Recap – ‘The Match Day Experience: Elite Care for the Weekend Warrior’

By Michelle Bergeron In October 2018, SMA hosted a day-long symposium ‘The Match Day Experience: Elite Care for The Weekend Warrior’ that focused on assisting in athletes’ performances. The day was divided into pre-game, during-game and post-game management of athletes, touching on some of the most important facets of sports medicine and how we can keep our athletes … Continue Reading

Mission Complete: Update on Oxfam Trailwalker

  Back in July, SMA NSW Program and Coverage Coordinator, Lachlan Skulander and his team Crossfit Taipan, were preparing for the Oxfam Trailwalker- a hike of 100km. Having now crossed the finish line, Lachlan has provided an update on their epic Trailwalker journey.  By Lachlan Skulander On Friday the 24th of August at 9:00am, my … Continue Reading

Sports Trainer Spotlight: Ray Vingilis

By Tahlia Zaloumis Sport trainers are a crucial part of keeping sport safe for everyone. Medic and trainer, Ray Vingilis has been working in sport for more than 30 years. The experienced trainer has opened many opportunities for himself and has continued to aid athletes throughout his career. Ray spends the majority of his time … Continue Reading

Recap – ‘Magic Potions and Modern Medicine: An Injection of Knowledge for all Health Professionals’

  By Michelle Bergeron On July 26th, Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) hosted a mid-year event in Melbourne exploring drugs in clinical practice. Senior pharmacist, Lauren Lambert, general practitioner, Dr Michael Ryan and sports physician, Dr Susan White came along and shared their knowledge of over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs and injectables and how they relate to … Continue Reading

Blind Football

By Tahlia Zaloumis Widely known as The Beautiful Game, soccer is a sport embraced by communities all over the world. It is not commonly known that people who are blind or partially sighted are also free to enjoy the sport via a modified version of the game. Blind football is a variation of futsal designed … Continue Reading

SMA’s Lachlan Skulander to embark on 100km hike to raise money for Oxfam

  Lachlan Skulander has been a hardworking member of the Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) team for the past 2 years. As Program and Coverage Coordinator for NSW, Lachlan assists in organising SMA courses across the state, not to mention, arranging quality sports coverage for various events throughout the year. During his spare time, Lachlan is … Continue Reading

Important Information – Sports Trainer Insurance

If you have Sports Trainer Insurance with Sports Medicine Australia, it is vital to ensure that your Sports Trainer accreditation AND any necessary certificates associated with your Sports Trainer accreditation, are current and valid to make sure you are covered by your insurance policy. Below is a list of the necessary certificates which Sports Trainers … Continue Reading

Event Blog- ‘Snake Bites in the NT: Causes, Prevention and Treatment’

By Tamzin France – Program Administrator, Northern Territory. In May this year, Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) hosted a free workshop in Darwin: ‘Snake Bites in the NT: Causes, Preventions and Treatment.’ The workshop was presented by Chris Peberdy, a reptile wrangler for over 15 years and an educator at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre on … Continue Reading

Sports Concussion Webinar

In partnership with the NSW Office of Sport, Sports Medicine Australia hosted a series of concussion workshops around NSW aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge around safely managing sports-related concussion. We were privileged to have concussion researcher, Dr Andrew Gardner (University of Newcastle) and Dr Warren McDonald (Rugby Australia) deliver these workshops. After significant demand … Continue Reading