Sport & Exercise Physicians are specialist trained Medical Doctors with expertise in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries, managing medical conditions associated with sport and exercise as well as the prescription of exercise for well-being and as a form of treatment for medical conditions.
Physical activity has been clearly shown to improve health and well-being at all stages and ages of life however injuries and illness can get in the way. Exercise prescription for disease management, be it following a heart attack, for depression, to assist with recovery from cancer or for having a healthy pregnancy has excellent evidence to support it.
A Sport & Exercise Physician can help you with:
- Accurately diagnosing an injury or the cause of musculoskeletal pain & providing you with advice on relevant investigation and appropriate medical management
- Educating you on how to manage your injury from immediate first aid throughout your recovery back to full participation in the activities you love, be that sport, work, gardening or mountain climbing
- Discussing your active goals and designing a graduated physical activity program to assist you with achieving and exceeding them, with a good understanding of the challenges you may face due to your medical conditions (such as arthritis, asthma or osteoporosis)
- Prescribing exercise as a treatment for a medical ailment, based on the latest scientific evidence