Keeping you moving

Our history

Founded in 1992 by esteemed Australian sports medicine pioneer Dr Brian Sando OAM, (pictured right), Wakefield Sports and Exercise Medicine Clinic is a recognised leader in providing comprehensive sports, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy and medicine services to people of all ages and all activity levels.

As practitioners tasked with the physical care of some of Australia’s biggest sporting stars, we’ve been there for epic wins and brutal losses.

We’re proud of our relationships with Australia’s sports elite, but it’s not exclusively what we are about. You don’t have to be at the top of the league ladder to receive our complete attention – we’re also here to support the everyday champions achieve their targets, whether it be getting up for your big game on Saturday or helping increase your mobility and recapture your quality of life.

In 2020, Wakefield Sports and Exercise Medicine Clinic moved to our new flagship location at Calvary Adelaide Hospital, enabling us to continue providing our patients with expert care and access to the hospital’s many state-of-the-art facilities, including on-site radiology, pathology, acute and outpatient rehabilitation facilities, and a 24/7 emergency department.

Wakefield Sports and Exercise Medicine Clinic also has a clinic at Next Gen, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide and physiotherapy services are also available at Dulwich Family Practice.

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As a close partner to Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic, also onsite at the new Calvary Adelaide Hospital, we offer a streamlined patient experience and access to leading orthopaedic surgeons.

What makes us different

From sports field emergency through to rehabilitation, Wakefield Sports and Exercise Medicine Clinic is there for you every step of the way.

Whether you’re seeking assistance in overcoming an injury or wishing to develop a program to improve your physical and mental well-being, we’re committed to keeping you moving.

Our multi-disciplinary approach is what sets us apart. We’re more than just a sports clinic and our team of highly trained sports doctors, physiotherapists and associated allied health practitioners take a holistic approach to your treatment that will leave no stone unturned in helping you get back on the park or achieve your individual performance goals.

As a close partner to Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic, also onsite at the new Calvary Adelaide Hospital, we offer a streamlined patient experience and access to leading orthopaedic surgeons. With dedicated clinics for shoulder and knee injuries and concussion management, the whole team is on-site, ready to assist you to achieve your goals. We are also experts in arthritis care, being the first clinic in South Australia to offer the evidence-based education and exercise program GLA:D.

Just as we are committed to our patients, so are we to ensuring our team can perform at their best. We provide ongoing professional training and development, including our Specialist Sports Physician Training Program, to ensure our practitioners remain at the cutting edge of their profession.

At Wakefield Sports and Exercise Medicine Clinic, we believe that the little victories are just as important as the big ones and are committed to keeping you moving, no matter your individual activity goals.

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