Dr M Y Hassan
Dr M Y Hassan is an Orthopaedic surgeon FC Orth (SA) and sports physician in Cape Town, South Africa. He attained his medical degree, MBChB (UCT), and found interest in sports medicine. He graduated with a MPHIL Sports Medicine (UCT) degree and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery degree FC Orth (SA) through UCT later in his life. At the Sports Science Institute SA he worked with Prof Tim D Noakes and published an article on post exercise cardiac fatigue.
During his sports science career, he worked with athletes that ranged from sedentary active to elite athletes. While consulting with the SA Protea cricket team, he published a book, “Cricket IQ”, at the time of the Cricket World Cup, hosted in SA (2003).
In the sport of rugby, he was the Stormers & Western Province’s rugby doctor and subsequently became the National Springbok Rugby Doctor (2004-2007). He developed screening, injury prevention and injury management strategies, scientifically quantified exercise parameters and reinforced the concept of periodisation in preparation for the rugby world cup in 2007. He successfully led the sports science medical team in contributing to the team’s 2007 rugby world cup win in Paris.