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About sportsmed

From our origins as a centre of excellence in sports injuries to our position now as a world-leading healthcare provider, we’ve grown to now specialise in the prevention, treatment and recovery of bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon, nerve and arthritis issues, treating patients from all over Australia.

Our Stepney Healthcare Hub offers patients a one-stop facility where they can be diagnosed, treated and managed in one central location. This includes a private Orthopaedic Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sports Doctors and GPs, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Massage, Exercise Physiology, Diet and Nutrition, Psychology, Gym, Clinical Pilates and a Weekend Injury Clinic.

Pictured: Founder & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Greg Keene

Why sportsmed?

High-performing Private Hospital

We received a 9.6/10 in overall experience from Medibank's 2019 patient survey.

World-renowned Healthcare Practitioners

Passionate about helping their patients to feel their best.

Latest Innovations And Technology

Committed to innovation, we offer our patients a range of robotic surgery options.

Multiple Locations

Covering metropolitan Adelaide and regional hubs, it's now even easier to see one of our skilled practitioners.

Affiliated Services

Sportsmed - Affiliated Services - Clinpath

Our team of practitioners

  • Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports Doctors
  • Podiatry
  • Massage
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Gym
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Weekend Injury Clinic
  • Bike Fitting
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Dance & Performance
  • GLA:D™ Osteoarthritis Program
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Onero™ Bone Health
  • Women's Health
 
Dr Justin Alexander
Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon
Specialises in fractures, dislocations, sporting injuries of the hand and upper limb, shoulder instability, rotator cuff, arthritis, traumatic injuries of the elbow and nerve, traumatic and degenerative conditions of the wrist and hand.
 
Dr Adrian Bauze
Hip and Knee Surgeon
Specialises in sports injuries, arthroscopy of the knee, ACL reconstruction, robotic joint replacement and computer navigated surgery.
 
Dr Claire Bolton
Knee and Hip Surgeon
Specialising in sports knee injuries, ACL reconstruction, Meniscus pathology, patella instability, knee arthritis, hip and knee replacements, lower limb trauma.
 
Dr Thomas Fisher
Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Specialises in total ankle replacement, ankle arthritis, sports injuries and fractures, dislocations and traumatic injuries to the foot and ankle.
 
Dr Matthew Hutchinson
Hip, Knee and Ankle Surgeon, Adult and Growing Athlete Specialist
Specialises in ACL reconstruction, ankle injuries, hip replacement, hip arthritis, knee replacement, meniscus tears and treatments, patella instability and plantar fasciitis key-hole surgery.
 
Dr Jake Jagiello
Hip and Knee Surgeon
Specialises in hips and knees, including revision surgery, trauma, bone and soft tissue sarcoma together with metastatic bone cancer.
 
Dr Greg Keene
Knee Surgeon
Specialises in sports injuries of the knee, ACL reconstruction, minimally invasive partial knee replacement and total knee replacement arthroplasty.
 
Dr Domenic Leonello
Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon
Specialises in sports injuries, shoulder arthroplasty and arthroscopy, elbow arthroplasty and arthroscopy, wrist and hand surgery, trauma and fracture management.
 
Dr David Martin OAM
Shoulder, Knee and Ankle Surgeon
Specialises in sports injuries, shoulder arthroscopy and reconstruction, knee arthroplasty, arthroscopy and reconstruction, ankle arthroscopy and reconstruction.
 
Dr Anthony Nguyen
Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Specialising in keyhole bunion and endoscopic plantar fascia surgery, foot arthritis and corrective surgery, and sports injuries of the ankle.
 
Dr Roger Paterson
Knee, Hip and Ankle Surgeon
Specialises in sports injuries, minimally invasive surgery, knee arthroplasty and arthroscopy, cruciate ligament reconstruction, patella-femoral stabilisation, hip replacement, ankle arthroscopy and ligament surgery.
 
Dr Andrew Saies
Shoulder, Hand and Upper Limb Extremity Surgeon
Specialises in sports injuries, arthroscopy and open surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, nerve injuries and disease, arthritis surgery and shoulder replacement.
 
Dr Shahram Shahrokhi
Hip, Knee and Shoulder Surgeon
Specialises in ACL and complex knee reconstruction, CORI robotic joint replacement, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder, direct anterior hip replacement.
 
Dr Tony Spriggins
Hip and Knee Surgeon
Sports injuries of the hip and knee, ACL reconstruction, joint replacement and joint revision of the knee and hip, invasive partial and total knee replacements, direct anterior approach hip replacement, CORI robotic joint replacement, computer assisted surgery of the hip and knee.
 
Dr Rob Wallace
Hip and Knee Surgeon
Specialises in sports injuries, total knee replacement, total hip replacement, direct anterior hip replacement, CORI robotic joint replacement, ACL reconstruction, knee arthroscopy.
 
