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Sydney East Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

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Who We Are

Sydney East Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics (SESMO) is proud to deliver a first class Sports Medicine Clinic in the heart of Sydney's rejuvenated Double Bay, as part of the voguish Woolworths and Kiaora Lands Redevelopment. SESMO's industry leading physicians and practitioners will service your every need, ensuring your well being is professionally planned, presenting a treatment pathway for life's challenges.

Our Mission

SESMO’s mission is to establish an industry leading sports medicine clinic, servicing the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. SESMO patients include, but not limited to, general population, elite and armature athletes, enabling active people to remain active throughout their life, for life. To deliver this to patients, SESMO provides an environment that promotes excellence amongst our practitioners..

Our Expertise in Sports

SESMO’s team offers diverse experience and qualifications in athletic excellence. SESMO prides itself on providing a pathway of planning and treatment from a range of specialists. Through evidence based research, education and team associations, SESMO practitioners have developed an understanding of the demands of their patients.

What we do:

SESMO’s sole reason for operation, is to provide excellence in patient care and planning of injuries and planning for physical and mental activity, regardless of age and ability.

Our specialists will help you with

  • - Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • - Sports Physicians
  • - Exercise Physiology
  • - Podiatry
  • - Performance Psychology
  • - Physiotherapy
  • - Nutrition
  • - Massage

Meet Our Team

SESMO’s Team prides itself on providing industry leading practitioners with leading technical and medical skills, surrounded by a passion for patient care and injury management. SESMO is a vast and all-encompassing clinic, servicing sports and general life injuries and work place injury management.

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Dr Bu Balalla

Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon

Dr Buddhika Balalla is an Australian-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, who specialises in all aspects of knee surgery including arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery, single and multi-ligament reconstruction, patellofemoral (kneecap) surgery, partial and total knee replacement, revision knee replacement and computer assisted surgery. He has experience in all types of ligament grafts, including autografts (from the patient's own body), allografts (from a donor), and synthetic ligaments such as LARS.

Dr Balalla grew up in Sydney, attended Sydney Boys High School and subsequently studied medicine at the University of New South Wales. After graduating in 2001, he completed his internship and residency at St George and Sutherland Hospitals.

In 2003 he was selected for Basic Surgical Training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), and in 2007 he was selected for the RACS/Australian Orthopaedic Association Advanced Training Program in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr Balalla completed his specialist orthopaedic training in 2010, gaining him Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

In 2011, he completed a fellowship with Sydney Knee Specialists focusing on knee arthroscopy, knee replacement, ligament reconstruction, and cartilage transplantation.

In early 2012, Dr Balalla completed a second knee fellowship at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol UK. He worked with Mr Andrew Porteous, a highly respected revision arthroplasty specialist, and Mr Jonathan Eldridge, a world-leading specialist in patellofemoral surgery. Dr Balalla received training in investigating and treating problematic knee replacements, and on the treatment of patellofemoral instability.

Dr Balalla has visited Dr Freddie Fu, a world leader in orthopaedic knee surgery in Pittsburgh USA, to observe alternative techniques in ACL reconstruction surgery, such as quadriceps tendon graft harvest, and double bundle ACL reconstruction.

Dr Balalla has also travelled to Ghent in Belgium to visit Professor Rene Verdonk, one of Europe's foremost authorities on knee surgery to gain experience in meniscal transplantation and multiligament reconstruction.

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Dr Gordon Slater

Orthopedic Foot &
Ankle Surgeon

Dr Buddhika Balalla is an Australian-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, who specialises in all aspects of knee surgery including arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery, single and multi-ligament reconstruction, patellofemoral (kneecap) surgery, partial and total knee replacement, revision knee replacement and computer assisted surgery. He has experience in all types of ligament grafts, including autografts (from the patient's own body), allografts (from a donor), and synthetic ligaments such as LARS.

Dr Balalla grew up in Sydney, attended Sydney Boys High School and subsequently studied medicine at the University of New South Wales. After graduating in 2001, he completed his internship and residency at St George and Sutherland Hospitals.

In 2003 he was selected for Basic Surgical Training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), and in 2007 he was selected for the RACS/Australian Orthopaedic Association Advanced Training Program in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr Balalla completed his specialist orthopaedic training in 2010, gaining him Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

In 2011, he completed a fellowship with Sydney Knee Specialists focusing on knee arthroscopy, knee replacement, ligament reconstruction, and cartilage transplantation.

