We research the role of exercise in the treatment and recovery from illness.
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SIMPH MEDICAL FITNESS INSTITUTE is a leading world institution in Medical Fitness. It was founded by Dr. Sergio Simphronio, and is the result of 30 years of experience in the field of health and welfare, and of 20 years of research on exercise for the prevention and treatment of diseases.
The main objective of the Institute is to research the role of exercise in the prevention, treatment and recovery from illness. It also explores the development of intelligence through physical exercise.
Our work is focused on: research, development of exercise programs for "special populations" and people with diseases, training of professionals, certification, dissemination of knowledge through our international conferences, counseling and consultancy to hospitals and sports centers in the creation of Medical Fitness units, and the development of actions with public and private, national and international entities of the field of health and welfare.
Our mission is to promote other forms of treatment for some diseases, of course, always respecting the individuality of each person. At no time it is to encourage the disruption of medical treatments and replacing them by exercise, but to introduce the practice of physical activity as a way to accelerate the recovery process. The application of all protocols of physical exercise for diseases is supported by research and practical evidences.
Among the diseases that Simph Medical Fitness Institute studies are cancer (mainly breast and prostate), fibromyalgia, cholinergic urticaria, stress, heart disease, hypothyroidism, obesity, type II diabetes and alzheimer.
In all these years of research we have learned that both health and disease, can not be dealt from a single point of view, but in a comprehensive way within a multidisciplinary approach, because the human body does not work in an isolated way. SIMPH MEDICAL FITNESS INSTITUTE is composed by health professionals of different areas working together, because we know that together we are stronger, we will learn more at the same time we can help people with greater effectiveness. In addition, we also work together with several hospitals and universities around the world, developing treatment units based on physical activity for the treatment and recovery of diseases: MEDICAL FITNESS UNITS (Physical Training Unit for Diseases).
Moreover, all gyms and sports center of the world have clients who have suffered from some kind of disease, and these people certainly need special attention when they practice exercise. The Institute was created to fill the existing gap within the practice of physical exercise in the field of diseases and to train professionals properly prepared with the necessary knowledge to work with these special populations, helping to improve the quality of life of people with the implementation of the Medical Fitness Units at gyms and sports centers.
Other lines of research and work of SIMPH MEDICAL FITNESS INSTITUTE are: healthy aging, the importance of the correct prescription of exercise during pregnancy and postpartum, the safety in implementing training programs to prevent injuries, the treatment of diseases through dance, the development of work-site wellness programs for special labor populations suffering loss of health due to the demands of their work: stress, overloads, and other occupational diseases.
Medical Fitness Congress Series® is the brand name of SIMPH MEDICAL FITNESS INSTITUTE for a series of international conferences focusing on the role of physical exercise to improve health and for the prevention, treatment and recovery from illness. MEDICAL FITNESS CONGRESS is held in Europe (EUROPEAN MEDICAL FITNESS CONGRESS), Brazil (BRAZILIAN MEDICAL FITNESS CONGRESS) and Asia (ASIAN MEDICAL FITNESS CONGRESS).
SIMPH MEDICAL FITNESS INSTITUTE operates in:
Europe, Latin America and Asia.