Dr Nick Wallwork
Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon
Specialises in sports injuries, traumatic and degenerative conditions of the hand and upper limb, shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff, shoulder instability, arthritis surgery and joint replacement, open arthroscopic management of traumatic and degenerate conditions of the elbow.
 
Genevieve Angley
Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Anita Bruce
APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist
Mitcham, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
John Camens
Physiotherapist
Morphett Vale, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Patrick Custance
APA Sports Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Shylie Davidson
Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Nick Delvins
APA Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Henley Beach, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Glenn Dods
Physiotherapist
Blackwood, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Susan Everett
APA Titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Ben Frick
Physiotherapist
Mitcham, Morphett Vale
 
Hannah Geelan
Physiotherapist
Blackwood
 
Tim Glazebrook
Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Henley Beach, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Nicola Glen
Physiotherapist
Henley Beach, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Courtney Harrison
Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Brendan O’Leary
Physiotherapist
Henley Beach, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Victoria Piteo
APA Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Henley Beach, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Ned Pontifex
Sports, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, MACP
Blackwood, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Shannon Racz
Physiotherapist
Blackwood
 
Evan Ramos
Physiotherapist
Henley Beach, Morphett Vale
 
Kyle Richardson
Physiotherapist
Morphett Vale, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Jenny Roberts
Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Tenille Schammer
Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Sandeep Thakur
APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist
Blackwood, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Margaret Tidswell
Physiotherapist
Morphett Vale
 
Andrew Webber
APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub, Morphett Vale
 
Dr Karthik Badrinath
Sports Doctor
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Dr Robert Buckley
Sports Doctor
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Dr Mark Fisher
Sports Doctor
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Dr Jack Fuller
Sports Doctor (GP Registrar)
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Dr Graham Lee
Sports Doctor
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Dr Phil Maddocks
Sports Doctor (GP Registrar)
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Dr Angela Moran
Sports Doctor
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Dr Damian Newberry
Sports Doctor
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Dr Andrew Ryan
Sports Doctor
Morphett Vale
 
Dr Nicholas Tarca
Sports Doctor
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Dr Michael Thurling
Sports Doctor
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Dr Jaeger Wylie
Sports Doctor
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Carlie Altmann
Podiatrist
Blackwood, Mitcham, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Kristian De Pasquale
Podiatrist
Henley Beach, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Jarrod Hales
Podiatrist
Blackwood, Mitcham, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Conor Holmes
Podiatrist
Henley Beach
 
Carmel Maher
Podiatrist
Morphett Vale
 
Manning Mitchell
Podiatrist
Blackwood, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Sophie Proud
Podiatrist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Nigel Rowe
Podiatrist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Ambrose Willoughby
Podiatrist
Morphett Vale, Normanville
 
Bryce Woolard
Podiatrist
Morphett Vale, Normanville, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Stephen Kinnane
Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Zoe Matthews
Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist
Morphett Vale
 
Lisetta Mauceri
Remedial Massage Therapist
Blackwood
 
Dan Richardson
Remedial Massage Therapist
Blackwood
 
Karen Scott
Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist
Henley Beach, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
John Stamoulos
Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Alice Gregory
Exercise Physiologist
Blackwood, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Georgina Kiel
Exercise Physiologist
Morphett Vale
 
Kayla Mathews
Exercise Physiologist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Matt Muir
Exercise Physiologist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Olivia Warnes
Dietitian
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Geof Boylan-Marsland
Consultant Psychologist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Jackie Lee
Inpatient Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Dr Tim Beckingham
Intensivist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Dr Iwona Gileff
Physician
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Vicki Jordan
Inpatient Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Tracy Martin
Inpatient Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Sally Rowe
Inpatient Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Triston Shaw
Inpatient Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Dr Dennis Stanley
Physician
 
Sandy Taylor
Inpatient Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub

Want to work with us?

At sportsmed, we don’t just recognise our people as being equally important as our patients, we actually demonstrate this! We provide a workplace that is fair, united, free from discrimination and genuinely strives to provide our team members with a healthy balance between their home life and work life. A workplace that values relationships, diversity, honesty and equal treatment regardless of role and status. Then there are our surgeons – some of the most highly regarded and recognised experts in their chosen field. At sportsmed, you get to work closely with our surgeons and develop a working relationship built on mutual trust and respect.

Stay updated on our current vacancies by finding us on LinkedIn and SEEK.

