Welcome to the first blog from BSEMS. We hope to make this a regular occurrence, and a chance to pass on information on what is happening behind the scenes at BSEMS, as well as to provide information on topics provided by our specialists.
Since opening on the 7th April 2010, we have seen hundreds of patients from southeast Queensland with Sports and Exercise medicine issues. The first 5 months have been great, and we look forward to growing and providing a one-stop-shop for Sports Medicine. We have a multidisciplinary team waiting to help wherever we can. Every 1-2 months, we will endeavour to provide a topic of interest on the blog from one of our specialists.
Dr Matt Hislop is joint team physician for the Brisbane Broncos, and looks after the Reds Rugby Academy. The past few months have been a busy time with team cover.
Dr Hislop was also happy to help with the screening and coverage of the two Queensland teams that played the curtain raisers for State of Origin game 2 held at Suncorp. Of course the real achievement of the night was when Queensland won the series for an historic fifth time.
The last few months have been interesting with the Broncos unfortunately falling short and out of finals contention for the first time in 17 years. Darren Lockyer’s rib injury was quite significant, and it is a testament to him that he came close to returning to play. The timing of his injury was incredibly bad for the Broncos, but that is the nature of any sport. The Broncos no doubt are looking forward to some time off, before starting up again for the preseason.
The club rugby finals are on at the moment. It has been good to see many past Reds Rugby Academy members progressing to play Super 14 for the Reds- Poutasi Luafutu, Quade Cooper, Scott Higginbotham, Luke Morahan, and Ben Lucas to name a few. Dr Hislop is proud to be part of the team that helps young and upcoming rugby players in the best Academy programme in the country. His Academy role helps with screening, injury prevention, and management of injuries when they do occur.
Dr Hislop was privileged to be invited to help with medical cover for Everton FC when they completed their successful tour of Down Under in July. Thankfully the game was completed injury free, as the team had to board a flight back to the UK later that evening!
Dr Daelyn Vivers
BSEMS have been happy to welcome Dr Daelyn Vivers who has arrived from Perth recently.
She is settling in well and developing a dedicated patient following.
Dr Vivers is the newly appointed QAS Swimming doctor, and also looks after Water Polo.
She was involved in the coverage of National Short Course Championships at the Sleeman Centre, Chandler in July. Many of the well known Queensland swimmers have gone on to do well at the Pan Pacs Championship recently held in the USA, including Jessica Schipper, Sophie Eddington and Emily Seebohm.
Dr Vivers has recently undertaken a thorough review of exercise induced asthma and its management and is happy to manage any musculoskeletal problem.
At BSEMS we are proud of our world class new rooms, great website, and our multidisciplinary team of specialists. We want to make life easy for our patients, by offering a one-stop shop for Sports and Exercise Medicine. (We do not have physiotherapy on site, but work closely with many of the excellent sports physiotherapists in our area.) Please peruse our website for more information on what each practitioner does. We welcome and value your feedback, both positive and negative.
Best regards until next blog!
Dr Matt Hislop