Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SCKLM 2013 : DBC Physiotherapy Centre

Standard Chartered KL Marathon Announces Collaboration with Document Based Care (DBC) Physiotherapy Centre to Provide Care and Advice to Runners

Kuala Lumpur, 17th June 2013 – Standard Chartered KL Marathon announces its collaboration with Document Based Care (DBC) Physiotherapy Centre, in an effort to reinforce the importance of health and safety of their 33,000 runners. DBC Physiotherapy Centre will be providing pre and post-race physiotherapy treatment to help runners rehabilitate from any injuries and also to provide them with the appropriate treatment to reduce the risk of injury.

Rainer Biemans, Project Director of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 said, “The health and safety of the runners have always been our priority. We recognise DBC’s experience in providing extensive training and rehabilitation equipment. We will be working with DBC Physiotherapy Centre for the very first time and we are very excited with the services DBC will be providing during the Marathon”.

DBC provides pre-race assessment; where runners will undertake a full and thorough assessment targeted particularly at the legs and lower back, to ascertain potential problems like flexibility, control, stability, strength and alignment that may lead to injury. The pre-race assessment enable runners to have a better understanding of what their physical problems are so that they are aware of their body. And with the treatment provided by DBC, it helps to further improve running performance and ultimately, a better run time.

For this year’s Marathon, dedicated physiotherapy areas will be located at the runners’ welfare tent to further strengthen health measures during the race. Runners will be given the opportunity to have an extensive check-up on any injuries that may develop from the exertions of the Marathon. DBC Physiotherapy Centre will also be providing diagnosis and advice on the injuries sustained and post-race recovery strategies to educate the runners on how the injury can be treated and most importantly, to avoid further problems that may arise after running the race.

“We are pleased to be a part of one of the largest sporting events in the country. DBC has five clinics in Malaysia and sports medicine is an emerging market with great visibility here. We are also the official supplier to Liverpool Football Club and have around 100 clinics outside Finland.  This inaugural collaboration with Standard Chartered KL Marathon will be a good platform for us to showcase our expertise in sporting activities through supporting the health, safety, and welfare of the runners”, said Wee Hock Kee, CEO of DBC Physiotherapy Centre Malaysia.

The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is once again made possible by title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with the event owner and organiser Dirigo Events, co-organiser Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

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