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

Sometimes sports injuries require more than physiotherapy and that’s where the sports doctor comes in handy.  We treat everything from torn knee ligaments to headaches brought on by exercise. You may also need to see a sports doctor if you have an injury and have some underlying medical condition such as diabetes or hypertension.