Special Clinical Focus

  • Performance diagnostics for amateur, recreational and competitive athletes
  • Training counselling / training plans
  • Personalised medical check-ups
  • Dietary coaching
  • Preventative medicine and health coaching
  • Support for changes in lifestyle

About us

Michael Ehnert is the Head of the Institute for Sports Medicine and Preventative Medicine of the St. Georg Asklepios Hospital in Hamburg. The Institute for Sports Medicine in Hamburg performs sports medical examinations and check-ups, both for professional athletes and for amateur athletes. The Institute also provides performance analyses and sport-specific counselling, such as the creation of dietary and training plans, where there are performance physiology problems and in the case of illness and injury.

The internist and sports physician Michael Ehnert has headed the internistic Casualty Department of a maximum care hospital for many years and has long-standing experience as a team doctor for professional boxers. He is the lead team doctor for the German national swimming team, lead team doctor for the German national U23 rowing team and the Responsible Medical Superintendent at the Hamburg / Schleswig-Holstein Olympic Training Centre.

In recent years, he has cared for many world champions, Olympic medallists and professional athletes in various sports (including football, handball, kitesurfing, windsurfing, MotoCross, triathlon).

For every athlete, the maintenance or the restoration of health has the highest priority. Only those who are healthy can produce their maximum athletic performance. For that reason, not only competitive and team athletes should undergo regular sports medical and sport-specific and performance physiology examination, but amateur athletes should also have regular check-ups. Here, under the leadership of Michael Ehnert, the Institute for Sports Medicine in Hamburg has the best qualifications.

At the Institute for Sports Medicine in Hamburg, the most up to date diagnostic and analysis equipment are available for the optimum care of the athletes, as well as, thanks to its links with the St. Georg Asklepios Hospital, around 100 specialists in a wide variety of fields (such as cardiology, gastroenterology, diabetology and endocrinology, angiology, neurology, dermatology, abdominal surgery, accident surgery, neurosurgery and ENT). So, radiological examinations and medical investigation by the appropriate specialists can be undertaken promptly and thus, the athletes at the Institute for Sports Medicine in Hamburg are provided with comprehensive, holistic care. Thanks to its long-standing experience in the medical care of top athletes in a wide variety of fields, associations and organisations and its close collaboration with the Hamburg / Schleswig-Holstein Olympic Training Centre, the Institute for Sports Medicine in Hamburg stands for the highest quality in consultation and examination.

As well as the medical care of the athletes, the Institute for Sports Medicine in Hamburg can also arrange specialists in stress medicine, psychiatry and sports psychology.

The emphases of the Institute for Sports Medicine in Hamburg include sports medicine counselling, personalised diagnostics, treatment and prevention for athletes and non-athletes of all ages and performance categories, sports medical checks, baseline physical evaluations and performance analysis, as well as special sports traumatology and sports orthopaedic consultations.

Diagnostic Services

  • Colour-coded echocardiography
  • Cardio MRT
  • Spiroergometry
  • Lactate physiology
  • Colour-coded duplex sonography of the vessels of the neck, abdomen and extremities
  • Sonography of all organs
  • Sonography of the joints and muscles
  • Functional movement screening
  • Bioelectrical impedance measurement
  • Gait and posture analysis

Therapeutic Services

  • Practical dietary counselling
  • Creation of a personalised training plan
  • Orthopaedic-physiotherapy treatment
  • Arrangement of specialised treatment “on-site” (joint surgery procedures, cardiology-arrhythmia treatment, and much else besides)

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • All services are provided on the premises of the Institute in a private atmosphere
  • Intense infrastructural and organisational integration with the specialist departments of the St. Georg Hospital
  • Direct in-patient admission option when required
  • MRT/CT in close proximity
  • Telephone coaching option following the initial check-up
  • Multiple languages (English, French, Spanish, Turkish, Norwegian)
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Other services

  • Fatigue fractures
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Tennis elbow
  • Runner’s knee, jumper’s knee and footballer’s knee
  • Infectious diseases and immunology in sport
  • Overtraining syndrome


Airports near

  • Hamburg airport (HAM)approx. 6.2 miles (10 km)