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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 

PROGRAM 

PILLARS

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.

EDUCATION

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.

CLINICAL WORK

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.  

RESEARCH

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.  

RESOURCE
DISTRIBUTION

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.

NETWORK & 
RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

Canadian Partners

Rebalance Legacy Society

Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)

LadySport/FitFirst

Paris Orthotics Ltd.

Ossur

Uganda Partners

CoRSU Hospital

National Council of Sport

University Sports Uganda 

Uganda Orthopaedic Society
Mbarara School of Science & Technology 
MbM

CUSEM 

ADVENTURES.