Sport and Exercise Medicine Physicians are doctors with specialist training in sports injuries and illnesses.
All of our doctors have experience looking after elite athletes and apply these principles to the management of all patients, whether they are recreational athletes, manual workers or those wanting to simply increase their activity levels.
They are often the first point of contact to the sports medicine team:
- Assessing and diagnosing injuries or illness.
- Devising and coordinating a comprehensive, multifaceted management program.
- Managing medical problems in the context of exercise e.g. asthma, heart disease, diabetes, and nutritional deficiencies.
- Assisting adolescents and younger people with sport and exercise issues.
How we can help you
The Sport and Exercise Medicine Physicians at Pro-Active Sports Medicine Centre are trained to make the appropriate diagnosis, and just as importantly, detect the causes or risk factors that lead to the development of the condition, to minimize the risk of recurrence.
As doctors we can access all the appropriate investigations from x-rays to blood tests, ECG’s to complex imaging, including MRI scans.
Once the diagnosis is made we can advise on treatment and arrange for the appropriate referrals. This may involve advice on activity and exercise that can be safely undertaken, the appropriate rehabilitation program, the prescription of medications, or injection of joints, which can now be performed by our doctors under ultrasound guidance.
Where further specialist allied health and other medical specialist advice is warranted we can arrange rapid referral to the appropriate practitioners.
Whilst much of our work involves musculoskeletal problems, we are also specifically trained to manage medical problems that can be affected by exercise including diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular disease and nutritional deficiencies. Our doctors can also arrange travel advice and vaccinations as many of them travel with sporting teams.
Patients please bring in with you:
- Blood tests results
- ECG results
- Previous imaging (films and reports) relevant to your presenting condition