Sports Medicine Institute Specialist Therapists

The 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 conference, as well contribution to research and education.

The Sports Performance Program

Providing Shire Sporting Clubs excellence in medical care.

The Sports Performance Program is designed to give the recreational and elite sporting community the ability to access a highly specialised and extremely experienced team of professionals at the Sports Medicine Institute. By joining the Sports Performance Program, your club becomes a member of both the Active Athlete Stream and the Elite Performance Stream.

Injury Management Programs

The various injury management programs we offer are focussed on providing a high level of rehabilitation and recovery for all injured patrons. The programs provide an emphasis on teaching muscle control in functional positions and postural problem solving in a way that would make the appropriate responses more automatic in the clients’ everyday movements. The use of evidenced-based outcome measures and client specific self-report disability measures ensures that the progress of the client is accurately quantified to enable the appropriate upgrades to their rehabilitation program.

The program consists of various techniques including:

Motor learning approach: The emphasis placed on skills acquisition to gradually wean off supervision and promote independent training with a view to future self-management

Cognitive-behavioural strategies are utilised in this program with the focus on function rather than symptom. The aim of this program is to optimize the clients’ self-efficacy in work-related activities.

Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist led gym sessions using the fully equipped gymnasium equipment with a high level of supervision.

Paediatric & Adolescent Weight & Exercise Management Programs

The Centre has a team of Specialists committed to providing tailored programs for Paediatric & Adolescent Weight & Exercise Management.

Our Team includes; Dr Damien Mc Kay – Specialist Paediatric Rheumatologist, Dr George Pitsis – Specialist Sport and Exercise Physician, Dr Helen O’Connor – Sports and Clinical Dietician and Nutritionist, and Exercise Physiologist Chris Juster.  The program is designed to prevent and treat overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. We provide children of any age or weight, their families and their communities with the resources, education support and treatment to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Strength & Conditioning

The Gym has impressive weight lifting platforms and a designated Weight Lifting Trainer focussing on the development of effective strength and conditioning programs for each patron. Sport specific and functional analysis is conducted to determine the customised program for best results relating to the demands of each sport.

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Our program coordinators are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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