Sport and Exercise Medicine doctors are specialist physicians who have completed an undergraduate medical degree, residency training in a major city public hospital, and then a comprehensive 4 year fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine. Specialising in the treatment of athletes and other physically active individuals, they have extensive education in both musculoskeletal and exercise-related medical issues.
Sports physicians are committed to excellence in the practice of medicine as it applies to all aspects of physical activity. Safe and effective sporting performance at all levels is a major focus. Alongside this is the increasing recognition of the importance of exercise in the prevention and treatment of common and often serious medical conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and many cancers. Exercise Medicine can also prevent and compliment other more invasive procedures, such as surgery. It plays a major role in improving recovery and long term outcomes.
Our doctors treat all musculoskeletal injuries including muscle, ligament, tendon, bone and joint issues. They also specialise in the treatment of chronic illnesses that affect physical performance, such as asthma and diabetes. A major focus of our doctors is the prevention of injury and illness.
The doctors at Melbourne Sports Physicians are specialists trained in the diagnosis and management of sports injury and illness, with a particular focus on meeting the individual needs and requirements for each patient. Each of our doctors has experience treating elite athletes and apply these same principles to the management of all patients, whether they are elite or recreational athletes, or simply people wishing to increase their activity levels. In each case, a program is tailored to each patient’s requirements and capabilities.