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the importance of rest, recovery and refueling

For most of us preparing for and competing in the City-Bay, it can be a very tough and demanding process. Pushing our bodies, and increasing our training, means that we…

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We’ve extended our hours

Life is busy we know this.   Our Stepney Orthopaedic Clinic is now open later on Wednesdays and Thursdays until 8pm. We also know your joint pain or knee injuries…

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4 common problems with runner’s feet

Manning Mitchell, sportsmed Podiatrist shares 4 common problems with runners’ feet, to help prepare you for the City-Bay. 1. Ill-fitting running shoes You would have heard this enough as a…

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why should you incorporate recovery runs in your training?

Although the City-Bay has been postponed to a later date it allows you to further improve your trial times and even include a new element to your training! Our Exercise…

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Keeping the bugs away from your training

Winter is notorious for increased incidence of the common cold and upper respiratory tract infections (URTI’s). Olivia Warnes, Accredited Sports Dietitian, brings us some expert advice on avoiding dietary deficiencies…

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

The City – Bay is not far away and if you’ve registered to walk or run, sportsmed Physiotherapist Shannon Racz has some tips on how you can ensure all your…

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Feet first into your training

Manning Mitchell, sportsmed Podiatrist and all round fitness enthusiast brings us some expert advice this week on putting your best foot forward for long term training success. Manning plays football,…

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Kickstart your training for City-Bay 2021

Those braving cold winter mornings will notice the annual increase of runners pounding the pavement as they begin their preparation for Adelaide’s 2021 City-Bay. sportsmed is a proud partner of…

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Next Generation Robotics Platform CORI launches at sportsmed

We’ve done it again! In another Australian first, sportsmed has performed the first CORI System total knee replacement procedure, using next generation robotics platform, the CORI Surgical System. The introduction…

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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…

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christmas and new year’s opening hours

We would like to wish all our patients, friends and families a safe, healthy and happy festive season! Thank you for all your loyalty and support throughout the year. ***Please…

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refreshing summer recipe using the colours of Christmas!

The Christmas season is busy for everyone and it can be difficult to find time to cook up a healthy meal. Our Dietitian Olivia Warnes, has provided us with one…

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sportsmed becomes first South Australian hospital to use Visionaire Cutting Guides

In a South Australian first, we’re proud to have been the first hospital to use the Visionaire Cutting Guides in a knee replacement procedure. Led by Knee and Hip Surgeon,…

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sportsmed podiatry introduce new AxIT System

Our podiatry team are excited to be able to offer our patients this one-of-a-kind software, the AxIT system. The AxIT system is a series of devices that identifies our patients…

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Walking into shape during COVID-19

If there is one small positive that this pandemic has bought with it, it is that many more people are walking, whether it be for a break from the home…

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Foot and Ankle Care Revolutionising Patient Treatment

In a first for South Australian foot and ankle healthcare, sportsmed are providing patients with challenging conditions, the chance to have their case reviewed by a dedicated team featuring our…

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Farewell Dr James Clayton, welcome Dr Anthony Nguyen

Our internationally known and respected foot and ankle surgeon, Dr James Clayton, has made the decision to retire from private clinical practice, finishing at sportsmed recently in December 2019. Dr…

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Nutrition tips for Christmas

The holiday season is a great time to enjoy the social and cultural aspects food brings. However, it can be a challenging time too with the temptation of a greater…

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Independent audit shows low infection rate for joint replacements at sportsmed

An independent audit by the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry has confirmed that sportsmed has an extremely low revision surgery rate for infection of joint replacements compared to…

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Physiotherapist Lachlan adds Henley Beach to consulting locations

Our Physiotherapist Lachlan Sheffield has added Henley Beach to his consulting locations. Consulting on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, Lachlan will be available to see patients at our Henley Beach location…

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Dr Shahrokhi adds QESC to consulting services

We pleased to announce that our Knee, Shoulder and HipSurgeon Dr Shahram Shahrokhi is now consulting in Woodville South at the QE Specialist Centre. Dr Shahrokhi commences visiting the QESC…

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Massage team welcomes new remedial massage therapist

We are pleased to welcome new remedial massage therapist Vivienne Markert to our massage therapy team at sportsmed. After studying and training in both Germany and Australia, Vivienne joined our…

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30 YEARS OF LEADING-EDGE HEALTHCARE

sportsmed is poised to meet growing demand as it celebrates 30 years since opening as Australia’s first purpose-built orthopaedic hospital at Stepney. It’s been a natural evolution from our origins…

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Foot and ankle team welcomes new podiatrist

We are pleased to welcome new Podiatrist Jarrod Hales to our foot and ankle team at sportsmed. Jarrod joined our team in April and consults at our Stepney Healthcare Hub,…

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New podiatrist joins foot and ankle team

We are pleased to welcome our new Podiatrist Bryce Woolard to the foot and ankle team at sportsmed. Bryce joined our team in March and consults at our Morphett Vale…

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Hi-tech students facing a real pain in the neck

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…

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sportsmed takes hands-on approach to hygiene with state-of-the-art tech

