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Farewell to John Camens

A farewell to John Camens

It was with great sadness that we said farewell to John Camens at the end of April.

John will be greatly missed by all sportsmed team members and patients alike.

After his last day of work, John kept the surprises coming for staff and very thoughtfully arranged for grazing platters to be delivered to all clinics along with a handwritten card for each location.

John had these words to say to his team members,

“I wanted to send my last thank you to you all following my last official sportsmed commitment.

I am 100% confident I am retiring at the right time, both professionally and personally.

I do feel privileged having been a founding partner and have enjoyed the journey over 33 years.

I am even happier to go knowing that our team has very clear goals and leadership. 

I will definitely miss the interaction with all of you, the support staff, additional practitioners, and the patients … it is a very powerful position to be in being able to help people who are seeking guidance and treatment for their various ailments/ injuries.

I have a full list of activities, interests and connections to a range of people and organisations so I don’t think I will suffer from “relevance deprivation disorder”.

Catch you soon,

John Camens, co-founding Physiotherapist of SPORTSMED•SA

John is a co-founding Physiotherapist of SPORTSMED•SA, now known as sportsmed. He was a instrumental member of the team who by the end of 1987 were meeting regularly to establish the framework for what is now sportsmed. This team were multi-disciplinary and included Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr Greg Keene, Dr Roger Paterson and Dr Michael Hayes, Doctors with a special interest in sports medicine including Dr Peter Barnes, Dr Mark Fisher, Dr Geoff Graham and Dr Malcolm Grant, and Physiotherapists John Camens, Shylie Davidson, Glenn Dods and Susan Everett.

These practitioners were responsible for overseeing design and construction of the building, developing contractual and financial structures and implementing a marketing and business plan for the clinic.

We wish John all the very best.

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