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Bayern Munich invests heavily in rehabilitation and injury prevention services this summer

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The number of current injuries in the squad stresses added focus on proper recovery and rehabilitation.

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Amid a summer packed with injuries for Bayern Munich, the club has been investing in measures to assist in the recovery and rehabilitation processes of injured players, and recently, they've had quite a few.

The necessity for proper recovery has become increasingly vital for Bayern considering the amount of muscle injuries that have hampered the squad, especially during the preseason.

Jerome Boateng, Arjen Robben, James Rodriguez, Thiago Alcantara, and Javi Martinez are all currently carrying muscle injuries, while Juan Bernat and Manuel Neuer are recovering from foot injuries.

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Bayern announced a partnership with Siemens Healthineers at the beginning of July. The partnership has provided the club with state of the art ultrasound and X-Ray technologies at Allianz Arena as well as Bayern’s training facilities at the Säbener Strasse. Siemens Healthineers boasts some of the best medical technologies available on the market.

The club also brought in Bavarian pilates and yoga specialist Peter Schlösser at the end of the month to help with the recovery processes of injured players. Schlösser has been the director of WOYO Club München, one of Bavaria’s most popular yoga and pilates studios, since 2003.

With preseason excursions now officially over, Bayern have just over a week to prepare as a team for the Bundesliga opener against Bayer Leverkusen. This final stretch of training is absolutely vital with the amount of players in the squad that are in a race for match fitness.

Speaking to TZ, ex-Bayern physio, Oliver Schmidtlein, shed light on training tactics the club utilizes to get players match fit without overdoing it:

The key word is: training management (Trainingssteuerung). The goal is to get as many players as possible up to a very good level as quickly as possible. That only works individually, that is, with individual training management for every single player. In brief: training in small groups...The overarching goal has to be that you get as many intense and high-quality training units as possible without causing further avoidable injuries.