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

SMA Scientific Committee – Expressions of Interest

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) is calling for expressions of interest from professional members who would like to join the SMA Scientific Committee. The role of the SMA Scientific Committee is to provide ongoing and timely scientific advice on current and emerging issues related to the work of SMA in the area broadly defined as sports … Continue Reading

2nd ASEAN Sports Medicine Conference

  The 2nd ASEAN Sports Medicine Conference was held in Kuala Lumpur on the 24th – 25th March. Over 150 delegates from more than 13 different countries converged at the conference to hear and discuss the latest ideas, research and innovations in the field. The theme of this year’s conference focused on ‘building a healthier … Continue Reading

SMA Sports Trainers at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

  The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (4 – 15 April) has just concluded and while the focus of the Games has indeed been on the athletes, the success of the Games is also testament to the collaboration and hard-work of the volunteer medical team. Medical personnel from across Australia, including doctors, physiotherapists, nurses, sports … Continue Reading

Vale Wendy Braybon

Sports Medicine Australia would like to pay tribute to Wendy Braybon, a treasured member of our SMA community who passed away on the 2nd of April, aged 65. Over the years, Wendy generously shared her time and expertise with SMA and the wider sports medicine community. A physiotherapist for over thirty years, Wendy was instrumental … Continue Reading

Sports Medicine Australia endorsed by AFL as a preferred ERC provider

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Australian Football League (AFL) as a preferred provider of the AFL’s Emergency Response Coordinator (ERC) courses across Victoria and Australia. The three-hour ERC course provides an important introduction for parents and volunteers looking to work in community level AFL. The course covers … Continue Reading