If you can see yourself on the sportsmed team and your values are aligned with ours, then we would love to hear from you. Applications should be forwarded to pr@sportsmed.com.au and addressed to the relevant manager:

  • Ashlee Munro, Business Manager, Orthopaedics
  • Sandy Williams, Acting Perioperative Services Manager (perioperative nursing)
  • Tanya Hodges, Clinical Manager, Wards
  • Peter Coleman, Catering Manager
  • Tim Payze, General Manager, Physiotherapy
  • Kylie Krieg, Practice Manager, Medical
  • Jacki Done, Director, People and Culture

While we receive a significant number of secondary and tertiary education requests, unfortunately due to the privacy and confidentiality of our patients we are unable to assist students with work experience placements.

Are you a passionate about providing exceptional patient care?

At sportsmed you have the opportunity to work with some of the most highly regarded and recognised experts in their chosen field. You get to work closely with our surgeons and develop a working relationship built on mutual trust and respect.

We place significant importance on caring for your mental and physical wellbeing. We have this covered by providing free confidential counselling, access to wellbeing workshops, mental health first aid training (for eligible staff), onsite coffee shop, healthy meals prepared by our onsite catering team and much more.

sportsmed exists to create the best patient care and experience with our board of directors, executive team, managers and team leaders dedicated to delivering upon that commitment.

Our leadership teams work closely to deliver the best patient outcomes and experiences, while fostering a positive staff culture and working environment that is respectful, honest and supportive.

Dr Nick Wallwork | Chairman

Dr Justin Alexander | Board Member

Dr Andrew Saies | Board Member

Dr Tony Spriggins | Board Member

Virginia Hickey | Independent Board Member

Paul Anderson | Independent Board Member

Alan Morrison, Alex Frost, Alison Zilm | Invited – Non-Voting

Alan Morrison | Chief Executive Officer

Alex Frost | Chief Operating Officer

Alison Zilm | Director – Clinical Services

Jacki Done | Director – People and Culture

Vacant | Executive Assistant

Scott Carnegie-Brown | Financial Controller

Vacant | Technology Manager

Cat Kelly | Marketing and Communications Manager

Ian Brookson | Business Improvement Manager

Gayna Checkley | Safety and Wellbeing Manager

Phil Hann | Maintenance Manager

Sandy Williams | Acting Perioperative Services Manager

Tanya Hodges | Clinical Manager, Wards

Sharon Glazier | Quality and Clinical Risk Manager

Jacqui Johnson | Infection Control Coordinator

Peter Coleman | Catering Manager

Ashlee Munro | Business Manager

Kate Curnow | Practice Supervisor

Amanda Turner | Practice Supervisor

Tim Payze | General Manager

Kylie Krieg | Practice Manager

Kristian De Pasquale | Principal Podiatrist

Carmel Maher | Principal Podiatrist

Nigel Rowe | Principal Podiatrist

Carlie Altmann | Principal Podiatrist

Company History

Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Greg Keene was inspired to build a centre of excellence for the treatment and care of sport injuries, and approached fellow Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Roger Paterson, along with Sports Physiotherapist Susan Everett to join him in establishing SPORTSMED·SA. Other sports medicine professionals perceived to be the best in their fields were recruited for their skills, ambition and commitment to the vision.

Over a stellar history, spanning more than 30 years, the sportsmed team have striven to deliver exceptional patient care through a commitment to quality and innovation.

Today our Stepney base offers a rounded healthcare solution for those seeking assistance in the prevention, treatment and recovery of bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon, nerve and arthritis issues.

1985

Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Greg Keene was inspired to build a centre of excellence for the treatment and care of sport injuries, and approached fellow Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Roger Paterson, along with Sports Physiotherapist Susan Everett to join him in establishing SPORTSMED·SA. Other sports medicine professionals perceived to be the best in their fields were recruited for their skills, ambition and commitment to the vision.

1987

By the end of 1987, the founding principals started to regularly meet to establish the framework for the new clinic. They were 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.

This plan was radical in that it promoted equality among teams and a system promoting personal incentive in order to create an organisation that could maintain sustainable growth and high standards.

1989

On Monday, 22nd May 1989, the clinic opened its doors at Stepney to the first patients. This was followed by the opening of Australia’s first freestanding day surgery in 1990.

1998

In August 1998, a 45-bed inpatient hospital for overnight patients was built at the Stepney site. It was the first purpose-built orthopaedic facility in Australia to expedite recovery from joint surgery, while it was the first hospital in the state to provide patients with guaranteed private rooms featuring ensuite bathrooms.

1994 - 2004

In a bid to provide patients with access to local and convenient specialist services closer to home, a second location was opened at Morphett Vale in 1999. This was followed by Darwin, Blackwood and Henley Beach over the next five years.

2008

In 2008, the hospital underwent a $4.5 million expansion, which included a new fully-equipped theatre, increase in bed numbers by 40% in the first-stage recovery area and a 60% increase in chairs in second-stage recovery.

