Samitivej Active Performance Medical Center (SMAP)

2nd Floor Daily (7 days/week) - 07:00 - 20:00 66 (0)2 022- 2222 ext 22227

Samitivej Active Performance Medical Center (SMAP)

The Samitivej Active Performance Medical Center (SMAP) is more than just a physical rehabilitation and physiotherapy center; it offers a range of uniquely tailored physical activities aimed at improving performance. The services provided at SMAP cater to professional athletes, people with a special interest in sports, those who have suffered a sports injury, the elderly, and those at risk of, or currently suffering with, cardiovascular disease. This is because, in addition to improving their athletic performance, we want our patients to exercise safely.

Featuring a wide range of equipment designed specifically to develop muscle and joint strength, SMAP also includes a number of highly accurate and medically accredited devices that are able to analyze and assess muscular function, which can differ significantly from general forms of fitness. Additionally, the center’s systems are able to record each user’s information so that our team of expert medical staff specializing in rehabilitative medicine can be by the patient’s side providing personalized advice at all stages of their recovery. In this way, we are able to ensure they make a rapid and full return to their daily lives, including being capable of playing the sports they love in a safe and efficient manner. We are confident that our preparedness means every one of our patients receives the best care possible.

Services offered at SMAP

Our services can be categorized into 3 main groups:

1. Sport fitness testing and training: These services are available to anyone wishing to improve their overall health as well as those seeking to prevent injuries. Athletes and exercise lovers with sports injuries or exercise-related injuries receive treatment designed to ensure that they are able to make a rapid return to the sport or fitness activity they love. These services also extend to professional athletes and other people who have undergone arthroscopic surgery for an accidental or sports-related injury, such as ACL surgery, surgery used to treat a meniscus tear, arthritis surgery, rotator cuff tear surgery and surgical treatment for tennis elbow.
Treatments for sports injuries

  • Consultations on preventing injuries resulting from sports, exercise or even those which occur in the workplace
  • Treatment for tendonitis, muscle tears or ligament damage, joint twists and sprains, joint dislocations, and bone breaks or fractures, all of which is based upon the individual’s unique needs, and involves careful but rapid recovery
  • Rehabilitation following injury or surgery
  • Tailor-made rehabilitation programs designed to provide solutions for each patient’s unique issues
  • Physical rehabilitation aimed at restoring or improving movement capabilities
  • Physiotherapy regimens for those who have recently undergone surgery

2. Active Geriatric Exercise Center: As a safe place where physically capable, elderly people can exercise in order to improve strength, the Active Geriatric Exercise Center is suitable for those who may otherwise be too worried about injuring themselves, those with underlying medical conditions who wish to engage in physical activity, and geriatric users who exercise regularly and would like to enter long-distance running competitions, for example.

3. Cardiac rehabilitation: Suitable for those affected by issues associated with heart disease or coronary artery disease, as well as those at risk of developing heart disease and the following groups of patients as they look to recover from heart problems:

  • Patients suffering with coronary artery disease: includes those who have stable angina, ischemic heart disease or heart failure.
  • Patients recovering from heart surgery: includes those who have undergone PTCA, PCI or CABG procedures, as well as heart transplant recipients and people fitted with a pacemaker or defibrillator.
  • Patients suffering from other forms of heart disease: includes people with congenital heart disease and valvular heart disease.
  • Patients with other forms of disease that increase their risk of developing heart disease: includes diabetics, stroke and high blood pressure.
  • Patients suited to preventive cardiac rehabilitation, as follows:
    • Overweight patients with a BMI score of over 30kg/m2, and a waist circumference of greater than 90cm (males) or 80cm (females).
    • Patients with dyslipidemia, LDL cholesterol levels higher than 70 or triglyceride levels greater than 200mg/dL, and HDL cholesterol levels more than 35mg/dL.

Medical technologies used in diagnostics and treatment

  • Treadmills, static bicycles and a range of other machines designed to test physical capabilities
  • Shockwave devices that utilize high-frequency electromagnetic waves to reduce aches
  • Electromyography devices used to analyze muscles and the nerve system
  • General ultrasound scans as well as those used to reduce aches
  • VO2 Max equipment used to assess fitness and endurance, with the data obtained being used to inform subsequent training aimed at improving physical capabilities in athletes, and with the results of such assessments being related to patients by highly skilled, doctors
  • Running sciences and running analysis
    • Muscle testing and tapping intervention
    • Stress tests and cardiac tests with EKG monitors, carried out by doctors and physiotherapists working at SMAP
    • Fall risk assessment using a Berg balance test

Exercise equipment and computer programs used to train movement


Power rehabilitation equipment incorporates technology that memorizes each user’s training details in order to aid progress. Programs include muscle strength tests, movement analysis and visual biofeedback, which is based on specific user movements in order to increase efficiency and reduce the risk of injury while training. This information is recorded and reported on the user’s RFID CARD. The equipment on offer includes:

  • Premium line Compass 600 leg press machines
  • Compass 600 chest press and rowing machines
  • Premium line Compass 600 abduction/adduction machines
  • Shoulder press and vertical rowing machines

Cardiac rehabilitation equipment includes artificial intelligence computer systems that automatically adjust exercise strain according to the heart rate data of the user. This ensures that any physical activity is both appropriate and safe for the person involved, making it suitable for patients recovering from heart, lung or coronary surgeries, as well as for elderly patients wishing to improve their cardiovascular strength. Our cardiac rehabilitation equipment includes the following:

  • Comfort Cycles
  • Upper Body Cycles
  • Medical treadmills
  • Cross Walk machines

Resistance-based training equipment at SMAP aids the analysis and treatment of both spinal and core muscle complaints. The devices have been specially designed to rehabilitate core muscles, spine, neck and shoulders, and incorporate technology capable of memorizing each user’s training specifics. Our resistance-based equipment consists of:

  • Premium line cervical machines
  • Premium line extension machines
  • Premium line flexion machines

Scope of treatment

In addition to the 3 main types of service mentioned above, SMAP also provides a range of services related to the field of sports medicine:

  • Fitness tests and physical capability assessments, including V02Max analysis
  • Balance system testing used to analyze musculoskeletal capabilities
  • Isokinetic muscle tests
  • Physical fitness tests before exercise
  • FIFA pre-competition medical assessments
  • Nerve and muscle tests alongside balance training
  • Movement fluency training using balance system tests
  • Physiotherapy following surgery
  • Treatment and physical rehabilitation for patients who have undergone surgery on the knee, hip, ankle, shoulder or elbow
  • Treatment for athletes and people who have been injured playing sports
  • Treatment through exercise utilizing devices that are customizable according to the unique needs of its users