universitÓ  degli studi di bologna


Sport Medicine in Italy

                   Sport medicine has a great tradition in Italy. This is due to the
                   fact that in Italy (a very rare case in the world) the law
                   wants to protect athlete 's fitness through a periodical check up
                   (once a year).

                   the control is made by a physician specialized in sport medicine
                   and subscribed to FMSI ( Federazione Medico Sportiva Italiana ).

                   to became a specialist the doctor has to pass first an admission
                   exam and then he will have to perform a 4 year full-time program
                   at the Italian University. The study fields covered are physiology,
                   cardiology, traumatology, training, metabolics, computer science
                   and so on.

                   the Institute of Sport Medicine of Bologna makes about
                   5000 check-up every year and, all the informations are stored into
                   an electronic database with millions of interesting data about
                   physiology and pathology in sport activities.

                   the system works in a network and is able to evaluate statistics of
                   each parameter inserted during the check up.

                   during the visit, the m.d. Specialist, performs this sequence of operations: