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Sports Massage for soft tissue injury

Soft tissue is the collective term commonly used to refer to the ‘softer’ materials of the external parts of the body that exclude bones and joints. Your body consists of…

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ISAKOS Congress 2017

A number of our Orthopaedic Surgeons recently attended the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Congress in Shanghai, China. Dr Matthew Hutchinson, Dr Greg Keene…

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Practitioner Profile – Matt Muir

Matt is an Exercise Physiologist at SPORTSMED·SA specialising in a variety of health and exercise options.

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SPORTSMED·SA welcomes new Orthopaedic Surgeon

SPORTSMED·SA is pleased to announce the addition of new Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Justin Alexander to our team. Dr Alexander is a Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Specialist, who will commence…

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Weekend services to consult in hospital on Sunday

SPORTSMED·SA wishes to advise that all weekend services at Stepney will consult from within our onsite hospital on Sunday, 2nd July 2017 due to the temporary closure of our clinic. The clinic…

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sportsmed Surgeon guides industry into era of robotics

Our Hip and Knee Surgeon Dr Tony Spriggins recently shared his expertise and experience in robotic knee surgery by chairing a masterclass for orthopaedic surgeons at decorated Australian public teaching…

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SPORTSMED·SA Surgeon to consult in Port Lincoln

SPORTSMED·SA is delighted to announce that our Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Roger Paterson will commence consulting in Port Lincoln as of May 2017. Dr Paterson will consult from the Mortlock Clinic…

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Physio and Podiatry now open on weekends

sportsmed physiotherapy and podiatry are now open on weekends at our Stepney Clinic to better service and accommodate our patients. Physiotherapy consult from 8:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday, while appointments…

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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 performance during Easter and…

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NEW BUILDING QUICKLY TAKING SHAPE

Expansion of our Stepney site and facilities remains on schedule for completion in early July. Framework for the new clinic building, which is set to feature state-of-the-art consulting rooms, a…

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Practitioner Profile – Dr Damian Newberry

Dr Newberry is a doctor at sportsmed specialising in a variety of sports medicine and general practice treatments and services.

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SURGEON SPOTLIGHT – DR TONY SPRIGGINS

Dr Tony Spriggins is a Hip and Knee Surgeon at SPORTSMED·SA Hospital and Orthopaedics.

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New psychology services available at sportsmed

Sports, performance, exercise and general psychology services are available at our Stepney Healthcare Hub with Consultant Psychologist Geof Boylan-Marsland. Considered one of South Australia’s leading psychologists, Geof has more than…

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SA becomes global innovator in surgeon education

sportsmed will revolutionise education for foot and ankle surgeons when our hospital hosts a series of ground-breaking training programs not offered anywhere else in the world this year. Doctors studying…

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KNEECAP (PATELLA) DISLOCATION IN YOUNG TEENAGERS

The best treatment for acute and recurrent patella dislocation has been evolving quite rapidly, particularly over the last two decades. Gone are the days when a simple arthroscopic lateral release…

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WEEKEND CAR PARK CONSTRUCTION AND LIMITATIONS

Following excavation works to start the new year the expansion of our Stepney site remains on schedule for completion in early July. Earlier this month the site levels were compacted…

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SURGICAL REMOVAL OF TORN MENISCUS OVER THE AGE OF 40

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…

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Women’s Health Services now available at SPORTSMED·SA

Women’s health services including Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is available at SPORTSMED·SA Stepney and Morphett Vale.

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MAIN ENTRANCE TEMPORARILY CLOSED

SPORTMED·SA wishes to advise that the main entrance from Payneham Road to our Stepney clinic and orthopaedic hospital will be temporarily closed from Monday, 3rd January 2017 for approximately 10-12…

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sportsmed orthopaedic surgeons relocate in the north

sportsmed orthopaedic surgeons have relocated services in the northern suburbs of metropolitan Adelaide to Salisbury Plain. Our specialist surgeons now consult at Northcare Physio located at 192 Park Terrace, Salisbury…

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Pioneering 3D technology for hip patients

Patients requiring a hip arthroscopy now have access to an innovative 3D program at sportsmed Hospital and Orthopaedics. The Dyonics Plan is a pioneering piece of software developed by Australian…

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SPORTSMED·SA SURGEON PART OF GLOBAL FIRST FOR ORTHOPAEDIC HEALTHCARE

Over 50 successful surgeries were broadcast live in a global first for orthopaedic healthcare at a recent international education summit held in New Delhi, India. The three-day summit, which is…

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Which robot is best for a joint replacement?

