Dr Abdul Halim Mokhtar is a sports physician, graduated in Master of Sports Medicine with Distinction from University of Malaya in 2005.He is also a certified VO2 medical specialist from Sweden VO2 Institute.He is currently practicing in UMSC and UMMC as a senior lecturer, sports medicine and VO2 specialist.
He was the national football team doctor and medical consultant to the Football Association of Malaysia from 2006-2009, and now sits in the Medical Committee of Football Association of Malaysia.Futhermore, he is a visiting sports physician at the National Sports Institute in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur where he provides regular consultation to the national athletes.Internationally, he serves as a member of the Medical and Doping Panelin The Asian Football Confederation, and an affiliate doctor to the Badminton World Federation. His career has brought him to a number of places around the world including Brazil (Football), Mexico (Badminton), Middle East (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), China, India and South East Asia. Among his exploits were as team doctor and tournament doctor in many international events e.g. AFC Asia Cup 2007, World University Games 2011 and Badminton Thomas Cup 2012.
He has wide knowledge in sports science as he served as the Director of Sports Centre, University of Malaya from 2009-2011.His close work with the sports scientists in University of Malaya and National Sports Institute allows him a good overview of injury assessment, prevention and treatment.His nature of work encompasses sports injury and rehabilitation and exercise medicine.
In UMMC, he runs sports medicine clinic which receives not just elite and recreational sportsmen, but also patients who need exercise prescription. Elderly with joint pain and patients with occupational injury of the limbs frequently seek his consultation and treatment.
His latest venture is into VO2 Specialist, diagnostic and therapeutic, which he evaluates and prescribes exercise based on patients VO2 Cellular Health Index (CHI) level, using the VO2 cycle ergometer. He is one of the few VO2 specialists available in Malaysia.
It is also noteworthy that he has been invited as guest in a few TV programs e.g. NTV7 breakfast show and Astro Arena. Topics covered include health, exercise, sports injuries, chronic diseases and VO2 CHI.
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