Sport & Exercise Medicine (SEM) Physicians are medical practitioners who have specialised in this field of medicine. They have undertaken through rigorous training with the Australasian College of Sports Physicians over a 4 year program. Equipped with all the necessary skills of taking an in depth history and performing a thorough examination, an accurate diagnosis is central to structuring an optimal management plan. Your SEM Physician has at their disposal all investigations to assist with your problem, including MRI scans which are Medicare rebateable. Additionally, SEM Physicians aim to achieve a comprehensive management plan by incorporating the expertise of other health professionals to optimise your treatment outcome.
SEM Physicians are the ideal specialists to assist you with all musculoskeletal and medical problems related to sport and exercise, whether it is a stress fracture or asthma, advising you on exercise during pregnancy, wanting to maximise your performance, or simply to help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. They also apply their skills to many areas of medicine other than sports and exercise, such as injuries occurring at home or at the workplace.
SEM Physicians are strong advocates for promoting exercise, a good diet, and an overall healthy lifestyle. Exercise has many benefits including reducing cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and depression to name a few.