In early 2012, Dr Balalla completed a second knee fellowship at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol UK. He worked with Mr Andrew Porteous, a highly respected revision arthroplasty specialist, and Mr Jonathan Eldridge, a world-leading specialist in patellofemoral surgery. Dr Balalla received training in investigating and treating problematic knee replacements, and on the treatment of patellofemoral instability.

Dr Balalla has visited Dr Freddie Fu, a world leader in orthopaedic knee surgery in Pittsburgh USA, to observe alternative techniques in ACL reconstruction surgery, such as quadriceps tendon graft harvest, and double bundle ACL reconstruction.

Dr Balalla has also travelled to Ghent in Belgium to visit Professor Rene Verdonk, one of Europe's foremost authorities on knee surgery to gain experience in meniscal transplantation and multiligament reconstruction.

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Dr Kalman Piper

Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

Dr Kalman Piper is an Australian trained orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in shoulder surgery. He was born in Brisbane and graduated from medical school at the University of Queensland. He then moved to Sydney and completed his residency and orthopaedic training in New South Wales. He is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr Piper is a member of the Royal Australian Navy Medical Specialist Reserve.

During his training he developed a special interest in shoulder surgery and completed additional fellowship training in shoulder, hand and sports surgery with Dr's Chris Roberts, Kevin Woods and Rob Creer in Canberra. In addition, he trained for a year in Annecy, France with Dr Laurent Lafosse, one of the world's renowned shoulder surgeons and pioneer of the Arthroscopic Latarjet Procedure, Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacement and arthroscopic nerve release around the shoulder. The experience he gained in France is unmatched anywhere in the world, and has allowed him to master new and innovative techniques that he can introduce to Australia. Also, while in France, Dr Piper was an instructor at Dr Lafosse's advanced shoulder arthroscopy workshops.

His area of expertise is in the following surgeries of the shoulder:

  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair.
  • Arthroscopic Surgery for Shoulder Instability.
  • The Arthroscopic Latarjet Procedure.
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacement.
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement for Massive Rotator Cuff Repair.
  • Arthroscopic Treatment for Nerve Conditions of the Shoulder.
  • Trauma surgery of the shoulder including complex fractures and tendon tears.

In addition to the formal fellowship training Dr Piper has attended frequent international orthopaedic meetings and advanced training courses in Shoulder Surgery:

  • The International Congress on Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Edinburgh, UK
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), Oslo, Norway
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Nice Shoulder Course, Nice, France
  • San Diego Shoulder Course, San Diego, USA
  • Arthrex Shoulder Masters Course, Las Vegas, USA
  • Annecy Live Surgery Conference, Annecy, France.

Dr Piper has contributed to many research articles in shoulder surgery, and co-authored a book chapter on Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacement in a prominent orthopaedic textbook. He has a strong interest in clinical research and continues to contribute to orthopaedic science with the development of a clinical database to analyse clinical outcomes from surgery. He has been appointed an honorary position as clinical lecturer at the Macquarie University and is extensively involved with the teaching and training of scholars enrolled in the Masters of Advanced Surgery at the University.

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Dr Eli Olschewski

Hip, Knee and shoulder Surgeon

 

Dr Olschewski specializes in hip, knee and shoulder surgery, including sports medicine, primary and revision joint replacement surgery, and trauma. He has a special interest in using minimally invasive, computer assisted and laser guided surgical techniques to optimise his patients’ outcomes.

Dr Olschewski completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, in 1993 before graduating from medical school at the University of Toronto in 1997. He was then accepted into Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Calgary where he was Chief Resident when he completed his training in 2002. During that time he won several awards, including the Award of Merit for Residents in Surgery. Subsequent to this, Dr Olschewski completed subspecialty orthopaedic fellowships at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, The Sydney Shoulder Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and the Whitlam Joint Centre in Sydney, where he refined his skills in hip, knee and shoulder reconstruction. These fellowships provided opportunities to work with world renowned surgeons and learn state of the art techniques.

Dr Olschewski is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and is actively involved in the training of Orthopaedic Registrars and the teaching of medical students. He has co-authored research articles in peer reviewed arthroplasty, trauma and surgical journals. He has presented at local, national and international meetings. . He was an invited guest on the television show “DYK?” (“Did You Know?”), in Massachusetts, U.S.A. where he discussed current orthopaedic topics. He maintains an interest in clinical research.

Dr Olschewski is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a member of the AO Trauma Association.

