Sportsmed Southern Physiotherapy

Sportsmed Southern Physiotherapy is an Invercargill based, ACC- accredited, clinic that is well-known for their quality one-on-one, uninterrupted hands on service they offer every patient, each time they visit. After being established in 2004, Sportsmed is well immersed in the Southland community and is the official physiotherapist for the New Zealand Academy of Sports, Rugby Southland, Southland Stags, Invercargill Netball Centre, Southland Sports Academy as well as a variety of rugby clubs, secondary schools and local businesses. With being located in the centre of the ILT Stadium Southland and surrounded by a multitude of courts and fields, Sportsmed is right in the middle of the action to help the Southland community for all their sporting injuries.

Getting warmed up right on a cold day very important! Stags have been training hard for their first hit out of the season on Thursday night!!

Sportsmed with like to thank the Southland Sharks for another great season. We have enjoyed the opportunity to physio for you again this year. Well done on a great season! Looking forward to next year 👍

It's been a long journey for Sportsmed Southern Physiotherapy working with Team Japan the last 47 days and to finally get to see the boys put all their hard work to the test yesterday and beat Fiji was just reward for a special bunch of players and staff. Bring on Tonga next week in Osaka.

[07/18/19]   Attention to those that use the strapping clinic.

This Saturday the 20th of July is our final strapping clinic for the year, held between 8.30-10am.

See you there.

Awesome few days in Te-Anau on camp with the Southland Stags. Sharpening the antlers for the upcoming Mitre-10 cup. Sportsmed Southern Physio will be working hard to keep the lads on the pitch!!!

Sportsmed are super excited to introduce our newest member to the family, Ishu Bhagat!! Ishu is an experienced physio, having worked both in New Zealand and abroad since 2012. A great addition to our rock star team!!

5 days into physio role with Japan Rugby World Cup Squad. Some pics of the boys working hard during the first of 3 ten day camps. 6 of the ten days involve training morning (8 till 11.30) afternoon (3.30 till 5.30) and evenings (7.30 till 9). 3 half days and one day off. Plenty of niggles for the medical team to keep on top of including our own expertise from Sportsmed Southern Physiotherapy

[06/03/19]   Sportsmed back open normal hours tomorrow! Thanks

[05/30/19]   As some of you may have already seen, unfortunately due to a power outage at the stadium we will be closed today until further notice. We are trying our best to get in touch with all patients that are booked in for today and divert all incoming calls to one of our personal phones. Very sorry for the inconvenience.

Rugby World Cup: Japan's Southland connection grows

Sportsmed's Karl McDonald has just landed a role with the Japan Rugby Team at the upcoming Rugby World Cup. Just goes to show what can be achieved from Invercargill! "To be part of the Japan team while they host the Rugby World Cup is unbelievable.''

Two Southlanders Will Be Plying Their Trade At World Sevens Series What’s on Invers caught up with two Southlanders plying their trade at the highest level on the world stage. Today we talked to current ILT Board member Paddy O’Brien and Sportsmed Southern Physiotherapy’s Karl McDonald before they embark on the final leg of the World Sevens Series in London a...

Great session with a very motivated and receptive Harcourts Real Estate New Zealand Invercargill team. Thanks for inviting me to talk about my experiences and learnings.

Congratulations to Julie Welsh who correctly guessed the birth weight of Cooper Sproat, 8.2lbs! Enjoy the game tonight with Sportsmeds Hayden Sproat providing physiotherapy services.

2 free tickets to watch our very own Sharks play at ILT Stadium Southland on Friday night against the Mike Pero Nelson Giants. First to guess the birth weight of their physiotherapist's Hayden Sproat and Samantha Sproat's cute wee pup Cooper Sproat and you win!!!

Massive congratulations to the big man Bobby Dowling! He has just returned from a mammoth effort at the world sawing championship event in Australia bagging himself the triple crown of Sawing with gold medals in the single hand, double and Jack and Jill making himself one of only 3 people to achieve such a feat!!!!
The team at Sportsmed have been proud to be working alongside Bobby to keep him in tip top shape!!!

Some links to the videos of his finals will be attached below, well worth a watch!

Congratulations Bobby!!!

Sportsmed has been working out of a different office over the last 3 days at the legendary Hong Kong Sevens. We'll be open again at our normal offices at 8.30am Monday so call Sandra if you need an appointment with our top class staff.

Lucky enough to attend a Symposium today in Hong Kong in the build up to the HK Sevens: A Player Welfare Journey: Sports Medical Symposium. Some amazing and inspirational guest speakers including Michael Johnson (4 x Olympic Sprint Champion) and Dr James Robson (long time Scottish and British and Irish Lions Doctor).

We can’t stress enough the importance of ongoing education. We are growing rapidly and when we are so busy it is really important, we stop to acknowledge all the hard work Zoe has done ensuring our new team members are on the path to the SportsMed level of excellence that we set ourselves. Thanks for all your hard work Zoe Rachel Mortemore and a huge welcome to our new SportsMed team members Katie Bromley and Kate Simmonds. Rock stars all of you!!

Its that time of year again although it's feeling to balmy in Invers for winter sports to start! Sportsmed are once again running a strapping clinic at the ILT Stadium Southland from 10 am until 12pm every Saturday. Bring your own tape or pay for what you use as well as a $5 charge. Marist InvercargillSnap Fitness InvercargillWoodlands Rugby Club Supporters PageRugby SouthlandNetball South

Recognise yourself Southland - compassionate, passionate, ambitious

Sportsmed's Karl McDonald had a letter to the editor printed in today's The Southland Times expressing how proud he is to be living and working in Southland- a place which leads the way in innovation, where diversity is celebrated, people genuinely care about each other and a city with some exciting things on the horizon. OPINION: Letter writers on the Wachner Place peace vigil and inner-city development.

It's been a busy 2 weeks in Las Vegas and Vancouver providing Physiotherapy for the match officials on the World Sevens Circuit. Great bunch of very committed athletes these refs and s pleasure to work with. Looking forward to getting home to my family friends and Sportsmed/MFL and Stags patients soon.

Hey Sportsmed Yoga peeps both old and new!! We are taking registrations for our next block of Yoga classes. We have weekly classes beginning Thursday 28 March and ending Thursday May 2nd (with a week off for Anzac Day from 12-1pm and from 6-7pm. Be in quick as classes are limited to 12 people.

Ministers Visit Leaves Community Uncertain – Make Your Submission Now!

Sportmed provide an on site physiotherapy service at SIT and we hear on a regular basis how important SIT are to our communuty. Please take 5 minutes of your day to click on this link and make a submission to the government to stand up for SIT! Both SIT CEO Penny Simmonds and Sir Tim Shadbolt, commented that despite several meetings with the Minister they were left uncertain and devoid of any clarity on proposal. Many of the statements made by the minister went as far as contradicting the proposal discussion document. [adrotate group="4"]....

Stand Up for SIT

Sportsmed are standing up for SIT and we hope our clients do the same......

The Government’s proposal to merge NZ’s ITPs, including SIT, would be catastrophic to Southland’s economy, communities and growth. Let’s Stand Up For SIT!

Hayden and Sam bought their new baby in to see the team at Sportsmed yesterday. Too cute! Congrats to you both and welcome to the Sportsmed family Cooper!!!

Southland Business Leader Slams Education Minister’s Proposal For ITPs

This has far reaching effects for Southland and our community. Sportsmed engages daily with the Southland community - particularly our proud Southland sports community... and we need to make noise. Like we do in our own small way SIT supports Southland sports in so many ways, not to mention their major financial support of the SIT sponsored Stags, SIT sponsored Steel and SIT sponsored Sharks. Get in behind this Southland people, we are all affected 👊 Carla Forbes, creative director and owner of Invercargill marketing and communications consultancy Market South, former President of the Southland Chamber of Commerce and business leader, is incredulous at the Government’s proposal to merge 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) aroun...

World Rugby Sevens on Twitter

Sportsmeds Karl McDonald is travelling the globe working with the World 7s referees as their physio/conditioning coach. Have a look at this small clip that shows how much work they do to stay at the top of their game. Karl apologises to all the referees and touch judges he has given unwanted advice to on the sideline in the past!!!

“Sevens uncovered: 'Why would you want to be a referee?'. Go behind the scenes with the refs of our game and find out what life's like on the sevens series #Sydney7s #HSBC7s”

Hayden was busy volunteering his time last weekend providing physiotherapy services for the Blair Vinning Trust fundraiser in Winton and has been busy this weekend setting up Snap Fitness in their new location. Sportsmed would like to wish Hayden and his Snap Fitness business partners all the best in their amazing new facility.

Yoga and Pilates are proven to have huge positive effects on both the physical and mental aspects of your well being. Sportsmed classes are starting soon. They are in 6 week blocks. This terms class times are....
Yoga 1: Monday 4th Feb - 11th March 9.30 am and 12pm
Yoga 2: Thursday 7th Feb -14th March 12pm
Pilates 1: Tuesday 19th Feb - 26th March 9.30 am
Phone 03 2173420 for further details or to book yourself in before places sell out!!!

