Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Dukhail has been executive director of the Saudi Federation of Sports Medicine since March 2017.
He received his bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy from the Riyadh-based King Saud University in 2004 and went on to obtain a Ph.D. in sports rehabilitation sciences in 2016 from the University of Salford, Manchester. His doctorate
thesis was titled: “An investigation into the relationship between strength imbalance, flexibility and anthropometric discrepancy, on right and left legs asymmetry in sport-specific groups of athletes.”
Recently, Al-Dukhail told the Saudi Press Agency that the national, continental and international sports medicine federations were currently working to create regulations for the return of sports events, particularly group ones, such as football.
Al-Dukhail, a psychotherapy researcher and an enthusiast of sports medicine development programs, has had his research published in international sports congresses over the past few years.
He has developed a performance assessment strategy for athletes to help them evaluate their physical capabilities before, during and after sports seasons. The assessment aims to ensure athletes’ readiness for competition as well as to predict risk of injury throughout a competitive season.
Famous international sports teams and entities, such as Al-Shabab FC, Saudi Athletics Federation, Manchester City FC, Sale Sharks Rugby club, LC Cricket Club, Aspire Academy, have all benefited from the assessment during their pre-seasonal screening.