Robot technology in hip and knee replacement surgery has created a lot of interest in Adelaide this year. There are two types of systems available or in development – large…

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CONSTRUCTION DISRUPTIONS TO PATIENTS

SPORTMED·SA has commenced construction work to expand our Stepney site and develop a state-of-the-art healthcare hub for patients. We wish to advise our patients and visitors that as a result…

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VIRGINIA HICKEY JOINS SPORTSMED·SA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ms Virginia Hickey, corporate governance specialist, lawyer and company director, has been appointed to the Board of SPORTSMED·SA. Currently Director of @ The Board Table, Ms Hickey is a highly…

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Returning to sport after ACL injury

Dr Shahram Shahrokhi Orthopaedic Sports Specialist Knee, Hip and Shoulder Surgeon The desire to return to the pre-injury level of sports participation, particularly in sports involving cutting, pivoting, and jumping…

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SPORTSMED·SA PODIATRY EARNS MAJOR ACCREDITATION

SPORTSMED·SA has become the first multidisciplinary healthcare provider in South Australia to receive accreditation against national standards from Quality Innovation Performance (QIP), after our Podiatry team was recognised for their quality and…

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sportsmed increase services in Mildura

We are delighted to announce the extension of our orthopaedic consultation and treatment services in Mildura for local patients. Our Orthopaedic Surgeons previously visited Mildura in a limited capacity, but…

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AFL Grand Final BBQ – 5 healthy food alternatives

With reigning back-to-back premiers Hawthorn and the high-flying West Coast Eagles ready to clash in Saturday’s blockbuster AFL Grand Final, many footy fans will be getting ready to dust off…

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MASSAGE THERAPY NOW AVAILABLE ON WEEKENDS

Massage therapy is now available at SPORTSMED·SA Henley Beach on weekends to offer patients greater flexibility with consultation times. Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist Rafael Bucater has appointments available on…

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WHAT IS THE BEST GRAFT CHOICE FOR ACL RECONSTRUCTION?

Dr Adrian Bauze Orthopaedic Surgeon | Hip and Knee Specialist Orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine practitioners have long discussed and debated the ideal graft choice in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction…

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THINKING ABOUT RUNNING? THINK FEET FIRST

  In exercise we push our bodies to the limit, unfortunately this causes almost everyone to suffer from an injury at one stage or another. Most running injuries are a…

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sportsmed at the Rio Olympics

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this year as hundreds of our nation’s finest athletes prepare to achieve their Olympic dreams. Helping those…

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ENTERTAINMENT FUNDRAISER FOR SCOSA – FREE DELIVERY!

To help raise money for our charity partner, scosa, who provide services and support for people living with disabilities in South Australia, we are offering you the chance to purchase…

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FREE WI-FI NOW AVAILABLE AT SPORTSMED·SA HOSPITAL

SPORTSMED·SA is delighted to announce that free Wi-Fi internet is now available to our hospital patients. The launch of the free service is in response to patient feedback and requests…

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DIRECT ANTERIOR APPROACH TO HIP REPLACEMENT

The direct anterior approach is gaining popularity in the orthopaedic profession for total hip replacement. The method is minimally invasive, reduces pain and improves mobility of the hip in the early…

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CORE STABILITY IN SPORT

CORE STABILITY Core stability is the name given to the ability to recruit the corset of muscles surrounding the back and abdomen. This powerhouse of muscles provides a solid base…

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Revolutionary robotic surgery performed first at SPORTSMED·SA

SPORTSMED·SA recently performed the first robotic-assisted partial knee replacement in South Australia at our private orthopaedic hospital based at Stepney. Created by Blue Belt Technologies, the NAVIO Surgical System provides…

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Ankle Sprain and Stability

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting and fitness injuries. Usually the injury recovers with suitable rest and physiotherapy. Ankle instability occurs when the ankle repeatedly gives way…

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SPORTSMED·SA Orthopaedic Surgeons now in Mt Gambier

The South East of South Australia will get new and expert medical consultation services as of April 2014 when SPORTSMED·SA – one of South Australia’s leading orthopaedic and sport medicine…

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

COVID-19 UPDATE

While restrictions in South Australia have very much relaxed, we are still implementing a number of preventative measures to minimise the risk and ensure the health and safety of all patients, visitors and staff.

Mandatory health and travel checks prior to entering our buildings are still being carried out and we are still imposing some limitations on visitors.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and encourage you to click on the link below for more information.