Berlin – All support in one place. Alongside their sporting education, Hertha’s academy players have also been able to take advantage of medical and therapeutic care at the Olympic Park since the start of March 2020 – in the newly opened HerthaMED. The comprehensive care offered to the stars of tomorrow, in an ultramodern therapy centre with the best possible facilities, raises them to a completely new level. “The tight link between school, training and therapeutic care will really support the youngsters. By the same estimation, we want to further optimise the development of our young talents and prevent injuries,” commented Hertha’s Managing director for sport Michael Preetz at the opening.
Working in synergy – the focus is finally on football
156 days have now passed since we celebrated the opening of the new facility, and the HerthaMED staff’s care for Hertha’s youth sides is already making a big impact. Alongside the well-equipped doctors and treatment rooms and the modern apparatus, the most important thing is the medical professionals who are investing everything to ensure that the footballers receive flawless care. The staff at HerthaMED also work closely with the doctors at the casualty department, the orthopaedics and hand surgeons at the ‘Vivantes Klinikum Am Urban’. They’re also working together to ensure that injuries are avoided and that physical performance is developed in a targeted manner. The HerthaMED team is additionally in close contact with the coaches of the Hertha BSC football academy. The physiotherapists are not just responsible for the care of the youth teams but they are also active in the medical centre in order to guarantee synergy between all areas. From Saturday (15th August 2020, 14:00 CEST), focus will once again turn to football as the first youth side ends the long wait for the 2020/21 season. The U23s will welcome 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig.
As well as the youth players at Hertha, school children from Berlin and athletes from the local area can make use of HerthaMED’s first-class set-up, which includes various rehabilitation measures, tests and check-ups. An appointment can be made by telephone or via email.