Learn more about the people and services at SPARC

The Sports and Arthritis Clinic (SPARC) is a collaboration of specialist sports and exercise physicians and select allied health practitioners providing world-class sports and activity related musculoskeletal care. SPARC is the first South Australian business to be governed by Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP), who are physician specialists in this field. This enables not just the specialist level of knowledge and experience in non-surgical management, but also appropriate integration with our experienced allied health partners.

Our Team

SPARC offers not just a modern fully equipped gym and training site, but also expert integration with our multi-disciplinary team which includes:

Our doctors also maintain an active presence in the community, looking after a wide variety of athletes and sports including:

  • Dr Geoff Verrall
    • Medical director of the South Australia Sports Institute (SASI)
    • South Australia Cricket Association
    • Team doctor Australian Mens Cricket team
  • Dr Duncan Walker
    • Team doctor for the AFL women’s and men's Crows
    • Team doctor for the Adelaide 36’ers
    • Touring doctor for the Australian Young Socceroos
    • Medical director of the South Australian Sports Medicine Association

Specialty Services

You can expect us to be actively promoting activity and education in the community, and will find our practitioners happy to use their experience to help keep you active, in whatever your goals may be.

From helping you continue playing tennis into your 70’s, dealing with your chronic back pain, non-surgical treatment for your osteoarthritis or completing your first marathon, our integrated team can help guide your through.

We invite you to meet our team and services we offer, and look forward to working alongside you.


Sports & Exercise Physician Registrar

Personal Training

Latest updates

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Facebook — February 18, 2019

2019 brings 2 experienced GPs and sports doctors joining us, and the beginning of their specialist training. Excited to welcome Dr Buckley and Kleinschmidt to the SPARC family.

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Facebook — February 15, 2019

Michael featured on a bonus episode of Inside Running Podcast doing what he does best; Educating! #podiatrist

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Facebook — February 11, 2019

️Stocking Archie’s Arch Support Thhongs! $35 ️We mean it when we say these are the comfiest thongs ever and they look like normal thongs!Get in quick before they all sell out!Colours currently in stock: black, navy, coral, white. Coming soon: light blue.

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Facebook — February 07, 2019

No more tying ice packs up with old tea towels and staying still so they don’t slip off!We sell Sideline - Ice n Wraps!Perfect for upper limb and lower limb injuries or recovery. Just fill the bag with ice and strap it on with the comfortable Velcro straps.$35.00Thanks Blake for modelling the ice pack while you wait for your appointment! #sportsinjury #RICER #ice #recovery #joints #pain #injuryrecovery

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