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Swiss Olympic Medical Center

Sports medicine deals with people who want to be active – from beginners to elite athletes. How well do you know your body? What effect does endurance training have on your body? How can you optimise your training? Our core areas of expertise are sports medicine and laboratory tests, as well as performance diagnostics, orthomolecular treatment methods and medical training advice. In collaboration with our sports physicians, the Swiss Olympic Medical Center Bad Ragaz will support you in achieving your fitness goals. 

What we offer

Consultations

  • Nutritional advice 
  • Nutritional advice for athletes
  • Mental training 
  • Orthomolecular medicine, initial consultation 
  • Training advice and planning from qualified Swiss Olympic trainer 
  • Training advice and planning from sports physiotherapist 
  • Further medical-psychological assessment on request 

Performance diagnostics

CON-TREX® TEST

The Con-Trex® is a machine used to measure isokinetic strength (constant speed) and to measure the strength of the knee joint (left/right, flexor/extensor comparison) following an injury or with arthritis. This test can be used to identify muscle imbalances. 

LACTATE THRESHOLD TEST

The lactate threshold test involves measuring lactate concentration in the blood, heart rate and sense of exertion during a stress phase. These values can be used to determine the exact pulse range (intensity) within which training should be completed. 

LACTATE THRESHOLD TEST WITH CARDIOPULMONARY EXERCISE TESTING

Respiratory parameters are measured in addition to the values of the lactate threshold test. 

MAGGLINGEN CORE STRENGTH TEST

The Magglingen core strength test is a three-part test of core strength endurance. Core strength is important in almost all sporting disciplines, and in preventing back pain and misloading. 

EXPLOSIVE STRENGTH MEASUREMENT

The explosive strength of the lower extremities is measured by means of four different jumps (Quattro) on the strength measurement plate. Determining explosive strength is important in all sporting disciplines in which speed and jumping ability play a role. 

Medical investigations and check-ups

Medical examinations

ANALYSIS OF STRESS LEVEL

Recovery capacity and sleep quality with heart rate variability meas-urement over 24 hours.

EXERTION ASTHMA TEST

A defined stress test on a treadmill or exercise bike is used to trig-ger an athlete’s breathing complaint. Following this provocation test, lung function is measured according to a standardised proto-col in order to identify any stress-induced constriction of the bron-chi.

PLETHYSMOGRAPHY

This examination is used in addition to the parameters measured in the lung function test (spirometry) to measure the volume of air that remains in the lungs following complete exhalation. Airway re-sistances are also determined, and measurements are carried out to evaluate the gas exchange in the lungs.

LUNG FUNCTION TEST (SPIROMETRY)

The spirometry is a basic test to evaluate lung function. A simple spirometry involves measuring the maximum number of litres of air that can be breathed out, and how many of this volume in the first second. The maximum breath flow on breathing in and out is also measured.

METHACHOLINE CHALLENGE TEST

The patient inhales a defined quantity of an irritant that will lead to the constriction of the bronchi in the event of their oversensitivity. The test is important when it comes to diagnosing and assessing the progress of bronchial asthma.

 

Medical check-ups

EXERCISE ECG

An exercise ECG involves recording electrical heart activity under increasing exertion on an exercise bike, with blood pressure also being measured at each exertion level. If training advice is also re-quired, this test protocol can also include lactate measurements.

BODY COMPOSITION (BODY FAT MEASUREMENT)

Body composition is an essential part of any good nutrition and health consultation. Weight itself is only half of the picture – what is important is to know the exact fat and muscle mass.

RUNNING AND GAIT ANALYSIS

These tests will make it possible to determine various causes of problems associated with overload. A change of shoe and/or use of optimal insoles can help to minimise these complaints.

RESTING ECG

Suction electrodes applied to the chest are used to record cardiac electrical activity. These curves can be used to identify heart dis-ease.

7-SITE SKINFOLD MEASUREMENT

A special calliper is used to measure the skinfold thickness at seven sites of the body. The proportion of body fat and muscle is calculat-ed on the basis of gender, age, weight and total skinfolds. This is an accurate and easily reproducible measurement in terms of fat and muscle mass, and is used primarily in elite sport.

Our team of experts

DR
Christian Schlegel MD

Head physician Clinic Bad Ragaz, Physical medicine and rehabilitation FMH, Sports medicine SGSM, Man-ual medicine SAMM, Interventional pain management SSIPM, Musculoskeletal ultrasound SGUM

DR
Matthias Fenzl MD

Sports scientist, aqua therapy and training, balneology, sport physiology

DR SC. NA.
Anke Neubert MD

Sports diagnostics

Richard Umberg

Certified sports coach Swiss Olympic, running coach

Lea Nadig

Overall Management Therapies, Exercise & Sports

Sandra Looser

Head of physiotherapy & massage

Dr
Rinaldo Manferdini MD

Mental trainer MD, sports choach ETH, Managing Director Mental Drive GmbH

Tina Dyck

Mentaltrainer MD, translator and interpreter HDS

Niklaus Schmidt

Administrative Management SOMC

Contact and consultation

+41 81 303 38 38
sportmed@resortragaz.ch

Make an appointment and we will be happy to advise you on our offer.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 7.15 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 1 pm 
Sunday: closed

Therapy
Therapy

Whether your complaint is chronic or acute, the team of doctors and therapists will provide relief with their individual treatment and training methods.

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Massages
Massages

The Medical Health Center Bad Ragaz offers various medical massages to relieve muscular tension and improve your wellbeing. 

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Personal Training
Personal Training

Whether you’re an amateur or elite athlete – find your way to personal training success with us. Our personal trainers will be happy to meet your needs.

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