At Camberwell Sports & Spinal Medicine we pride ourselves on the range of knowledge and expertise available within our practice. Enabling us to provide the specialised services required for the best outcomes from injury. Click on the links below to learn more about the different specialised services available at Camberwell Sports & Spinal.
At CSSM you will not only have access to the best knowledge and expertise, but also to the most up to date technology.
One example of this is our gait analysis service, an in depth examination into the way you walk or run.
Using a treadmill, high-speed video recorder and specialised biomechanical analysis software, your walking and running technique is assessed frame by frame to detect any biomechanical faults.
Whether you’re injured, want to improve your running technique or running performance; gait analysis can help you achieve your goals. Often this style of analysis is the key to understanding the cause of many common sporting injuries including shin splints, stress fractures and heel pain (plantar fasciitis).
Once the analysis is completed, our team of expert podiatrists, in conjunction with our physiotherapists and osteopaths, can construct a corrective treatment plan tailored to your needs. This may include strengthening exercises, training techniques and/or orthotics.
You do not need a doctor’s referral for a gait analysis.
To see what's involved, have a look at our video.
As a practice CSSM recognise that athletes are only as good as the team around them. That's why CSSM takes on your aspirations as their own.
As such, CSSM has specific programs for high performance suitable for clubs and individual athletes. These programs are rooted in the three tenants of Performance Enhancement, Injury Management and Education.
Specific services include:
Services are available for all athletes and can be performed onsite at your training facility or within our practice. Call CSSM to discuss your needs.
Put simply, Biomechanics is the study of body movement and how the parts contribute to the whole, in generating the movements we make. Understanding how you move can help you identify the cause of pain or identify the chink in the chain that's limiting your performance.
CSSM utilises video analysis with specialised computer software to break down individual movements to determine where things go wrong. Whether it's how you sit, how you run or how you ride your bike.
Understanding how you move is important in comprehending what causes injuries but more importantly enhances future injury prevention and maximises your performance. Sessions are conducted in an extended consultation with our practitioners. Health insurance rebates are available where applicable. Call CSSM to discuss your needs.
Many of our patients utilise CSSM's services to avoid or delay surgery however for some, the best outcome means that sometimes surgery is the only solution.
Whether it be an arthroscopy, joint reconstruction or replacement, spinal surgery or fixation following fracture, rehabilitation is an important (but often neglected) part of maximizing the benefits from surgery.
CSSM's team are able to provide a comprehensive approach to your surgery, allowing you to recover from surgery as quickly as possible with measurable outcomes. Whether the goal be a return to sport, return to work or just walking the dog.
Of course patients are nervous about their surgery, with this in mind, ongoing correspondence with your GP and surgeon are naturally part of our service to patients.
Of all musculoskeletal injuries, spinal injury and back pain is by far the most common. Unfortunately not only are spinal injuries the most likely to create the greatest level of impairment and disability, they are also the most likely to become chronic.
Managing spinal injury often requires a multi-facetted approach. Camberwell Sports & Spinal Medicine as a multi-disciplinary clinic has the breadth of knowledge, facilities and experience to enable the most effective approach to treatment. Whether it be through physiotherapy, osteopathy, myotherapy or pilates, our aim is to give you the power to manage your condition.
This is achieved through:
Research has shown that that in the event of an injury to the spine, pelvis, hip or groin, exercising the deep muscles of "the core" may lead to a speedier recovery and reduce the risk of re-injury. The difficulty for many patients is that they are unable to determine if they are recruiting the right muscles or even if these muscles are engaged at all.
Real time ultrasound imaging allows practitioners to view 'the core' muscles of the abdomen, pelvis and pelvic floor as the contraction occurs. This allows an accurate assessment of the quality of contraction and the rate of muscle fatigue.
Ultrasound is non-invasive and completely safe as there is no radiation. If you are suffering from pain that isn't responding to treatment or exercise, ask your practitioner whether exercise guided by RTUS is right for you.
"The best expertise" is CSSM's driving philosophy. Foremost in this philosophy is the understanding that when an injury occurs and you are in pain, finding out what is wrong and what can be done is of the highest priority.
For this reason CSSM is open 7 days a week, with extended hours on weekdays. Ensuring that in most cases we can offer you an appointment with one of our practitioners the same day or certainly within 24hours. Our practitioners are experts in providing detailed examination and diagnosis, then providing treatment quickly and effectively.
For more serious injuries CSSM practitioners can refer for x-ray, MRI or a specialists intervention if the need arises.
Camberwell Sports & Spinal Medicine's philosophy is to provide the best expertise whoever you are, whatever the aim. For those who are pregnant or have recently given birth, the needs are always quite specific to the individual. CSSM has a range of services suitable for your care both during and after your pregnancy.
As health professionals we have your health and the health of your baby as our primary focus. If you have concerns we can communicate with your GP, midwife or obstetrician to ensure that we are providing the most appropriate care for you during this important time.