With MyPhysio SA in collaboration with SPARC you will feel in control of your results and get back to what you love doing faster.

Getting the correct diagnosis is a key to getting the results you want. So don’t waste your time missing out on what you want to do and let us get you feeling great again. We can quickly settle your pain and then develop a rehabilitation plan for all manner of musculoskeletal conditions from low back pain to shoulder and neck pain, to joint replacements or to enhancing sport performance.

Our on-site Fitness and Rehab Studio allows elite rehabilitation of all injuries, all under the close supervision of your Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist.

Treatment Options

  • Hands-on Physiotherapy and Sports Physiotherapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Diabetes, Arthritis, Cardiac, and Gym Classes
  • Injury Rehabilitation Programs
  • Sports Injury Assessment Clinic
  • Work-related Injury Care
  • Dry Needling

The main area’s of Physiotherapy are:

  • Sports injuries & sports performance
  • Spine & joint pain
  • Headache and neck pain relief
  • Rehabilitation plans after surgery or injury
  • Ergonomic advice including manual handling, work station set up
  • Rehab after car or work accidents
  • Helping with balance and weakness issues

Providing high quality individual management of all musculoskeletal pain and injury:

  • One on one consultation
  • Quality consultation time
  • Manual Therapy “hands-on” approach
  • Applying research and best practice techniques and treatment methods
  • Education
  • Self-management programs

What We Offer:

Every first visit to our Physiotherapy clinic includes:

  • Thorough taking of your history
  • Full orthopaedic assessment of your problem
  • Safe effective Physio techniques as treatment
  • Including massage, mobilisation, exercises all targeted to treat your problem immediately
  • We will then discuss the treatment plan with you, to ensure we give you the results that you are after.
  • 30 minute hands-on appointments.
  • We won’t put you on a machine and leave you.
  • We will communicate with your referring GP or Specialist with a summary letter sent after the initial consult outlining findings and treatment plan.

In addition to private clients we are happy to consult:

  • Workcover Claims
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance Claims
  • Veteran’s Affairs Claims
  • Medicare EPC Plan clients by referral

You should ask us here at SPARC about our treatment practices and exercise classes specific for osteo-arthritis.

Understanding Osteoarthritis

It’s a condition that affects a large portion of the population and is characterised by pain, reduced mobility and a feeling of being overly stiff or tight in your muscles and joints. Due to the nature of the condition, it can occur in people who have had a previous injury, have worked in labour specific jobs, have played large volumes of sport or are over the age of 65.

Osteo-Arthritis is essentially the “wearing out” of cartilage and bone within a joint. This damage opens nerve endings in the bone that causes pain during movement. Osteo-arthritis is degenerative in nature, meaning that once is has occurred, we can’t reverse the damage done.

Research has shown that the more active someone who has arthritis is, the lower pain they report with everyday tasks. It has also shown that completing regular activity has better outcome measures post surgery for those that require a joint replacement.

Because physical activity and movement can elicit pain, this stops people from keeping active as they think that pain equals harm. With osteo-arthritis, if you do not move your joints and take them through movements aimed at improving joint range of motion, this pain will only become worse when you do decide to move.

We offer exercise physiology services that can be 1 on 1 or in a group setting. You can complete your exercises at home, at a pool, or in our brand new, state of the art gym.

We will talk extensively about your medical history and personal goals that matter to you, and then devise a plan that best suits you.

If you haven’t been in a gym before, haven’t completed any structured exercise previously and are a little apprehensive about the process, our highly qualified allied health professionals will be there every step of the way to guide you.

There are a number of avenues in which people can come to see us, the best of which is to simply ring and ask as many questions as you like! Other plans and what we offer;

  • Private Health Rebates

  • Enhanced Primary Care Plans

  • Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Return to WorkSA and MVA claims

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Facebook — October 18, 2017

The Sports and Arthritis Clinic (SPARC) in conjunction with My Physio SA welcome you to join the Introduction to Strength Training for Female Runners Program. Strength training plays an important role in training for female runners, as it can improve performance and reduce the risk of developing an injury.What is it? The group program is run by our Exercise Physiologist with input from a sports physiotherapist and podiatrist. The program is 8 weeks in duration, broken down into the introduction phase, strength endurance phase and running specific training phase. The aims of the program are to teach you the practical skills and techniques of strength training and provide information on the following topics: • What is strength? • Why strength training is important for a female runner • How to fit strength training into your running plan • How to maintain a strength training planTime The program will run in the SPRAC gym on Thursday evenings at 6:15 pm to 7: 00 pm, commencing Thursday 26th of October and finishing Thursday the 14th of December.Cost The cost is $280.00 for the 8 weeks. If you have private health insurance you be eligible for a rebate under Exercise Physiology and a receipt will be provided at the end of the program to claim, contact your health care provider for details. Contact DetailsPh: (08) 8234 9707 Email: reception@sportclinic.com.au Website: www.sportsandarthritisclinic.com.au

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Facebook — October 18, 2017

The Sports and Arthritis Clinic (SPARC) in conjunction with My Physio SA welcome you to join the Introduction to Strength Training for Female Runners Program. Strength training plays an important role in training for female runners, as it can improve performance and reduce the risk of developing an injury.What is it? The group program is run by our Exercise Physiologist with input from a sports physiotherapist and podiatrist. The program is 8 weeks in duration, broken down into the introduction phase, strength endurance phase and running specific training phase. The aims of the program are to teach you the practical skills and techniques of strength training and provide information on the following topics: • What is strength? • Why strength training is important for a female runner • How to fit strength training into your running plan • How to maintain a strength training planTime The program will run in the SPRAC gym on Thursday evenings at 6:15 pm to 7: 00 pm, commencing Thursday 26th of October and finishing Thursday the 14th of December.Cost The cost is $280.00 for the 8 weeks. If you have private health insurance you be eligible for a rebate under Exercise Physiology and a receipt will be provided at the end of the program to claim, contact your health care provider for details. Contact DetailsPh: (08) 8234 9707 Email: reception@sportclinic.com.au Website: www.sportsandarthritisclinic.com.au

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Facebook — October 17, 2017

What is a Sports & Exercise Physician?They are doctors with specialist training in the management of musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses to maximize function and minimize disability and time away from your sport, work, or school. After graduating from medical school, a minimum of a further 7 years is required along with various examination and research requirements to gain an ACSEP fellowship.Did you know SPARC has 2 out of 4 Sports & Exercise Physicians currently working in South Australia?Find out more about Dr Geoffrey Verrall and Dr Duncan Walker on our website!#SportsPhysician #Adelaide #SouthAustralia #ExercisePhysician #Specialist #MuscularSkeletal #Sports #ExerciseIsMedicinehttps://www.sparc.com.au/how-we-can-help/sports-physicians

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Instagram — October 16, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS Dr Duncan Walker for passing his final Sports & Exercise Physician exam on the weekend! This means that Dr Walker has gone through med school to be a GP and then went on further to complete his 7 years of Sports and Exercise Physicians training and is ONE of FOUR in South Australia!Keep and eye out for our next post which explains what a Sports & Exercise Physician is (the difference between them and a Sports Doctor and a Surgeon) and what they can do you help you! #SportsPhysician #Adelaide #SouthAustralia #ExercisePhysician #Specialist #MuscularSkeletal #CleverCookie #HardYards

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