Dr Olschewski practised orthopaedic surgery in suburban Boston, U.S.A., before returning to Sydney to be close to family. He is married with 3 children. When not working, he enjoys coaching children’s soccer, having previously played for the Calgary Eagles, of the Alberta Major Soccer League in Canada.

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Dr Kevin Boundy

Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician

Dr Boundy graduated from Flinders University in 1985, but his studies in Sports Medicine had begun before then. In his last year of medicine he spent over three months studying Sports Medicine, first at Lennox Hill Sports Medicine Centre in New York, and then at the Children's Hospital in Boston, finishing the term as part of the Boston Marathon Medical Team.

On graduating Dr Boundy joined the Navy, spending time on surface ships, in submarines, and as the Senior Surgical Officer in the Naval Hospital at HMAS Penguin. After being promoted to Lieutenant Commander he was made Officer In Charge of the Royal Australian Navy's School of Underwater Medicine, which included being the medical director of the Navy's Sydney based Hyperbaric Unit. During this period Dr Boundy also qualified as a Navy Diver.

On leaving the Navy Dr Boundy entered full time Sports Medicine working initially as a Medical Director at Sydney Sports Medicine Centre. Throughout this period, apart from providing assistance to a range of NSWIS teams he was the doctor for the Australian Paralympic Ski Team, travelling to two Winter Paralympic Games and two World Cup tours with the team. He was also one of three doctors and the only Sports and Exercise Physician to be a part of the Australian Paralympic Team for Sydney 2000. He was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his services to Athletes with Disabilities. In 2003 he opened Nepean Specialist Sports Medicine at the foot of the Blue Mountains.

His further studies have included a Graduate Diploma in Exercise and Sports Science (Syd) and a Masters of Sports Medicine at the Australian Institute of Sport. In 2005 he obtained Fellowship of the Australaian College of Sports Physicians. Dr. Kevin Boundy is the first physician in Australia to offer the Regenexx family of Stem Cell Procedures and Blood Platelet Procedures for joint injuries and arthritis.

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Dr Masi Njawaya

Sports Physician Registrar

Dr Masi Njawaya is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Doctor. She is a Senior Registrar of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians in her final year of training. A REFERRAL IS NOT REQUIRED.

Dr Masi has a particular interest in Paediatric and Adolescent Sports and Exercise Medicine. This encompasses looking after young sports people with Musculoskeletal Injuries as well as providing comprehensive Concussion Care.

Dr Masi Njawaya is currently the doctor for Athletics Australia looking after the National Junior team. She has recently travelled with the team to Colombia for the World Youth Championships. Her previous appointments include: team doctor for a variety of rugby league and union teams (Sydney University FC Colts, Eastern Suburbs RUFC, Mounties RLFC, North Sydney Bears RLFC); Football ( A- & W-League); International Tennis events; AFL; Endurance events and Boxing.

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Dr Maxine Szramka

MBBS Hons 1 B
Med Sc FRACP

A long-term resident of the eastern suburbs of Sydney Maxine is thrilled to join the team at SESMO in the community hub of Double Bay. A Rheumatologist with a wealth of experience and expertise she brings her great enthusiasm for patient care and team work to SESMO.

 

Maxine loves to treat all Rheumatology conditions. She has a particular interest in the treatment of all forms of arthritis including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, Seronegative Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Gout!

 

Maxine is active in her professional field, lecturing in Rheumatology and providing public educational seminars in Rheumatology. She has an ability to take the complex and make it simple and accessible for all ­– and fun. She loves to empower people in their health care and her philosophy stems from the understanding that at its core health care is about care for people.

 

Maxine is actively engaged in research in the field of Rheumatology and has been published in the scientific literature. She is on the peer review panel of an international scientific journal and involved in her professional field in multiple areas to contribute to improving the delivery of health care for all. She attends many meetings and conferences each year to stay ahead of the trend to make sure that her patients get the best possible care and advice.

 

Maxine loves to provide educational information to empower people in their own knowledge and understanding. To this end she has a Rheumatology blog on her website drmaxineszramka.com and has simple information on common Rheumatology conditions.

 

Maxine loves taking the time to personalize treatment regimes for each person, working in partnership with her patients and she looks forward to helping you with your healthcare needs.

You can read more about Maxine here

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Ryan Salter

Physiotherapist

 

Ryan graduated from B. Physiotherapy course at The University of QLD in 2003. He began his career working in a large Sports Medicine Clinic "Allsports" and assisted in servicing professional sports teams such as the Brisbane Roar. During his first 3 years he also gained experience as the Physiotherapist for the QLD Lions Junior Football Club and Souths Rugby Union Club.

