SPORTSMED·SA is excited to announce a new medical partnership with South Australia’s most successful football club, Adelaide City.

Our practitioners will lend their expertise to the renowned local club for the 2018 season by providing medical support including injury prevention, management, treatment and rehabilitation services.

Both junior and senior players will have priority access to a team of practitioners solely dedicated to the club along with our weekend casualty service for any injuries sustained on matchday that require immediate attention.

SPORTSMED·SA Principal Physiotherapist and former Adelaide City star Glenn Dods formally announced the new partnership at the club’s senior season launch on Wednesday, 7th February at the Arkaba Hotel.

“We have decided to work with Adelaide City because we think that there is great synergy between us,” Dods, a former New Zealand international, said.

“This club is the most successful in the state and has provided a large number of international players, and that’s the type of synergy that we see with our organisation as we are constantly growing.

“We also know that sweat and sacrifice equals success and when injuries occur on or off the field, you need a dedicated medical team to keep you feeling at your best.”

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

SPORTSMED·SA recently hosted a education seminar for over 50 Adelaide City trainers and team managers to receive certification in basic injury assessment. Representatives from Adelaide University Soccer Club were also in attendance.

Dods along with our Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Shahram Shahrokhi, Podiatrist Kristian De Pasquale and Exercise Physiologist Matt Muir presented to the group covering topics such as principals of injury management, common lower lower limb injuries, foot conditions, boot selection, hydration, nutrition and the FIFA 11+ protocol.

“Most importantly we are here to educate the club,” Dods said.

“The sort of professional services associated with recovery and the medical side which ultimately helps get the best possible performance out of the players.

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

Adelaide City will kick off their 2018 campaign next Saturday against South Adelaide at Adelaide City Park in what will be the fans’ first opportunity to see the new-look playing kit in action.