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Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital

Sports medicine covers both acute and chronic injuries to children.  These can be due to overuse, incorrect training or structural issues.  Even if your child has not been injured in the context of sport or is not particularly ‘sporty’, sports medicine physicians can advise on the management and investigations needed for both acute and chronic issues.  Shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee and ankle / foot injuries can be assessed.  Initial management of concussion can also be offered.  Most injuries can usually be managed conservatively, with a home exercise program or physiotherapy, but if surgery is required sports medicine physicians can refer you to a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon with appropriate expertise.

The following practitioners at CPMG can be of service in helping diagnose and manage sports medicine issues in children and adolescents:

Dr Barnett graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1983 and underwent Paediatric and Paediatric Emergency Medicine training at both the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne and The Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA. He completed a Masters of Clinical Epidemiology at the School for Public Health, Harvard in 1993.  He returned to RCH as Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine in 1993.

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