The DFB Academy in the heart of Frankfurt is the engine for all DFB national teams, a networking and exchange platform, an innovation driver as well as a further education and training institution for experts in football. As part of the DFB Academy, the new Medical Centre is responsible for the medical and physiotherapeutic care of all national players, football medical research as well as medical training and further education programmes for doctors and physiotherapists in professional and amateur football.
Through new scientific findings, their application in football practice and the transfer and exchange of knowledge, we are helping German football to return to the top of the world. With over 100 doctors and physiotherapists, we offer a large network of experts who are responsible for the medical care of our junior and senior national teams during international matches worldwide. The medical centre is also home to an outpatient clinic that provides all active athletes on the DFB campus with the best possible first aid for injuries and illnesses. Thanks to a long-term cooperation with Frankfurt University Hospital, serious treatments and complex diagnostics such as MRIs can be carried out at the hospital as a maximum care facility.
In addition, we conduct football-specific research projects together with the university hospital and other universities. For example, we are looking into football-specific nutrition, the influence of neuroathletic training on performance development, decision-making in complex situations or the healing process of muscular injuries at the cellular level. Interdisciplinary research groups consisting of scientists, doctors and coaches work together on the research project in order to transfer the results into practice in the best possible way.
However, the Medical Centre has not only set itself the goal of researching and applying new findings, but also of sharing them with interested medical staff. Twice a year, for example, we run the certified advanced training course in football medicine, which is available in hybrid form in the winter and digitally in the summer as an advanced training course for national and international doctors from professional and amateur football. The from UEFA co-financed programme cover topics such as heart disease after COVID19 infection, rehabilitation after muscle injuries and the influence of head ball play on the brain. Furthermore, we provide information about the latest scientific studies on football medicine via www.dfb-akademie.de
Creating, applying and sharing knowledge – this is our objective at the DFB Academy Medical Centre. The DFB Campus is a place of encounter. We would be delighted to welcome you to the new campus as well.
ist Leiter Medizin und Wissenschaft in der DFB-Akademie Frankfurt am Main. Er ist Mitglied der Medizinischen Kommission sowie Inhaber der UEFA-Trainer A-Lizenz. Dr. Hauser hat auf dem Gebiet der Sportwissenschaft / Sportmedizin / Leistungsphysiologie promoviert.