How neuromuscular control training can help reduce the risk of reinjury

Following a lower limb injury, traditional return to sport rehabilitation programs usually feature an emphasis on strength and mobility. However there is a strong case for incorporating neuromuscular control training, which encompasses both reflexes and voluntary muscle responses, to help reduce reinjury.

Welcome Brittany McEvoy

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The sportsmed team are excited to welcome Brittany to our family.
Brittany will be working at the Morphett Vale clinic as an Exercise Physiologist.
We asked Brittany a few questions to get to know her better.

so what is GLA:D all about?

Sportsmed Service - GLA:D Osteoarthritis Program

Osteoarthritis (OA) occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in your joints gradually deteriorates. Cartilage is a firm, slippery tissue that enables nearly frictionless joint motion. Eventually, as the cartilage wears down, it effects the underlying bone and causes pain.

Welcome Nicholas Matthews

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The sportsmed Massage team are happy to welcome Nicholas to our family. Nicholas will be working primarily at the Henley Beach and Morphett Vale clinics. We asked Nicholas a few questions to get to know him better.

Winter is coming

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With winter upon us, it is the ideal time to purchase a Vitnesse Microwavable Neck Wrap to ease those aches and pains.

Yoga is coming!

As the refurbishment nears completion at Mitcham, we are delighted to be able to offer Yoga classes to our patients. Annabel Saies is joining the sportsmed family as our yoga instructor.

A farewell to John Camens

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.

sportsmed COVID-19 update

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Our clinics are open. If you have any queries about your upcoming appointment or surgery, please contact us on 08 8130 1222 during business hours.

Welcome, Tom Savidge

sportsmed is delighted to announce that Tom Savidge will be joining the physiotherapy team as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.

West Adelaide Football Club

sportsmed is proudly continuing its 13 year relationship with The West Adelaide Football Club. Find out more about it here!

Post-op Lower Limb Rehabilitation

Our Physiotherapy team is running post-op lower limb rehabilitation classes in the gym for the athletic population. Find out more here and get in touch with our Physiotherapy team today on 8362 8122.

The Mitcham Squatter

Steph Hewitt from our Mitcham Clinic very kindly told us this delightful tale of the Mitcham Squatter. What we do for the love of
a pet! Read the sweet story here.

Welcome Sam Sverdloff

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The sportsmed Physiotherapy team are happy to welcome Sam to our family. Sam will be working primarily at the Mitcham and Morphett Vale clinics. We asked Sam a few questions to get to know him better.

Recipe of the Month

Our Physiotherapy team shares another scrumptious recipe this month — Silverbeet or Spinach Feta Pie. Give it a try, we’d love to hear your feedback!

Spotlight on hydrotherapy

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Classes take place in a heated, indoor pool with the supervision of an experienced physiotherapist and patients receive individualised, specific exercises aimed at mobility, strength, flexibility and fitness depending on their injury and needs. There is a strong focus on technique and patient programs are gradually progressed as they improve.

Recipe of the Month + bonus recipe

Delicious strawberry, mulberry and blueberry smoothie garnished

A delicious smoothie is ideal for the post holiday period and is delightful on a hot afternoon. Also featuring a special bonus recipe courtesy the late Nana of Tim Payze, our General Manager of Physiotherapy.

Meet Josephine

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sportsmed is delighted to introduce you to Josephine Trimboli who will commence this month with us as an Exercise Physiologist.

We asked Josephine a few questions so we can get to know her better.

A minute with John Camens

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We asked John, a self proclaimed “long-haired lout in ’74” to give us an insight into what makes a co-founding sportsmed Physiotherapist tick!

Mitcham Rehab Clinic Welcome!

Mitcham Rehab Clinic

On 1 July 2021 sportsmed Physiotherapy and Mitcham Rehab Clinic officially merged together and we are excited they are now part of the sportsmed family.

Gift ideas at the physio reception desk

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Did you know we sell a range of physiotherapy related products at our reception desks?

These are not only great in helping you to reduce muscle tension and improve range of motion, they all make for great gift ideas too!

Clinical Pilates now open at Blackwood

With Blackwood’s new location we have a little extra room for activities!

We are lucky enough to have Hannah Geelan on board as the Pilates guru at Blackwood running small group classes and private sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Why should you incorporate recovery runs in your training?

In recent years, there has been considerable controversy in Australia regarding surgery for degenerative tears of the medial meniscus. Critics cite epidemiological studies to support their view that such surgery is of no benefit and in many cases probably harmful (Buchbinder,R and Harris,I, Editorial, Medical Journal of Australia;197:364-5, 2012). And yet, knee surgeons continue to perform large numbers of partial meniscectomies in active people over the age of 40, adamant that in most cases patients are much better off than if the surgery had not been carried out.

Warm up stretches, hints and tips to help you perform at your best this city-bay

In recent years, there has been considerable controversy in Australia regarding surgery for degenerative tears of the medial meniscus. Critics cite epidemiological studies to support their view that such surgery is of no benefit and in many cases probably harmful (Buchbinder,R and Harris,I, Editorial, Medical Journal of Australia;197:364-5, 2012). And yet, knee surgeons continue to perform large numbers of partial meniscectomies in active people over the age of 40, adamant that in most cases patients are much better off than if the surgery had not been carried out.

Feet first into your training

In recent years, there has been considerable controversy in Australia regarding surgery for degenerative tears of the medial meniscus. Critics cite epidemiological studies to support their view that such surgery is of no benefit and in many cases probably harmful (Buchbinder,R and Harris,I, Editorial, Medical Journal of Australia;197:364-5, 2012). And yet, knee surgeons continue to perform large numbers of partial meniscectomies in active people over the age of 40, adamant that in most cases patients are much better off than if the surgery had not been carried out.

Kickstart your training for city-bay 2021

In recent years, there has been considerable controversy in Australia regarding surgery for degenerative tears of the medial meniscus. Critics cite epidemiological studies to support their view that such surgery is of no benefit and in many cases probably harmful (Buchbinder,R and Harris,I, Editorial, Medical Journal of Australia;197:364-5, 2012). And yet, knee surgeons continue to perform large numbers of partial meniscectomies in active people over the age of 40, adamant that in most cases patients are much better off than if the surgery had not been carried out.

Tennis elbow

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Tennis elbow is a common condition which causes pain on the outside of the elbow. The condition involves acute or chronic inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outer elbow (lateral epicondyle). It can be caused by acute trauma to the site or brought on by overuse and is termed lateral epicondylitis.

GLA:D™ osteoarthritis program

Sportsmed Service - GLA:D Osteoarthritis Program

GLA:D™, or Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark, is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. It is now available at our Stepney Healthcare Hub and Morphett Vale branch with several of our physiotherapists.

Cupping therapy

Cupping therapy

Although cupping is generally associated with Chinese medicine, cupping was practiced in Ancient Egypt and Greece, and also in Medieval Europe. Cupping was first mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus – a medical text from Egypt that dates from over 3,000 years ago. The current interest in cupping is related to the attention in the West now being paid to traditional Chinese medical practices.

High-tech students facing a real pain in the neck

Student neck, shoulder and back pain

With university now in full swing, students will be hunched over electronic devices studying for considerable periods of time, increasing their risk of neck, shoulder and back issues.
Our Physiotherapist Glenn Dods notices a sharp increase in the number of young adult patients requiring treatment once the university semesters begin with neck, shoulder and back issues related to time spent using electronic devices for study including laptops and tablets.