Your Most Urgent Questions Are Answered Here


Do I have to be an athlete to visit i-Sports?

You don’t need to be an athlete or sports person to come to i-Sports. We help people who have knee, shoulder and back problems. We help people who have had stroke and even children with speech disabilities. Call us at 04-238 3214 or 04-399 5529. We will be happy to advise you.


What are your opening hours?

We open Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 8pm, Saturday: 8.30am – 1pm. For Sundays and public holidays. We only see patients who have made prior appointment only.


Where are you located?

We have two locations – our head office is within Island Hospital, Penang and our branch is in Taman Kelisa Emas, Seberang Jaya.


How is i-Sports different from other physiotherapy centres in Penang?

Besides receiving excellent personal care and massage from our physiotherapists, you’ll be monitored by our in-house orthopaedic surgeon. We also have the services of a paediatrician, physician and podiatrist. Rehabilitation includes using Nintendo Wii game sets to help you strengthen your muscles. Our centre is decked out with the top-of-the-line HUR brand equipment which use air resistance technology, allowing rehabilitation to begin as early as possible after surgery or injury.


Why does i-Sports use HUR fitness equipment for its patients?

Used in over 30 countries worldwide, Finland’s HUR equipment is accredited as medical products and includes many safety features especially rehabilitation use. We use this line extensively in our physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre because HUR equipment uses air as resistance to reduce stress on joints and connective tissues, and it works muscles more specifically. Resistance can be set at zero and adjusted ‘steplessly’ to facilitate passive and assisted mobilisation, allowing rehabilitation to begin as early as possible after surgery or injury. The result is safer, more effective exercise for people of all ages and abilities – the elderly, the young and the athletic. The scientifically researched HUR equipment is registered with The National Agency for Medicines in Finland.


I heard i-Sports is a physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre. What does this mean?

Sports rehabilitation helps sports men and sports women who have been injured or undergone surgery to get back into daily activities and sports. Rehabilitation is not just confined to sports people. It is also necessary if you’ve had surgery especially surgeries of the knees, shoulder and spine. We also help patients who need chest and cardiac rehabilitation as well as stroke rehabilitation and paediatrics. Non-impact exercise is the mainstay of our rehabilitation programme.


How can physiotherapy help me?

Read more how i-Sports physiotherapy can help you get rid of pain.


You offer speech and language therapy services at i-Sports?

Yes, we have 2 highly qualified speech and language therapists/pathologists who can identify, assess and treat children and adults who have speech, language and communication difficulties.


I heard there is also the service of a foot specialist or podiatrist at i-Sports?

It’s true. We have a podiatrist who is a medical doctor specialising in medical care of the foot, ankle and lower leg. They are also known as foot doctors, foot and ankle surgeons or podiatric surgeons. If you have heel pain, knee pain and lower back pain which is caused by poor foot function, you could consult a podiatrist. Our visiting podiatrist will make corrective shoe inserts or orthotics if necessary.


What other services do you offer besides physiotherapy and rehabilitation?

Our services also include double bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery to replace the ligament inside the knee due to sports injury or osteoarthrities; stem cell therapy (to restore, repair and regenerate lost and damaged parts of the body tissue) and Platelet-Rich Plasma injection (for tennis elbow).


What is an ACL tear? Are ACL tears common?

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are very common. They are common lesions of the knee joint which can affect normal people like you and I and not just people who are active in sports. The highest incidence is in individuals 15 to 25 years old who participate in pivoting sports, but ACL tears can occur at all ages. However, it does affect football and basketball players often. ACL tears are confirmed through MRI scans.


Why does i-Sports offer double-bundle ACL reconstruction surgery instead of single-bundle ACL surgery?

When you have an ACL tear, your knee surgeon might use a single-bundle reconstruction technique to replace the torn ACL. At i-Sports, we offer an even better approach to repair your torn ACL – the double-bundle reconstruction surgery.

This innovative approach provides greater anteroposterior and rotational knee stability by restoring both functional bundles of the ACL, the vertical bundle (anteromedial bundle), and the oblique bundle (posterolateral bundle). While single-bundle ACL reconstruction gives good outcomes, the double-bundle technique is closer to the knee’s natural anatomy. Get more details about double-bundle ACL reconstruction surgery.


How do I recover after the double-bundle ACL surgery?

The rehabilitation period for double-bundle ACL technique is the same as for single-bundle ACL technique: immediate physical therapy and protective bracing and crutches for the first few weeks, followed by light sports activities after 3 months, with a return to contact sports about 9 months later.

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