The department focuses on the understanding of the effect of exercise on the body. Sports injuries often occur as a result of errors in training and activity and can often be prevented by understanding how the body responds to exercise. Our team believes that exercise has a profound effect on many systems in the body. This can be utilized in health promotion. It can also be used as a treatment for many chronic diseases and is often more effective than medication in the treatment of these conditions. We at VITO are therefore very keen to encourage our patients to exercise in a safe and effective way to improve their wellbeing and to reduce their medication requirements.