Did you make a New Years resolution to be kind to yourself and look after yourself physically and mentally? Yoga and Pilates are proven to have huge positive effects on both aspects of your well being. Standby for the dates and times of Sportsmed's 2019 classes to be released on fb next week. Committing to one class a week is an excellent way to get your NY resolutions on track!👊💪

[01/03/19]   Happy New Year to all of our Sportsmed followers. Our team have all had a great break over festive season and are feeling refreshed and ready for a big year! We re-open on Monday 7th so be sure to phone for an appointment so that you can hit the ground running in 2019

From Dubai to Capetown and finally Osaka. ...Sportsmed Southern Physiotherapy have been busy consulting around the globe in December. It's been a privelege to share our experience and knowledge with other therapists around the world whilst at the same time learning how things are done elsewhere. Book in now to have your aches and injuries treated by the sought after team at Sportsmed.

Sportsmed Southern Physio have been taking our expertise international once again! The last 2 weeks we've been looking after the World 7s Referees in Dubai and Capetown. We've been providing our Physiotherapy, Rehab, Prehab and Strength and Conditioning expertise to the world's best 7s referees. You can tap into our world class expertise by phoning 03 2173420 to make an appointment today!

Sportsmed Yoga and Pilates classes continuing Feb 2019. Ring 03 2173420 or email [email protected] for details. Great Christmas present for someone and great to treat yourself with a block course of Yoga or Pilates which is fantastic for mind, body and spirit. Be in quick- limited spots available and they will go fast!

'Yoga should be on the school curriculum'

Sportsmed yoga are half way through their first yoga block and everyone is loving the sessions with our instructor Michele Horwood. We have a wide range of people who are getting the many benefits of yoga. Make sure you watch this space and book early for next year's Yoga and Pilates classes. Because of the many health benefits for teens, a UK school has timetabled yoga into the school day.

Sportsmed Southern Physiotherapy doing some consultancy work in Japan with Docomo Red Hurricanes.

Due to feedback and demand we would like to announce that we will also be running a lunch time (12-1pm) Sportsmed Yoga block at the ILT Stadium Southland for 6 Monday's from 5th November to 10th December. Places are restricted to 12 so phone up (03 2173420) now to book your spot in our Yoga classes. Please share with your friends who you think might be interested!

Maintaining mobility is such an important part of living a healthy and full life. We are absolutley thrilled to be launching Sportsmed Yoga. A beginners block is commencing Monday 5th November at 9.30am at ILT Stadium Southland and continuing for 6 weeks. Cost $120 We will have small class sizes to ensure personalised instruction so get in quick! Phone 03 2173420 or pm us to book your spot!

Another rugby season finished for the sportsmed crew and another thousand rolls of tape used on this guy and many others like him. Looking forward to the summer months now before we wind into another season. Come in and see the team for all your aches and pains over the summer months.

[10/06/18]   Sportsmed friends and family. Great GIVEAWAY offer. We have predicted a score for tomorrow's game Stags v BoP. Closest to our predicted score wins 3 tickets to join Sportsmed staff in a box with drinks and food to watch the game tomorrow. Winner announced 10 am game day. Share with your friends.

Sportsmed Southern Physiotherapy are proud to be associated with these guys Rugby Southland Southland Stags who have never stopped competing and working hard for each other all season. Like if you think that this Sunday is going to be the day the boys get a well deserved W! Boys had a heroes and villians gym session this morning. WOW!
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We are proudly family friendly... and today it looks like our creative kids corner not just for the little ones - this young man quite liked the SportsMed creative tasks too.

[08/16/18]   Congratulations to Jeremy Tyler who has won the 2 grandstand tickets to the Southland Stags big opening match against Hawkes Bay on Sunday. Dave Hewitt (22 tests fir the ABs) drew his name out of the hat. Thanks to everyone who entered. Have a great weekend. Go the Stags!!!

Like and Share this post as well as answer the question correctly to go in to the draw to win 2 tickets to join Andrew Mackintosh and Karl McDonald who will both be sideline to watch the Stags open their season against Hawkes Bay on Sunday.
Question: How many test matches did Stags coach Dave Hewett play for the All Blacks ?

Basketball to Rugby Sevens Keep Sportmeds McDonald & Sproat Busy

Sportsmed Southern Physio is at it once again!! This time it is Hayden Sproat making a splash on the international stage!! Go you good thing Sproaty and all the best!! It’s been an exciting month for Southland physiotherapist clinic Sportsmed Physio as it continues to demonstrate its elite excellence among the sporting community. Physiotherapist to the Southland Sharks basketball team Hayden Sproat has barely had time to catch his breath on the back of the Shark...

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Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
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