Shanghai has some amazing orthopedics, rehab and sports medicine centers. For active expats, knowing where to go when you get injured is the key to resting, healing, and getting back into a fast paced routine. Private healthcare can be pricey and not everyone knows where to find it, so here are some recommendations from The CareVoice – your mobile app for finding the most transparent healthcare in Shanghai.
Shanghai’s ‘the clinic’ is a premier sports medicine, physical therapy, and pre/post-surgical rehabilitation center. They’re a world-class establishment for a reason – they use cutting edge technology to treat patients and their interdisciplinary teams of athletic trainers, nutritionists, and physical therapists work together to personalise your treatment, creating a compassionate experience.
Hosted under Shanghai Jiaotong University’s School of Medicine, Ruijin Hospital has an award-winning orthopedics department. The hospital’s focus on scientific research and its role as a teaching hospital means that you get the most up-to-date treatments and the upmost standard of care from physicians who are constantly under supervision. It produces high level medical talent and published academic work. It has kept tight relationships with France through a medical teaching program, as it was originally founded by French Catholics and named Hospital Sainte-Marie. This is a good choice for expats looking for orthopedic care in a public center, whilst benefiting from VIP treatment.
Institute for Western Surgery
The Institute for Western Surgery doesn’t just see you as a patient, but as a part of a family. Their care reflects it – specialists treat a range of back, neck and other sports injuries for adults, plus their dedicated pediatric orthopedics department makes sure your children grow up in perfect condition too.
American Medical Center
The American Medical Center’s claim to fame is their sports medicine specialty. Their full-time American-fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons specialize in minimally-invasive surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and have operated on athletes such as Yao Ming and Liu Xiang. Their facility comes complete with state-of-the-art operating rooms and boasts Shanghai’s largest physical therapy space. Additionally, they provide primary care, psychology, and other therapy services. Though a bit of a trek, their complimentary car-service (when available) makes for a first-class experience.
Shanghai United Family Hospital
United Family Healthcare in Shanghai is a shining light for expats looking for high-quality private medical services. The Department of Orthopedic & Sports Medicine at Shanghai United Family Hospital and Clinics (SHU) brings together a dedicated team of international doctors who specialize in treating sports injuries, joint trauma, or back/neck pain.
SinoUnited Health was founded in 2004, and was established with the aim of providing dedicated care in rehabilitation, orthopedics, sports medicine and pain management. Since 2015 more international specialists have joined our team, and with comprehensive medical services all under one roof, SinoUnited Health makes your quality health care more convenient and accessible.
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