Ryan then moved abroad to the UK and worked as a Senior Physiotherapist in London's premier hospitals, Guys and St Thomas' and The Royal Free. His career continued to specialize in musculoskeletal outpatients and post-surgical rehabilitation. He was actively involved in managing athletes competing in the London Marathon and was the touring Physio for UK based pop bands McFly and McBusted.

Upon returning to Australia Ryan settled in Coogee, and has been working as a Clinical Specialist at Wolper Jewish Hospital in the post-surgical Outpatient Department. He also runs a private home visit business and is Club Physiotherapist to the Point Piper Royal Motor Yacht Club.

Ryan has continued his professional development by completing courses in Advanced Dry Needling, Real-time Ultrasound Assessment, Pilates and various sports and rehabilitation specific courses. For the last 3 years he has adopted assessment and treatment principles taught by world renowned presenter Dr. Linda Joy Lee, in her Integrated Systems Model. He believes in thorough functional assessment of the whole body as a kinetic chain and treatment involving manual therapy and functional sport specific exercise programs. Ryan has particular interest in sports injury, low back pain and pelvis and thoracic driven dysfunctions.

When Ryan isn't at work he will most likely be in the ocean, be it surfing, fishing or ocean swimming or alternatively attempting to keep the ball on the fairway at The Coast! Ryan's other passion lies as an active hobbyist in breeding and racing thoroughbred racehorses.

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Doireann Murtagh

Physiotherapist

 

Since graduating from Trinity College in Dublin ,Doireann has gained extensive experience working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in various settings.

Shortly after graduating she relocated to Singapore for two years. The experience she gained working in a premier sports rehab department lead to her embarking on a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2011 at Trinity College Dublin.

Since then she has worked in private practices both in Ireland and in Sydney and her areas of interest include :

- Running related and overuse injuries

- Acute knee injuries

- Chronic Back Pain

Doireann has a keen interest in all sports. Her personal interests include middle to long distance running, Pilates, Yoga and social Oztag. Currently, she works during the day as a clinical specialist in the out-patient department of Wolper Hospital, but she is available for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday appointments at Limitless.

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Janine Vargas

Senior Physiotherapist /Clinical Pilates Instructor

Janine is passionate about physical activity in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.  She currently works at Wolper Jewish Hospital assisting people to regain mobility and function after orthopaedic surgeries and musculoskeletal injuries. Prior to this, Janine has worked as a research physiotherapist for 7 years at the University of Sydney conducting studies on physical activity after brain injury. Janine is a Qualified Polestar Pilates Practitioner in Rehabilitation and has since deepened her interest in using Pilates in the rehabilitation of spinal injuries and neurological conditions.  Janine strongly believes that a healthy body forms the basis of a healthy mind, and that practicing Pilates is an efficient and scientifically proven form of exercise to increase strength and stability, decrease pain and consequently improve general health. On a personal level, she participated in gymnastics, skating and indoor volleyball tournaments for 10 years and currently enjoys practicing Pilates, bushwalking and beach volleyball. She plans to continue her professional learning in 2016 by further exploring the benefits of Pilates in rehabilitation and general wellbeing.    

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Stuart Cox

Senior Physiotherapist /Clinical Pilates Instructor

A Physiotherapist since 2001, Stuart has a unique set of skills that apply to musculoskeletal medicine. Being a graduate of the renowned University of Queensland Physiotherapy School, Stuart is a strong manual and manipulative practitioner. In addition to this he has been teaching Pilates since 2009, training with Dance Medicine Australia and Polestar Pilates in Sydney and Los Angeles. More recently has added to his experience by working at Wolper Jewish Hospital in the post-surgical outpatient department. He is a passionate athlete having played Premier Rugby for Brothers in Brisbane, but now prefers to practise Pilates, Yoga or surfing. Stuart believes that Pilates is the most beneficial tool he has gained as a therapist, and it is the balance of this in conjunction with manual therapy that gives the best outcomes. Outside of physical pursuits, you can expect to see Stuart delving into his other passion of entertainment. Whether it is singing, acting, writing or producing he always has a project to let the creative juices flow.

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Erin Lorenzini-Todd

Principle Podiatrist / Sports Injury & Pain Management

Erin Todd, Sydney East Podiatry’s principle podiatrist, founded Sydney East Podiatry in 2011.

