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 practitioners 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.


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Facebook — June 23, 2018

Dr Geoffrey Verrall is in the clinic today until 5:30pm to mend all your sports injury, or non-sports related injury needs! Ph: 8234 9707#sportsphysicain #sportsinjury #adelaide #wintersport #concussion #SPARC #clinic #walkinswelcome

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Instagram — June 15, 2018

#FridayFunnies #TGIF #SPARC @sportsdocwalker @verrallg

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Instagram — June 13, 2018

@verrallg and @nitta21 are both presenting their chosen topics of their specialties to members of the SA Sports Medicine Association this Sunday at Adelaide Oval. Michael is excited to discuss and run a practical presentation on clinical gait assessment & re-training. Dr Verrall is presenting on a rather hot topic here in South Australia... All things hamstring! How they injure, which and when the muscles injures and other current controversies surrounding hamstrings. #SASMA18 #Hamstrings #SouthAustralia #GaitTraining #Presentation #Podiatrist #SportsAndExercisePhysician #ClinicalAssesment #SPARC

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Facebook — June 12, 2018

Dr Geoffrey Verrall and Podiatrist Michael Nitschke are both presenting their chosen topics of their specialties to members of the SA Sports Medicine Association this Sunday at Adelaide Oval.Michael is excited to discuss and run a practical presentation on clinical gait assessment & re-training.Dr Verrall is presenting on a rather hot topic here in South Australia... All things hamstring! How they injure, which and when the muscles injures and other current controversies surrounding hamstrings.#SASMA18 #Hamstrings #SouthAustralia #GaitTraining #Presentation #Podiatrist #SportsAndExercisePhysician #ClinicalAssesment #SPARC

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