Dr Michael Thurling

Sports Doctor

Experienced In

  • Sports Medicine
  • General Practice


Dr Thurling is available for consultation at our Stepney Healthcare Hub. To make an appointment, contact 08 8362 8111 or email medical@sportsmed.com.au.


  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), Adelaide University, 2008
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS), Flinders University, 2012
  • Masters of International Public Health (MIPH), Sydney University, 2016
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), 2017
  • FIFA Online Diploma Football Medicine
  • Club Doctor, South Adelaide Football Club (SANFL), 2018-present
  • Club Doctor, South Adelaide Football Club (SANFLW), 2018-present
  • Club Welfare Officer, Life Member, Mitcham Football Club

Member Of

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
  • SA Sports Medicine Association (SASMA)
  • World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA)

Personal Interests

  • Travel
  • AFL
  • Basketball
  • Gaelic Football
  • Music
  • Photography


sportsmed is committed to the health and safety of our patients, our team and our community.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we've put in place measures that exceed the requirements of the Government of South Australia. We have enhanced protocols in place, protecting our patients, staff and practitioners. 

Visit our COVID-19 update page for full information on our services and patient requirements.

Please remember to:

* Bring a mask

* Check-in with the QR codes

* Observe social distancing measures of 1 person per 4sqm where possible

For patients and visitors to our facilities please adhere to COVID-19 SA directions and DO NOT ENTER a sportsmed facility if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have visited a SA Health listed exposure site within 14 days of your exposure. 

Please note: Gym is closed to casual members due to the 1 person per 8sqm density requirements.