Our sports doctors have a special interest in sports medicine and are experienced in medical conditions affecting people and families of all ages. Undertaking ongoing professional development with the latest research and techniques, our sports doctors are highly skilled and knowledgeable. We are involved with a number of sports clubs and organisations at all levels of competition providing medical support services. Some of our partners include:

  • Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
  • South Australian Institute of Sport (SASI)
  • Adelaide City Football Club (NPL SA)
  • Adelaide University Soccer Club (State League 2, women’s and amateurs)
  • Australian Cycling Team
  • Port Adelaide Football Club (AFL)
  • Port Adelaide Magpies Football Club (SANFL)
  • Sturt Football Club (SANFL)
  • Tango Netball Club (AMND and SADNA)
  • Victor Harbor Football Club (GSFL)
  • West Adelaide Football Club (SANFL)

Affiliated Medical Services

Adelaide Occupational Medicine
Adelaide Occupational Medicine services including nerve conduction studies are available with Occupational Physician Dr David Cullum.

Clinpath
Clinpath at our Stepney Healthcare Hub provide a comprehensive range of routine and emergency tests including blood samples, urine or other body fluids and secretions.

Dr Jones & Partners
A full suite of radiology services including x-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound medical imaging is available onsite at our Stepney Healthcare Hub via Dr Jones & Partners.

TerryWhite Chemmart
TerryWhite Chemmart provide clinical pharmacy services and medicines for sportsmed patients at Stepney. For patients on multiple or complicated medications, we may arrange a medication review by the accredited pharmacist at TerryWhite Chemmart to ensure the safe and effective use of personal medication in the home.

contact

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 is also available at Stepney to urgently treat injuries sustained on Saturday and Sunday.

To make an appointment or enquiry at Stepney, contact 08 8362 8111 or email medical@sportsmed.com.au. For all appointments and enquiries with Dr Ryan at Morphett Vale, contact 08 8130 1110.

Stepney Opening Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Weekend (March – September)
Saturday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Weekend (October – February)
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Contact 08 8362 8111 for specific consulting hours.

You can find out more about our sports doctors and their special interests by visiting their profiles below.

Prevention

Our sports doctors encourage health assessments and preventative care planning together with health education to patients, while we also strongly support routine testing and immunisation to detect early disease and illness. We are equipped to administer prescription and specialist medicine along with the full range of vaccines including Fluvax.

Treatment

Our sports doctors often see and attend to patients presenting with the following:

  • Sports and orthopaedic injuries (broken bones, concussion, cuts and lacerations, fractures, joint pain, muscle strains and sprains)
  • Short-term acute illnesses (asthma, bronchitis, chest pain, flu, repository infection)
  • Chronic, long-term conditions (arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoporosis)
  • Men’s and women’s health issues (prostate, testosterone, menstruation, menopause).

Treatments such as DolorClast radial shockwave therapy are also available to our patients. DolorClast therapy is a safe and non-invasive treatment for soft tissue conditions.

Rehabilitation

Casting, splinting and mobility devices such as crutches and walking frames, to assist with the rehabilitation of broken bones and fractures are provided by our sports doctors. We also offer regular guidance and support to help you recover from injury or surgery.

Our Sports Doctors

Weekend Injury Clinic

Hurt or injured yourself on the weekend? Our team can treat you immediately.

A weekend injury clinic is available at our Stepney Healthcare Hub to urgently treat injuries sustained on Saturday and Sunday.

Conditions

We specialise in preventative care, treatment and rehabilitation for a range of ailments, injuries and conditions of the hip, knee, foot, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Our fact sheets are designed to provide you with a brief overview and basic understanding of the range of ailments, injuries and conditions relevant to the upper and lower limbs.

Learn about condition symptoms, non-operative and surgical treatment options, risks and complications, recovery times, and much more. Please keep in mind that treatment methods and outcomes vary from patient to patient. Each individual patient has specialised requirements that may be different to the information provided on the fact sheets.

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 medical@sportsmed.com.au. 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.

Financial information

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. sportsmed is also a Bupa Members First Healthcare Provider, ensuring patients with Bupa private health receive exclusive benefits including more money back on claims. 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.

Cancellation policy

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.