sportsmed was is the first healthcare provider in South Australia to offer patients access to DolorClast radial shockwave therapy – a world-class, safe and non-invasive treatment for soft tissue conditions.
Widely used in North America and Europe, the Therapy works by sending high energy soundwaves through a probe which is held against the affected area.
The shockwaves pass through the skin and spread outwards into the underlying tissue, increasing blood flow and metabolic activity around the site of pain, accelerating the healing process and providing an analgesic affect.
A number of our doctors offer this treatment to patients with the following conditions:
- Calcific tendinopathy e.g. Rotator cuff.
- Chronic enthesopathies/tendinopathies
- Epicondylitis (tennis and golfer’s elbow) – medial and lateral
- Medial tibial stress syndrome
- Painful trigger points
- Patella tendinopathy
- Plantar fasciitis
- Trochanteric bursitis/gluteal tendinopathy
To make an appointment or enquiry with one of our doctors about DolorClast radial shockwave therapy, contact 08 8362 8111 or email email@example.com. The therapy is only available at our Stepney Healthcare Hub.
Make an appointment
Our sports doctors consult at our Stepney Healthcare Hub seven days a week, while Dr Andy Ryan is only available at Morphett Vale on Monday and Thursday. A weekend injury clinic and walk-in service* is also available at Stepney to urgently treat injuries sustained on Saturday and Sunday*.
To make an appointment or enquiry with one of our sports doctors at Stepney, contact 08 8362 8111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For Dr Ryan at Morphett Vale, call 08 8130 1110.
All patients including private health members, uninsured, workers’ compensation, DVA, third party and public liability patients are welcome at sportsmed.
What to bring to your appointment
For your medical appointment, please ensure you bring the following with you:
- Medicare card
- Private health insurance card (if applicable)
- DVA card (if applicable)
- Claim number (workers’ compensation and third party patients) and contact details for your case manager*
- Any relevant x-rays, scans and/or medical reports.
*Workers’ compensation and third party patients must have a current claim and approval from their case manager to attend. In the event of a claim not being accepted, the patient is personally responsible for any costs incurred.
Day of appointment
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your allocated appointment time. Our staff will provide you with the appropriate paperwork required to be completed before the consultation with your doctor.
In order for your doctor to provide you with the best possible treatment and care, a detailed understanding of your past and present health is required. Please advise your doctor of your previous medical history, current medical conditions and the medications you are taking, including those purchased over the counter. This information is very important. It may affect how you recover from your condition/injury and also potentially alter the course of treatment.
Once your doctor has examined you, he will discuss your condition/injury with you and the necessary treatment plan. It is vital that you fully understand your condition/injury, treatment options available to you, your doctor’s recommendations, potential risks associated with treatment and recovery time. If you have any questions or concerns, please discuss them with your doctor at the time of consultation.
For medical consultations, please bring along your private health insurance card or relevant documentation (workers’ compensation, DVA, third party etc.), if applicable, and Medicare card to ensure your claim can be processed at the time of consultation. Consultations attract a Medicare benefit which can be claimed directly from Medicare.
All private health funds and patients including uninsured are welcome at sportsmed. Generally, most health funds will cover a percentage of the cost for sports doctor services, however we recommend you check your level of cover with your private health fund to know exactly what you are entitled to for each consultation and the gap you may be expected to pay. Any gap payments are expected to be settled on the day of consultation.
We ask that all accounts are settled on the day of consultation via EFT, Visa Card, Mastercard, AMEX, cheque or cash.
We understand your time is valuable. All of our practitioners endeavour to run on schedule and your punctual attendance will assist this. Please feel free to ring us 30 minutes prior to your appointment to confirm if your practitioner is running on time. Should you arrive late for your appointment your practitioner will do their best to provide you with your full treatment time, but in rare instances, appointments may need to be rescheduled.
We do ask that you contact us and give at least 24 hours notice should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment. Regular cancellations or cancellations with less than 24-hour notice may incur a cancellation fee.