The focus on sports podiatry stems from Erin’s history as a professional athlete. Erin represented her home state of Victoria before progressing to the WNBL and representing the Australian Under 21 team. Erin played professionally for 8 years in the WNBL.

Sydney East Podiatry was founded with a vision to provide excellence in the service of lower limb injury care.

Erin graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from The University of Newcastle in 2009. Combining a passion for sports podiatry and assisting patients return to physical activity from lower limb pain, Erin decided to design and implement a comprehensive Sports Medicine Clinic in the heart of Double Bay, Sydney East Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics (SESMO). Erin is the Owner & Director of SESMO.

Erin’s journey and experience in junior representative and professional sports, certainly aided in her drive to establish the clinic of choice in the Eastern Suburbs.

SESMO is proud to deliver a first class Sports Medicine Clinic in the heart of Sydney's rejuvenated Double Bay, as part of the voguish Woolworths and Kiaora Lands Redevelopment. SESMO's industry leading physicians and practitioners will service your every need, ensuring your well being is professionally planned, presenting a treatment pathway for life's challenges.

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Shannon Hurvitz

Podiatrist / Sports and General Podiatry

Shannon Hurvitz is an Australian-educated, South African born podiatrist recently graduating from a Bachelor of Medical Science with a Masters in Podiatric Medicine from Western Sydney University. Prior to joining the SESMO team, Shannon served as trainee at clinics in Geelong and Condoblin, and various public & private clinics across Sydney.

Shannon grew up in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, attending Moriah College from primary through to high school.

Shannon is an avid Roosters & Waratahs supporter and generally enjoys sports of all kind, particularly basketball, both rugby codes and soccer.

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John Quinn

Sport Science

John's career has spanned more than 25 years. He has worked with many of Australia's leading athletes and coaches across sports as diverse as track and field, swimming, AFL, rugby league, tennis, cricket and soccer. Just a few of John's accomplishments include:

  • Team coach for the Australian track and field team at the Sydney Olympic Games
  • Head fitness coach and High Performance Manager for Essendon Football Club (AFL)
  • Australian fitness coach for two International Rules Series (AFL)
  • Head Conditioner with the Socceroos in 2006 in a friendly competition in Kuwait
  • High Performance Coach for AFL All Stars Team
  • Strength and Conditioning coach in the Indian Cricket League
  • Sport Science & Medicine Manager GWS Giants

Highly regarded in the sport and fitness industry, John's involvement with some of Australia's most elite sports people has made his expertise highly sought-after by both sporting teams and businesses alike - looking to find a unique insight into elite performance.

John's Qualifications Include:

  • Sport Science degree, University of New South Wales
  • Master of Science and Technology OHS, University of New South Wales
  • Member of the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
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Emma Schibrowski

Massage Therapist

Emma Schibrowski, a leading sports and remedial massage therapist. Emma established

Fusion Massage

over 14 years ago, based on a genuine endeavor and passion to increase individual's health and wellbeing through massage techniques. She holds a Bachelor of Education in Human Movement and Health Education

Emma has established a team of highly professional and accredited therapists who share her passion to help others gain an overall rejuvenated sense of wellness. They are dedicated to enhancing individual performance, preventing injury, and helping clients' bodies achieve the rest, recuperation and relaxation needed for optimal performance and wellbeing.

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therapists are committed to ongoing training and learning to ensure they remain up-to-date with the latest techniques, to remain at the forefront of massage and wellness innovation.

They have worked alongside some of Australia's elite athletes and sporting teams as well as individuals such as professional cyclists, rugby league players and other high profile clients.

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Edwina Ekins

Nutritionist

Edwina Ekins is a qualified Nutritionist with a passion and focus on sport – particularly teenage athletes.

Edwina has worked in Nutrition roles at both the Mater Hospital and Macquarie University hospital and is currently studying a Masters in Nutrition through Deakin University.

Edwina currently works in her Frenchs Forest practice with a number of teenage individuals competing at both amateur, state and national level in swimming, water polo, skiing, rowing, rugby, soccer, track and field athletics, hockey, mini ironman, basketball, equestrian , CrossFit and even professional motor cross.

Edwina supports the teenage athletes via individual bio-impedance analysis, training and competition day plans. She is also passionate about educating teenage athletes to eat “real food” and develop healthy eating habits. Her long term aim is to empower teenagers to manage their own food choices and nutrition strategies for life after school.

