EIM Project

Exercise is medicine clinics – Aspetar

Exercise is Medicine clinics – Qatar (EIMQ) are located at Aspetar (orthopaedic and sport medicine hospital), it has been established to assist and work with people who suffer from or at risk of developing inactivity related chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and osteoarthritis. The clinic also is developing to include programs for the elderly and those suffering from obesity.

EIMQ is considered as the main platform for clinicians, exercise specialists and other allied health professionals in promoting health and physical activity among these special populations


Exercise is important for health

Research has proven that exercise at the correct intensity and duration or in other words at the right dosage not only improves the quality of life but it decreases the incidence of disease, chronic health conditions and obesity. The population in the state of Qatar faces growing problems including a variety of chronic diseases and health complications such as; diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, osteoporosis, obesity, depression and anxiety.

We are here to educate you and guide you on how to use exercise as a ‘medicine’. We are here to assist you in staying active and improving your quality of life. If you would like further information or support on how to safely increase your physical activity levels, we recommend you to contact us.



Vision

To make physical activity and exercise a standard component of chronic disease prevention and management in Qatar.



Purpose

Our purpose is to promote healthy and active lifestyles through individualized proactive screening, clinical examination and health assessment , education and design a tailor made health and fitness programing resulting in supporting individuals with information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. In addition to that EIMQ provides the tools, guidance and encouragement that patients need to achieve their personal optimal health. EIMQ clinics are using exercise as treatment to control chronic disease or limit its progression in those who suffer inactivity lifestyles.

Our service package includes all you need in order to start becoming more physically active in a safe way. You are going to receive an exercise program and a diet program tailored to your needs. We will guide and assist you to improve your health status by combining both healthy diet and exercise in your life.

Our service includes:

  • Medical examination and counseling from the EIMQ physicians
  • Blood lab tests
  • Nutritional counseling and diet plan
  • Fitness assessment and exercise prescription
  • Group exercise therapy classes in Aspetar and Aspire Active team
  • The Nationwide ‘Step Into health’ program

Depending on your needs and requirements we will be next to you the whole time with further guidance and support.


Methodology

The clinic is divided into different stations. Patients are required to go through all stations to get their therapeutic exercises in the suitable frequency, intensity, time and type.

After passing through these stations patients will be prescribed with specific programs each as per his condition. Accordingly patient programs can be classified as following:

  • Home based therapeutic exercises
  • Gym based therapeutic exercises
  • Aspetar therapeutic exercises

Patients will be monitored for a period of three months and will be re-assessed after that to measure the effects of exercises on their overall health and lab results. Accordingly patients will be guided for best practices to assure their satisfaction and continuation of these programs at home or public gyms.



Reading Materials


The EIMQ professionals will keep you updated with all the latest scientific articles related to health, physical activity and exercise. Here you can find a variety of useful scientific material like; articles, updates and flyers.

http://namat.qa/Publications.aspx
EIMQ team

  • Qualified and certified clinical physicians to use exercise as treatment for chronic diseases in individuals suffering from inactivity and are able to provide therapeutic exercise prescription.
  • Qualified and certified nurses on EIM that are able to assess patients and help them for exercise therapeutic planning
  • Lab technicians
  • Qualified nutritionists to design diet programs suitable for exercise prescription as patient condition allows.
  • Exercise physiologists to assess patient`s fitness level and tune up exercises as required
  • Health fitness coaches that supervise therapeutic classes and patient follow up.


Contact Us

For further information or enquiries about the EIMQ services don’t hesitate to contact us :

Exercise is Medicine® Qatar (EIMQ)

Aspetar, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital

Sport City Street

Near Khalifa Stadium

P.O. Box 29222