Sport and Exercise Physicians are specialist medical doctors trained under the auspices of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP).
- Promoting health through the increased use of exercise and physical activity
- Advising on the safe use of physical exercise in both prevention and treatment of illness
- Using a holistic approach to address medical conditions and injuries in individuals who wish to exercise
Working closely with:
- General Practitioners
- Allied health professionals including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Podiatrists, Massage Therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, and Sports Trainers
Conditions and Sporting Issues
Sport and Exercise Physicians look after many conditions and sporting issues including:
- Acute musculoskeletal injuries
- Overuse musculoskeletal injuries including tendinopathy, osteoarthritis, exertional compartment syndrome, and stress fractures
- Exercise prescription for the treatment and prevention of medical diseases including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, overweight and obesity, depression and anxiety, diabetes, epilepsy, and asthma
- Over-training syndrome
- Exercise during pregnancy
- Exercise for the athlete with a disability
- Drugs and supplements in sport
Procedures and Treatments
At the clinic, the Sport and Exercise Physicians can offer in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and musculoskeletal conditions:
- diagnostic ultrasound (available on-site)
- compartment pressure testing
- eccentric strengthening programs
- exercise prescription
- extra-corporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
- compartment pressure testing
- ultrasound guided injections (available on-site)
- cortisone (corticosteroids)
- hyaluronic acid (Durolane)
- platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
- autologous conditioned serum (ACS, Orthokine™)
- autologous tenocytes (Ortho-ATI™)
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral?
No, as Will is a Senior Sport and Exercise Physician Registrar a referral from your GP is not necessary although patients are encouraged to obtain one prior to the first consultation.
What should I bring?
- Comfortable sporting shoes and clothes to change into
Previous relevant investigations including:
- X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans
- blood tests, ECGs, spirometry
- Relevant referral
How long are the consultations?
Typically, an initial consultation is 45 minutes long and follow-up consultations are 30 minutes long.
Can I get a Medicare rebate?
All consultations are Medicare rebatable except for those during which blood products such as PRP and ACS are administered. These services are currently not covered by Medicare rebates. Medical consultations are not covered by Private Health Insurance Rebates.
Can I get a Private Health Insurance rebate?
A Private Health Insurance rebate may apply to your session. Patients are encouraged to discuss this with their private health insurer.
Are referrals for MRI scans rebatable under Medicare?
MRI scan referrals provided by Sport and Exercise Physicians are Medicare rebatable. Those provided by Sport and Exercise Physician Registrars are not Medicare rebatable.