Professional and expert guidance for your hip and groin pain

One of the most baffling injuries for many sports people are the hip and groin injuries. These injuries are most often slow in onset and easily aggravated by exercise. They are difficult to shake and bring about many consultations with many different practitioners.

The Sports and Exercise Physicians at the Sports and Arthritis Clinic (SPARC) are considered to be experts in the field of activity-related groin injury. Dr Geoffrey Verrall has many research publications on the identification and management of these complex groin and hip problems. He is a recent participant in the 1st World Conference of Groin Injury in Sport and was part of the expert working group who made a position statement on the nature of groin injury in Sport. He has a particular interest in osteitis pubis and hip conditions. He has been named by the AFL as been instrumental in bringing the problem of osteitis pubis in football to the attention of the players, clubs and medical/physiotherapy practitioners. He has a particular interest in the non-surgical treatment of these injuries establishing a suitable active rest period, combined with rehabilitation and a supervised/sensible return to activity program. 

No other injury has quite the same need for accurate identification and a team approach to getting better. Many cases are discussed among the Sports and Exercise Physicians, the physiotherapists who have an interest and expertise in activity-related groin injury and the orthopaedic surgeons who sometimes assist in the active management of complex cases. If your case is complex you can be assured that your case will be discussed by a variety of experts before any intervention or rehabilitation commences. In short SPARC is here to give you certainty about your complex activity-related groin injury.

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Facebook — September 19, 2018

Hooley Dooley! 2 YEARS!? Wow time has flown! Thank you to every single person who has supported us and come into the clinic over the past two years. We value each and every one of you!Cheers, SPARC Team.

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(Initially your team/club trainer should organise appropriate medical treatment and management with a doctor who has up to date knowledge about concussions)Any team mate with suspected or confirmed concussion should remain in the company of a responsible adult and not be allowed to drive. They are advised to avoid alcohol, narcotics and all medications should be reviewed. Specifically, concussed people should avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatories (such as ibuprofen, diclofenac or naproxen), sleeping tablets and sedating pain medications.Keep an eye on your mates, if they are not their usual self after a concussion incident speak up to the player/coach/trainer.#concussionawareness #concussion #SPARC

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Chiropractic is a modern health care discipline that is based on the relationship between the Brain, Spine and Nervous System. Jamie Sparrow’s treatments are based on the latest scientific research.Jamie believes in a holistic approach to health care incorporating nutrition, exercise rehabilitation & lifestyle modifications. Chiropractic is gentle and drug free with the aim of restoring correct biomechanical function so the bodies systems can function at their optimum.Ph: 82349707 for bookings with Jamie Sparrow or head over to our website for more info!#chiropractor #holistic #function #musculoskeletal #spine #sciatica #headaches #biomechanical #SPARC

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