its four main strategic niche areas for research activity in the next decade.
UP's Section Sports Medicine: Working to reduce injury rates among athletes
Posted on October 06, 2015
According to staff at UP's Section Sports Medicine, successful injury surveillance could motivate sporting bodies to consider and implement rule changes to improve player safety.