Having suffered injuries which threatened to curtail his career on more than one occasion, Stern John is pleased to be associated with a Port-of-Spain-based health service facility which offers expert treatment and rehabilitation services.
John and former teammates Dwight Yorke and Russell Latapy have endorsed Altus Health Services Limited which is a unique and innovative model. It offers comprehensive rehabilitation services for cardiac, neurological, sports injury patients and chronic pain management patients. The facility, located on the sixth floor of Carlton Savannah Hotel, also provides advanced athlete performance enhancement. Having played for the likes of Sunderland, Coventry City, Crystal Palace and Birmingham City among others in England and USA’s Columbus Crew, John has always been afforded top level treatment whenever he was hit by injury. “I’ve always been lucky to receive a high level of treatment and rehab in England and in the US and I was thrilled to find out that these opportunities are now available for local athletes and the general population,” John said on Tuesday. “I remember in 2009 when I got injured at home, the treatment wasn’t available and I’ve also seen it happen to other local players. Now with treatment and help available at Altus, it will make things easier for injured sportsmen and women to receive the proper treatment and have a better chance of recovery,” John noted. “I’ve been fortunate to enjoy a decent playing career. I’ve been to a World Cup and I’m pleased to be involved in such a project like this where fellow athletes can benefit.”