The CRR, which has benifited from this label since 2011, passed the renewal procedure with flying colours allowing it to continue practising for the next four years. The « Swiss Olympic Medical Centers » are centres specialized in taking care of high level athletes and up-coming sportsmen and woman competing at national and regional level (dealing also with sports trauma, sports medicine reporting, laboratory research, diagnostics and training advice).
High quality services
The « Swiss Olympic Medical Centers » are, in general, large medical centres in which competences cover the care and sports medicine framework to follow up-coming and high level athletes, as well as the performance diagnostical aspect. Certified establishments are constantly controlled by Swiss Olympic ensuring that the catalogue of demanded criteria is respected.
Athletes and patients benifit, therefore, from an extremely high quality service, especially regarding:
Fast sports medicine evaluation / treatment in the case of injury or illness
Immediate transfer for evaluation / care towards alternative or complentary medical specialists when necesary
Routine sports medicine analysis
Physiotherapy orientated towards sport
Research and performance diagnostic in the field of endurance and strength for both individual athletes and those competing in a team
Emergency sports medicine service
Nutritional advice and sports psychology.
A hub of knowledge available to all and unique in the Valais
Operational since the creation of the Clinique romande de réadaptation (CRR) in 1999 directed by the former medical managing director Prof. Charles Gobelet the sports medicine department has continued to develop its services over the past 20 years. Dr Pierre-Etienne Fournier, head physician of the Swiss Olympic Medical Center (SOMC) of the CRR states : « This reward confirms the quality of our services and places us as an essential hub of competences within the domain of sports medicine, thanks to the multi-disciplinary aspect of the CRR ».
The SOMC of the CRR is of course also open to amateur sports lovers who can fully benifit from the competences of a multi.disciplinary structure composed of doctors, training specialists, physiotherapists and a nutrition specialist. For further information and contacts at the Swiss Olympic Medical Center (SOMC) of the CRR click on this link: http://www.crr-suva.ch/somc
For 2019-2022, 17 establishments received the «Swiss Olympic Medical Center» label. Among these centres, six are located in the French speaking part of Switzerland, but only one in the Valais, at the CRR. The « Sport Medical Bases approved by Swiss Olympic » label also exists, with lower demands. 26 establishments, which are often smaller in size, obtained this reward.