Sport, exercise and musculoskeletal medicine services

Acute Musculoskeletal Injuries

Diagnosis and non-surgical management of acute musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains, strains and minor fractures. Including referral for Medicare rebateable imaging such as X-ray and MRI when indicated

Acute injury clinic

SEQSEM runs an injury clinic from 2-4pm every Monday where any weekend sports injuries can have immediate expert assessment to assist athletes obtain a prompt and accurate diagnosis and recommend appropriate management. Please call the clinic after 8am on Mondays and ask to book in.

Compartment Pressure Testing

Compartment pressure testing for the investigation of chronic exertional compartment syndromes of the upper and lower limbs.

Complex chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions

Assessment, diagnosis and management of complex chronic musculoskeletal pain

Concussion management

Assessment and return to sport planning of sport related concussions

Medical Conditions affecting Sport and Exercise

e.g. asthma, fatigue, relative energy deficiency and return to sport after illness. Including anti-doping compliant medications plans when required

Non-surgical management of osteoarthritis

Guidance on the management of osteoarthritis using non-operative means such as exercise and strengthening, medications and injections when indicated

Nutritional deficiencies in athletes

Diagnosis and management of deficiencies such as iron and B12 to aid health and performance

Overuse Injuries

Diagnosis and management of overuse injuries such as tendinopathies and stress fractures

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Ultrasound guided PRP injections for musculoskeletal conditions. Common conditions PRP is used for include osteoarthritis of the joints and degenerative tendinopathies such as tennis and golfer’s elbow and rotator cuff tendinopathy of the shoulder.

More information on PRP can be found here:

Information on preparation before and care after a PRP procedure can be found below

Radiofrequency Denervation Procedures For Peripheral Joints

Under ultrasound, radiofrequency electrodes are placed adjacent to the nerves carrying pain signals from the joints such as the knee and shoulder. Heat is produced at the tip of the needle and to the nearby nerve. This interrupts the pain signals from getting to the brain and can provide long-lasting pain reduction from 6 months to 2 years.

More information on Genicular Nerve (Knee) Denervation can be found here:

Ultrasound Guided Injections and Interventions

Ultrasound guided injections and interventions to the peripheral musculoskeletal system than include cortisone, platelet rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid, nerve blocks, hydrodilatations…

Injections and interventions to the spine are traditionally performed under CT Scan and we will refer to experienced colleagues for these when clinically indicated.

A non-exhaustive list of ultrasound guided procedures can be found here.