Sydney Sportsmed Specialists are a group of specialist sport and exercise physicians and orthopaedic surgeons in Macquarie St, Sydney. Our highly experienced specialists have worked with many professional teams, national teams and the NSW Institute of Sport.
Whilst many of our patients are elite athletes, the benefits of our practice apply similarly to recreational sportspeople, school children and injured workers.
Dr Ameer Ibrahim specialises in non-surgical treatments for Tendinopathies, Osteoarthritis and sporting injuries. He has a special interest in Stem cell therapy, Platelet Rich plasma (PRP) and ultrasound guided injections.
Dr Ibrahim is a Sports and Exercise Physician who graduated from the UNSW in 1994. He has had over 15 years of sports medicine experience dealing with professional and elite athletes and teams across a number of different sports. Dr Ibrahim is a co-founder of Sydney Sportsmed Specialists and Sydney Sports Medicine Centre at Olympic Park.
Diana Robinson is a Specialist Sport and Exercise Physician with over twenty years of clinical experience ranging from elite athletes to the everyday recreational exerciser.
She has a strong interest in conditions of the hip, pelvis, knee, foot and ankle and how issues of technique, equipment, biomechanics and training errors contribute to injury. Her focus is to ensure the safe and effective return to sport, exercise or work for the injured or ill patient.
Dr Michael Dixon is an orthopaedic surgeon subspecialising in knee and hip surgery. This includes knee arthroscopy, reconstruction, multiple ligament injuries, cartilage grafting, unicompartmental and total knee replacements. His areas of interest in hip surgery include total hip replacement, resurfacing procedures and arthroscopy.
He has published in peer review journals including Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American) and the Journal of Arthroplasty. He has a book chapter in Revision Total Knee Arthoplasty ed. J Bono, R Scott.
Dr Peter Walker is a specialist in hip and knee disorders. He performs approximately 750 operations per year including all types of hip and knee surgery with a special interest in computer navigation, ligament reconstructions, hip arthroscopy, cartilage grafting and revision joint replacements.
He is involved in research in a number of these areas through the University of NSW and continually updates his knowledge by attending local and international meetings. He has numerous peer review publications in the orthopaedic literature and lectures both here and overseas on a regular basis.
Emily Smith's sports podiatry repertoire includes elite athletes of NSWIS and other elite populations including the Wallabies 2011 World Cup squad, as well as ultra marathon runners, weekend warriors, Australian Defence Force members and active individuals.
Emily has a keen interest in the barefoot running debate and has presented her evidence-based view on the modification of running technique at a number of forums and within magazine articles.
Dr David Carmody completed his medical degree at Sydney University in 1996, and passed his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2006. He was selected for further subspecialty Fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery in Bristol, UK with Mr Ian Winson, President of the European Foot and Ankle Society, and a world leader in arthroscopic surgery of the Foot and Ankle. He also did further training in knee surgery in Lyon,France (Prof. Philippe Neyret) and Leuven, Belgium (Prof Johan Bellemans).
Dr Jeni Saunders is an experienced sports physician and Foundation Fellow of the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Medicine.
Dr Saunders involvement at Sydney Sportsmed Specialists also gives opportunity for members of the general public to avail themselves of her expertise. Dr Saunders welcomes people with back injury and tendon injury to her practice in the city.
Dr Ron Muratore is an experienced specialist Sport and Exercise Physician who was instrumental in implementing many important safety and medical policies in the NRL during his term as the Chief Medical Officer.
His interests include overuse injuries, workplace rehabilitation, exercise induced leg pain, especially compartment syndrome, and paediatric sports injuries. He is one of only a few specialists who perform compartment pressure testing.
Dr John Trantalis is a surgeon specialising in the treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders. He is fully trained and accredited with the Australian Orthopaedic Association, The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and The Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia.
Dr Trantalis is a Conjoint Lecturer at The University of New South Wales, and also lectures students at The University of Sydney.