Sports Medicine Institute brings together some of the best practitioners
in their field with one common goal, to utilise their expertise and experience to support people with their sport activities and fast track their rehabilitation with injuries as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible. Our practitioners remain at the cutting edge of their field by regularly attending and presenting at conferences, as well contributions to research and education.
Sports Medicine Institute Injury Clinic is the Shire’s leading injury management clinic for acute injury.
Whatever your injury and goals, we’re here to guide you through the injury process, from initial injury to maintenance, rehabilitation and optimal recovery.
The injury clinic is available 6 days per week and an appointment is essential in most cases.
Our clinic is staffed with highly experienced and trained practitioners including Sport & Exercise Physicians, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Podiatrists and Remedial Massage Therapists.
We offer an extensive range of services including:
- Acute injury diagnosis and management
- Bulk billed imaging – X Ray, CT Scan and MRI
- Sports taping
- Plastering (plaster & fiberglass)
- Boots, braces and crutches
- Wound care and suturing
- Concussion management
The Injury Clinic is located at the Sports Medicine Institute and is aimed at giving the Sutherland Shire sporting community an alternative for acute injury management.
An acute injury usually happens suddenly and requires urgent medical attention to prevent the problem from exacerbating and to treat symptoms of pain. Acute injuries are usually associated with a traumatic event such as a fall from a bike or a clash with another person while playing sports. Traumatic impacts can cause bones, muscles and ligaments to snap, tear, crack or break.
Taping is commonly used to help sports injuries recover and prevent further damage from overuse. In most cases, a sports injury clinic uses athletic taping to restrict the movement of the injured joint, providing additional stability for a temporary period of time.
If you sustain a sports injury, you may need a plaster cast to provide extra support and protection to the fractured bone. However, plaster casting can, in some cases, lead to circulation problems, making it vital to seek professional medical advice from an injury clinic sooner rather than later.
Essentially, X-Rays, MRI and CT scans are imaging tools that allow medical professionals at a sports injury clinic in Miranda to see inside your body and inspect the injured area. These items of equipment can be used to take pictures of your organs, bones, tendons, cartilage and nerves, enabling doctors to find out if there are any irregularities. With our specialist referrals all your scans including MRI scans will be BULK BILLED!
If you sustain an injury to the leg or ankle, you may not be able to walk, balance or put weight on your legs without experiencing acute pain, in which case you’ll probably need to use crutches temporarily. Similarly, braces can be used to support an injury and help you move around without feeling too much discomfort.
In some cases, you may need sutures to help your wound heal by keeping it closed. When the wound has healed, the sutures can be removed, though some sutures will dissolve on their own. You should take proper care of your sutures to ensure your wound heals as quickly and cleanly as possible as well as to minimise scarring.
In some cases, a doctor at a sports injury clinic in Sutherland Shire may diagnose a concussion by conducting a series of interviews and performing a variety of other cognitive examinations. Depending on the severity of the concussion, it may be necessary to use imaging equipment, such as MRI scanners, to make sure there’s no bleeding or bruising in your brain.