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 will provide dedicated medical support including injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services to the proud local club.

At least one sportsmed Surgeon will be 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.

All players and club financial members are entitled to bulk billing when consulting our specialists and for radiology services including x-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound medical imaging where possible.

sportsmed Business Development Officer Rachel White is excited to watch the partnership blossom over the course of the 2018 Great Southern Football League season and beyond.

“sportsmed and the Victor Harbor Football Club are two proud local organisations with storied histories, so to now join forces and work closely together, it promises to be an exciting time for all involved,” White said.

“We envision this is a long-term partnership to support the club both on and off the field with our dedicated healthcare services in the Fleurieu Peninsula.

“Our surgeons have extensive injury prevention, treatment and rehab experience in the sporting arena to ensure players and club members alike, are kept healthy and feeling their best.”

Our orthopaedic surgeons currently consulting in Victor Harbor are Dr Matthew HutchinsonDr Domenic Leonello and Dr David Martin. They consult in rotating three-week blocks ensuring there is a surgeon available to local residents every Monday.

Dr Hutchinson specialises in adult and growing athlete (over seven years of age) hip, knee and ankle conditions with a special interest in ACL reconstruction, while Dr Leonello’s expertise extends to the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. With over 20 years of SANFL experience, Dr Martin’s specialties include shoulder, knee and ankle conditions.

The trio have extensive experience in treating sports injuries and assisting sports clubs at all levels of competition, with a focus on long-term outcomes.

Beyond physical healthcare support, our surgeons will also share advice, education and injury prevention strategies with the club to implement on the training ground.

“We want to make sure the Kangaroos coaches and trainers are confident to be able to make good decisions about the players as well when injury occurs,” White said.

For all appointments and enquiries at Victor Harbor or Goolwa please contact 08 8362 7788 or email ortho@sportsmed.com.au.

All three surgeons consult from within the specialist rooms of the Victor Medical Centre located at 59 Ocean Street, while Dr Hutchinson is available at the Goolwa Medical Centre (9 Crocker Street).