Promoting Good Mental Health: From the Weekend Warrior to the Elite Athlete – Review

On Thursday 29 October Sports Medicine Australia held a live panel discussion on mental health in sport hosted by Sport & Exercise Physician Dr Adam Castricum. The panel included world renowned Sports Medicine professionals with AFL Chief Psychiatrist Dr Ranjit Menon, Australian Institute of Sport Mental Health Manager Matthew Butterworth, American Physical Therapist Dr Karen … Continue Reading

SMA Launches COVIDSAFE Safer Sport Education Program

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) is pleased to announce the launch of a revised, COVIDSAFE Safer Sport Education Program and new national course calendar. SMA has taken a leadership position in transforming the program into a COVIDSAFE model that will provide ongoing guidance and protection for the community sports sector. The revamped COVIDSAFE course content and … Continue Reading

Safer Sport Program: COVID-19 Safety Measures

As an organisation we are extremely aware of the significant role we have to play in the return to sport at all levels, and as such we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure that the recommencement of training is carried out in a safe and socially responsible manner. To prepare for course recommencement SMA … Continue Reading

New COVIDSAFE guidelines for Sports Trainers

A new resource for Sports Trainers: Sports Trainer Practices in a COVIDSAFE Australia has been developed in collaboration by Sports Medicine Australia, the AIS and Sport Australia. Sports Trainers play a pivotal role in the health, wellbeing and safety of participants at all levels of sport.  In community sport settings, an Accredited Sports Trainer may … Continue Reading

Telehealth in Sports Medicine: Beyond COVID19 Panel Discussion

Did you miss the Telehealth in Sports Medicine – Beyond COVID19 live panel discussion? Well don’t stress, catch the recording here as our panel discusses everything telehealth. The panel fielded over 50 questions from the audience and a staggering 30 countries tuned in from all around the world to watch the discussion. Have you got … Continue Reading

Leading Sports Medicine Professionals announced for Telehealth in Sports Medicine: Beyond COVID-19 Live Panel Discussion

Sports Medicine Australia is hosting a live online panel discussion with leading sports medical professionals on Tuesday 2nd of June! Tune in to hear leading sports medical professionals discuss their experiences, best practice and opportunities for the use of Telehealth across sporting domains. Panelists will share their views on: How they have been using telehealth with … Continue Reading

Concussion Live Q&A Recap

  Last night Andrew Gardner took over our social media channels and answered viewers questions about all things concussion! In case you missed it, we’ve put together a recap of the concussion questions viewers wanted to know more about! Q: What are the first symptoms that signal you’ve sustained a concussion? AG: Concussions vary by … Continue Reading

2020 UniSport Nationals Div 1 and Div 2 Perth Postponed

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) can confirm that the 2020 UniSport Nationals Div 1 and Div 2 scheduled to be hosted in Perth from 26 September to 2 October have been postponed due to COVID-19 and the restrictions in place. Please see below for the full statement from UniSport Australia. UniSport Australia (UniSport) will postpone the … Continue Reading


Together with Australian State Institutes and Academies of Sport, and National Sporting Organisations, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has developed a framework to inform the resumption of sport while at the same time, preserving public health and minimising the risk of community transmission. The Framework recognises that resumption of sport and recreation activities will be a … Continue Reading