SMA member interview with NT Australian of the Year

SMA Member Dr Geoffrey Thompson was recently recognised as the 2020 NT Australian of the year for his role in evacuating people during the wake of cyclone Tracey in 1974. Since then he’s been an amazing achiever, combing his passion for aviation and medicine, flying his own small planes to indigenous communities and running medical … Continue Reading

SMA Support During COVID-19

We hope that you are well and that you are coping with the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. There is no doubt that the impact of this public health threat on sport has been vast. We want to assure you of our commitment to sport in Australia and to supporting sports medicine communities to … Continue Reading

Is Group Exercise (Boot Camp) safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?

On Tuesday 25th March Prime Minister Morrison released Stage 2 restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 In Australia. Outdoor exercise in groups of up to 10 people (such as with “boot camp”) is permitted under these restrictions, however, there are good reasons why we should NOT be participating in such activities. Exercise, indoors or … Continue Reading

SMA Member Peter Larkins Q&A on Triple M

Longstanding SMA member Peter Larkins sat down with Ed and Darce on Triple M’s Hot Breakfast show discussing and answering listeners questions regarding the Coronavirus. Read some of the key points below. What should we be doing? Well we have to take information from the infectious disease specialists at the federal and state health department. … Continue Reading

SMA member DR Peter Brukner speaks about the Olympics and COVID-19

SMA member Dr Peter Brukner is a long serving member of the International Olympic Committee and he spoke with Perth radio station 6PR to dissolve the potential issues being faced by the Olympics in Tokyo with the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to the interview with 6PR from February 26 where Brukner predicts the postponement which is … Continue Reading

SMA pauses all face to face service delivery

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) will pause all face to face service delivery including Safer Sport course delivery, Sports Medical Coverage services and local in person professional development events effective immediately. The decision has been made by SMA in conjunction with senior sports medical professionals to put the health and wellbeing of members, clients, staff, sub-contractors, … Continue Reading

Sports Medicine Australia statement on COVID-19

Published – Thursday March 12, 6pm. Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) would like to assure our members, clients, suppliers and partners that we are monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information and advice closely. The situation is constantly evolving all around the world and the health and wellbeing of the SMA network is paramount and will be at … Continue Reading

SMA’s Athletic Lower back symposium: Put your back into it Review

  Sports Medicine Australia’s State Council Member Luke Nelson reviews SMA’s Athletic lower back pain symposium held at Melbourne University on Sunday  February 9. It was an action packed day featuring a multidisciplinary lineup of speakers which aimed to help attendees better manage low back pain in the athletic population. In this blog he shares … Continue Reading

Thompson named 2020 Northern Territory Australian of the Year

Inaugural Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) Northern Territory President and foundation member, Dr Geoffrey  Thompson has been named the 2020 Northern Territory Australian of the Year. Thompson has a vast amount of medical experience and has enjoyed a distinguished sports medicine career that has seen him take on high level roles at some of the world’s … Continue Reading