A number of SmartClinics Doctors have completed additional studies and training in the areas of Addition Medicine, Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Minor Trauma (Emergency Medicine).
Addiction medicine & pain management
Our addiction medicine & pain management clinic at SmartClinics Annerley assesses and treats the following conditions:
- Chronic pain conditions
- Persistent non-malignant pain
- Prescription drug dependence eg. opiates, benzodiazepines
- Heroin dependence
- Solvent abuse
- Amphetamine dependence
- Hallucinogen abuse
- Marijuana dependence
- Alcohol abuse
- Gambling addiction
All information you provide during your consultations with our doctors, and any registration processes, is completely confidential. For bookings at SmartClinics Addiction Medicine & Pain Management Clinic, please call the clinic directly on (07) 3848 9299 or click here for more information.
Sports medicine, which is sometimes referred to as sport and exercise medicine (SEM), deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. SmartClinics’ Doctors who have specialised training or a special interest in sports medicine can treat injuries such as muscle, ligament, and tendon and bone problems. They may also advise on managing and preventing injuries or treat illnesses that can affect physical performance, such as asthma and diabetes.
Musculoskeletal medicine addresses pain in the muscles, bones, ligaments and joints. It involves the non-surgical treatment of varied conditions like back pain, neck pain, (both acute and chronic), trigger points, pain associated with arthritis, whiplash injuries, sports injuries, disc and nerve pain. A number of SmartClinics Doctors have a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine and can recommend various non-invasive therapies to manage pain and dysfunction as opposed to carrying out surgical procedures or operations.
Occupational medicine takes a preventative approach to health and safety in the workplace by looking at how a work environment can affect a person’s health, and how a person’s health can affect their work. SmartClinics Doctors with a special interest in occupational medicine may assist patients with a number of work-related health issues. This includes advising about workplace safety and the prevention of occupational injuries and disease, assessing fitness for work and helping to rehabilitate those who have suffered injury or sickness back into work.
Emergency medicine is a specialised area of medicine that involves caring for patients who are experiencing illness or injuries requiring immediate medical attention. Some of SmartClinics’ General Practitioners have undergone advanced training and studies with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (FACEM) enabling them to work as an emergency physician.