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

SMA Conference Chief Judge: Expressions of Interest

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) is calling for expressions of interest from professional members who would like to apply for the role of SMA Conference Chief Judge. Selection criteria: Established researcher in the field of sports medicine, physiotherapy, exercise science, physical activity, injury prevention or related field to the objectives of SMA. Ideally, the Chief Judge … Continue Reading

Western Bulldogs Star Tom Campbell Opens Up About Mental Resilience

By Tahlia Zaloumis. Performances from athletes depend on their physical and mental agility. Injury or illnesses can cause a disruption in an athlete’s performance and/or season. 2011 AFL rookie draft, Tom Campbell opened up about various challenges during his playing career and how he used his mental strength to overcome his setbacks. Interrupted pre-seasons and … Continue Reading