Olympic Gold Medalist Abhinav Bindra has taken a key step towards contributing for the betterment of Indian sports by opening a sports medicine and research institute in Bhubaneswar. The institute is called Abhinav Bindra Sports Medicine and Research Institute (ABSMARI). The institute will offer four-year Bachelor of Physiotherapy and two-year Masters of Physiotherapy courses with various specialisations.
The objective of the venture, ‘which promises to combine theory with practical exposure, with an affordable fee structure, is to develop professionals who can serve in sports academies, hospitals and other related fields.’
‘Hope to empower Indian physiotherapists and sports scientists’ – Bindra
Speaking about his venture, Abhinav Bindra said, “The sports industry is growing in India, something most evident in the Odisha sporting ecosystem,” He further said, “The next 10 years will create a demand for professionals that channel an athlete’s potential, and provide support in making World champions.
“With ABSMARI, we hope to empower Indian physiotherapists and sports scientists to learn from the best and be a part of this movement,” said Bindra.
Dr. Joseph Oliver, the Dean of the Institute said, “Through visual learning and state of the art labs in place, students can hope to fast-track their learning, as well as gear themselves for continuous professional development.”
Bindra and Oliver further encouraged all aspiring sports physiotherapists and scientists to consider their institute and visit absmari.com.