Exercise Injuries Doctor Q&A

Exercising regularly is a necessity for healthy living and ageing. In fact, exercise can actually be 'medicine' to some illnesses. However, if the body is not properly warmed up and cooled down before and after exercise, or if there is overuse and trauma to a specific part of the body, exercise injuries can result.

As the featured doctor for our "Ask the Specialist" forum, Adj Asst Prof Ivy Lim, Consultant with the Singapore Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre (SSMC) at Changi General Hospital (CGH), a member of the SingHealth group, will address your concerns about exercise injuries.

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About Adj Asst Prof Ivy Lim

Adj Asst. Prof Ivy Lim received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the National University of Singapore, and obtained her Master in Family Medicine in 2010 before commencing advanced training in sports medicine. She is the first locally trained female sports physician and is also a qualified family physician.

In 2018, SingHealth established the SingHealth Duke-NUS Sport & Exercise Medicine Centre (SDSC), The SDSC aims to provide integrated, multidisciplinary care that pushes the frontiers of clinical service, research and education in the field of Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) across SingHealth institutions. Dr Lim has been appointed as the Service Chief (CGH) for SDSC.

Dr Lim's clinical interests include sports injuries, pre-participation screening, sports safety, exercise in women and the role of physical activity in chronic disease management. She is active in the executive committee of Sports Medicine Association Singapore, and is currently a member of the Institutional Review Board of Singapore Sports Institute.

Dr Lim has provided medical coverage for several sports events, including soccer and triathlon. She was the chief equipment officer for the 2011 OSIM Singapore International Triathlon, Chief Medical Officer for the ONE Fighting Championship, medical delegate for the 2015 and 2018 Asian Fencing Championships, and team physician for Team Singapore in the 8th ASEAN Para Games 2015. Dr Lim is a member of the Fencing Confederation of Asia Medical Commission, the first and only Singaporean to be appointed.

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