WHAT WE DO
CUSEM supports the development of sport and exercise medicine in Uganda through education, clinical work, research, resource distribution, network and relationship building.
Emily Grainger, Physiotherapist | Murchison Safari 2019
CUSEM's aim is to support the development of sport & exercise medicine in Uganda. We motivate, encourage and inspire Sport & Exercise Medicine excellence to maximize the power and spirit of movement within Uganda in an independent manner.
CUSEM works to advance Sport & Exercise Medicine in Uganda through our program pillars: Education, Clinical work, Research, Resource Distribution, Network and Relationship Building.
CUSEM sees value in fostering independence among Ugandan physicians, physiotherapists and other health care professionals.
CUSEM dedicates time for formal education and learning on every trip. On clinical days, we welcome local clinicians to shadow our team.
CUSEM has become a trusted partner to Uganda Sport Federations and the National Council of Sport. Each CUSEM delegation consists of 2-3 clinic days where we assess and treat Ugandan athletes.
About 35% of athletes who attend the clinic have more than one injury. Athletes first see a Sport & Exercise Medicine physician and then physiotherapy, pedorthist or bracefitter as needed. In 2019 we saw 188 athletes.
CUSEM plans to begin engaging in research relating to Sport & Exercise Medicine in Uganda in 2021.
Please reach out to us if you have ideas or if this is an area of interest, and you would like to discuss opportunities.
CUSEM partners with local Canadian companies to obtain medical bracing other devices. Rebalance Legacy Society, Ossur, LadySport/FitFirst and Paris Orthotics Ltd. continue to provide our team with useful products to bring to Uganda. Our pedorthist and bracefitters use these products to fit Uganda athletes. Yearly, the remaining products are donated to teams, Sport & Exercise Medicine professionals and CoRSU Hospital.
Rebalance Legacy Society
Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)
Paris Orthotics Ltd.
National Council of Sport
University Sports Uganda
Uganda Orthopaedic Society
Mbarara School of Science & Technology MbM