2015

Regional orthopaedic surgeon consulting branches in Mt Gambier and Victor Harbor were opened in early 2015.

2016

A major expansion of our Stepney site broke ground in December 2016 to transform the location into an innovative and high-quality healthcare hub that offers patients a one-stop location for all their healthcare needs.

2017

With new facilities and services, the Stepney Healthcare Hub opened to the public in August 2017. Full Circle Hand Therapy, Clinpath, Dr Jones & Partners, TerryWhite Chemmart and Three Sons Espresso joined the hospital and existing suite of services at Stepney.

2018

After almost 30 years in existence, SPORTSMED·SA was rebranded ‘sportsmed’. The iconic bandaids logo remains the same, however we removed the ‘·SA’ component of our name to reflect that our brand is represented in the Northern Territory, Victoria and New South Wales along with South Australia.

2020

A solar panel system the size of 266kw was installed. 5 months later we had saved over 72,000kg of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of planting 2,150 trees. The solar panels currently generate 50% of our own usage.

Adelaide University Soccer Club

Adelaide University Soccer Club is one of South Australia’s oldest and proudest football teams. The club has existed since 1936, providing football opportunities for men, women, junior girls and junior boys across more than 30 teams.

The prestigious club currently receives dedicated medical support and priority access to our range of services at sportsmed. The medical support and priority appointment service extends to players of all ages and grades of competition from juniors and amateurs right through to State League 2 team. Players, trainers and club medical staff on game day can also contact an on-call sportsmed practitioner to receive expert advice and address any urgent concerns.

Port Adelaide Football Club

The Port Adelaide Football Club is widely recognised as the most successful senior football club, not only in South Australia but Australia-wide. The club’s senior team competes in the Australian Football League (AFL), whilst its reserves and development teams (Port Adelaide Magpies) compete in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Port Adelaide is the oldest professional sporting club in South Australia and the fifth-oldest club in the AFL. The club has won 36 SANFL premierships and one AFL premiership in 2004.

sportsmed is Port Adelaide’s medical support team in both the AFL and SANFL. Our Doctors Dr Mark Fisher, Dr Damian Newberry and Dr Robert Buckley currently work with the club.

South Australian Sports Medicine Assocation

SA Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) has provided the sport, physical activity and recreation community with expert information, training and advice for over fifty years. Through their multidisciplinary membership, SASMA provide advice on a diverse range of sport and exercise medicine issues.

We work closely with SASMA to provide education and training to sports trainers who assist at clubs, schools, national and international events. Education and training focuses on sports injury prevention and management.

Sturt Football Club

Nicknamed the Double Blues, Sturt Football Club competes in the SANFL and are the current reigning premiers. A proud club, Sturt has won a total of 15 premierships since their inception in 1901.

sportsmed is Sturt’s medical support team with our Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr Matthew Hutchinson, Dr David Martin, Dr Shahram Shahrokhi, Dr Andrew Saies and Dr Rob Wallace involved in the club. Our Doctor Dr Damian Newberry also provides support and advice to the club.

Victor Harbor Football Club

The Victor Harbor Football Club have fielded teams since 1885 in conjunction with the Great Southern Football League. The Club currently has six teams competing every Saturday, drawing players from local schools, colleges and metropolitan Adelaide. Promoting the importance of fitness and lifestyle, Victor Harbor runs its football programs at both senior and junior levels.

Our team of orthopaedic surgeons currently consulting in Victor Harbor and Goolwa provide dedicated medical support including injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services to the proud local club. At least one sportsmed surgeon is on-call, available to trainers and club medical staff to contact on game day, while all Kangaroo members will have priority access to our visiting team of specialists in Victor Harbor and Goolwa.

West Adelaide Football Club

A club with a colourful history, West Adelaide was formed in 1892 wearing red, white and blue before switching to the old Adelaide Football club colours of red and black when it joined the South Australian Football Association in 1897. Since the inception of the SANFL, the club has won nine premierships and produced a number of AFL superstars including Brownlow Medallists Bernie Smith, Adam Cooney and Mark Ricciuto.

sportsmed is currently the Bloods’ medical support team with our Physiotherapist Brendan O’Leary, Dr Angela Moran and Exercise Physiologist Matt Muir providing services to the club.

Adelaide City Football Club

Adelaide City is South Australia’s most successful football club with a remarkable 17 championships and was a founding member of Australia’s National Soccer League (NSL). Now competing in the state’s National Premier League (NPL) competition, the club also boasts an impressive junior system and women’s team.

Our practitioners provide expert medical support including injury prevention, management, treatment and rehabilitation services to the renowned local club. Both junior and senior players have priority access to a team of practitioners solely dedicated to the club along with our weekend injury clinic for any injuries sustained on match day that require immediate attention.

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