We are proud to be the first hospital in the nation to use BioVigil’s revolutionary proprietary sensing technology for hand hygiene to protect against and reduce the risk of healthcare-acquired…

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Avoid dehydration and heat illness as temperatures soar

With temperatures set to reach as high as 40 degrees this week, it is essential for the human body to stay hydrated and maintain a fairly constant temperature. Our Sports Doctor…

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Dr Alexander extends consult services to hills region

We pleased to announce that our Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon Dr Justin Alexander is now consulting in Mt Barker at Summit Health Centre. Dr Alexander began visiting Mt…

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New foot and ankle surgeon joins sportsmed

We are delighted to welcome our new Foot and Ankle Surgeon Dr Anthony Nguyen to sportsmed. Dr Nguyen joined our team in December 2018 and will be based at our…

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Dr Bauze adds Morphett Vale to consulting locations

Our Hip and Knee Surgeon Dr Adrian Bauze has added Morphett Vale to his consulting locations with appointments available every fortnight on a Wednesday morning. With extensive experience in hip…

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Keep your festive season indulgence merry and light

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry, but it doesn’t have to mean blowing your diet and forgetting about health and fitness, says our Dietitian Olivia Warnes. In…

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sportsmed ranked nation’s no.1 hospital by Medibank members

Our hospital has received the best overall score in the nation and a 100% patient recommendation rating from Medibank members in a recent patient experience survey. The results were recorded…

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sportsmed surgeon becomes new AOA President

We wish to congratulate our Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr David Martin, who is set to become the new President of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) this month. Dr Martin’s new role…

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sportsmed unveil new patient 4K camera tech

sportsmed is proud to be the first hospital in South Australia to implement Arthrex’s 4k ultra high-definition camera technology. The 4-in-one system combines the latest technology, 4k camera leads, LED…

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Post-event massage helps promote recovery

Following a big run such as the City-Bay, massage can help assist in your recovery and restore function to injured soft tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments). A good recovery may…

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Free massages at City-Bay

We are providing free massages at the City-Bay for all participants on Sunday, 16th September 2018. As a proud partner of South Australia’s iconic fun run, we will be on…

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Experienced podiatrist now visiting Normanville

Our Podiatrist Kristian De Pasquale is now consulting every Thursday in Normanville at The Chiropractic Works. Kristian began visiting the coastal town in August and offers a range of management…

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Recovery and Anaesthetic Nurses

We are seeking part-time and casual registered nurses with experience in recovery and anaesthetics for orthopaedic surgery, to join our team. Apply here!

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sportsmed dance with Tango in new partnership

sportsmed is delighted to announce a new major partnership with Tango Netball Club for season 2018. Tango AMND and SADNA players, primary carers and coaches will receive ongoing medical support…

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sportsmed Surgeons now available at Broken Hill

Our orthopaedic surgeons are now consulting and operating in regional New South Wales at the Broken Hill Base Hospital. Dr Justin Alexander and Dr Rob Wallace began visiting Broken Hill fortnightly in February…

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Dr Shahrokhi extends consult services to Morphett Vale

Our Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Shahram Shahrokhi will consult at sportsmed Morphett Vale on a fortnightly basis as of Friday, 15th June 2018. A sports orthopaedic specialist with a special interest in hip, knee and…

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Neuromuscular training key to controlling the risk of lower limb re-injury

Neuromuscular control training is the key to reducing the risk of lower limb re-injury rates for patients looking to complete a successful return to sport according to sportsmed Exercise Physiologist Matt…

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Renowned doctor joins Morphett Vale team

Renowned GP Dr Andy Ryan has joined sportsmed to provide medical services for the first time at our new Morphett Vale complex. Dr Ryan has consulted in Adelaide’s south for the past nine…

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Dr Leonello adds Goolwa to consulting locations

Our Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Domenic Leonello will begin consulting at the Goolwa Medical Centre on a monthly basis as of Monday, 14th May 2018. The addition of Goolwa extends Dr Leonello’s consulting services in…

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sportsmed and AUSC form major healthcare partnership

sportsmed is thrilled to form a new major healthcare partnership with the Adelaide University Soccer Club (AUSC) for the 2018 season. Spearheaded by sportsmed Orthopaedic Surgeon and former AUSC star Dr Shahram Shahrokhi,…

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sportsmed partner with Victor footy club

sportsmed is delighted to announce the formation of a new healthcare partnership with the Victor Harbor Football Club. Our team of orthopaedic surgeons currently consulting in Victor Harbor and Goolwa…

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Easter opening hours

We are pleased to advise that our Stepney Healthcare Hub will be open on Easter Saturday and Sunday. Our physiotherapy team will be available on Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm before…

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Nutrition tips for Easter

Chocolate and hot cross buns are always in season, but now Easter is upon us the temptation to indulge increases! To help maintain your health and fitness during Easter and…

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Podiatry patients finding right fit at sportsmed

Finding the right footwear to comfortably fit the specifications of your feet can be a difficult and tedious task, especially if you have to accommodate for any medical conditions and…

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