Sports Physicians are a highly specialised group, (in fact there’s only about 18 in New Zealand) who are trained in preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to sports or exercise. You will need a referral from your GP or physio to see a Sports Physician.

Every so often sports injuries do require more than physiotherapy and that’s where the sports doctor comes in. The sports doctors treat everything from torn knee ligaments to headaches brought on by exercise, as well as patients who have an injury and an underlying medical condition such as diabetes or hypertension.