Edwina has two teenagers herself currently playing too many sports. Edwina has also grown up playing many different sports. As a junior Edwina was an elite gymnast and a member of the NSW gymnastics team. After retiring from gymnastics, Edwina played and competed in a number of sports at school and university including hockey, athletics, soccer, skiing and tennis.

More recently Edwina has taken up endurance running. In the last 5 years Edwina has competed in 10 different ½ marathons around Australia, the New York Marathon, Oxfam (100km), Coast Trek (50km), Routeburn race in NZ (38K) and the Noosa Triathlon.

Edwina’s interest outside of work is eating delicious fresh food!.

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Zee Stadium

Massage Therapist

Zee is incredibly passionate about his clients, ensuring their quality of life is enhanced through a combination of using a range of massage techniques and his knowledge of the human body. His experience and ability to develop a massage plan for each individual, using a holistic approach, gives him outstanding results.

Zee has worked with elite sporting teams and individual clients. He is very sensitive, caring and confident with his treatments. Zee specialises in trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, pregnancy massage, reflexology and myofascial release. He definitely goes the extra mile, to ensure he provides the most satisfying, professional and positive treatment outcomes possible.



    QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Advance Diploma in Energy Psychotherapy
  • Certified Integrative Psychotherapy


  • SPECIALTIES

  • Soft Tissue Management
  • Sport Massage
  • Clinical Reflexology
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Lymphatic/Odema Drainage Massage
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Lydia Kim

Massage Therapist

Lydia has more than eight years experience in the massage industry, and brings a keen interest in oriental medicine to her approach to treatment and healing.

Passionate about the body and mind, Lydia is always learning about the connections between the physical and emotional states of the human body. One of her lines of expertise is using massage as an additional tool for clients with anxiety and depression, fibromyalgia and chronic pain.  She also understands how manual therapy helps healing, and the best massage approach for each sport or other physical activity.



    QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • Foot Reflexology 


  • SPECIALTIES

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Oriental Medicine Massage

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WILL BARROS

Massage Therapist

Will is an experienced sports, remedial massage therapist and personal trainer. Passionate about his client’s well being he enjoys to support and co-work with them in an atmosphere that includes massage, exercises and stretches, always focusing in the client needs.

Works in Aroma Therapy, Chinese Massage Techniques, Zen Shiatsu, Pregnancy Massage, Swedish Massage, Craniosacral, Myosfacial release and Cupping. Will also believes regular massages create a healthy balance between body and mind. Improving the daily life style and sports performance, manage the stress level and gives an energy boosting.



    QUALIFICATIONS

  • Cert III and IV of Fitness
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy 


  • SPECIALTIES

  • Sports and Remedial Massage
  • Personal Trainer
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Myofascial Release

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Elizabeth Johnson

Massage Therapist

Elizabeth is a vastly experienced massage therapist with a background in sports rehabilitation and physiotherapy, and brings valuable knowledge from her previous roles as a gym instructor and personal trainer.

She is passionate about assisting her clients with soft tissue management, recovery and treatment skills she developed while working with the Australia and England rugby league teams, Halifax RLFC and the Royal Air Force. Elizabeth is also experienced in orthopedics, MSK, neuro/stroke and medical physiotherapy.



    QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage


  • SPECIALTIES

  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • PhysiotherapySoft Tissue Management

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Our Culture

With great boldness, integrity and care – SESMO embraces its responsibility to service the Eastern Suburbs community with leading Sports Medicine Services. SESMO Patients are the fabric of our business, their experience is our motivation and a source of evolution as a team.

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Our Services Sydney East Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics is the leading all-encompassing sports medical clinic in Sydney. SESMO will find a solution or development a management plan with you for your injuries, pain and mobility.

Orthopaedics

The SESMO Orthopaedics Team includes specialist surgeons for the Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Foot & Ankle.

Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists treat musculoskeletal injuries arising from muscles and joints. The SESMO physiotherapy team (Limitless Physiotherapy) have extensive experience with general population and athletes. Pain or injury can be managed and treated within the physiotherapy department.

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Sports physicians

Sports & Exercise Physicians have extensive experience in Sports Medicine. Services provided include the diagnosis and management of all musculoskeletal problems as well as medical problems associated with sport. Long and short term injury and pain, and complex pain can be managed by the SESMO Sports Physician team.

Podiatry

Sydney East Podiatry services the general population, athletes and aged care services. Lower limb, injury and pain management are some of the key area’s of expertise.

Massage

Fusion Massage at SESMO offers remedial, sports and relaxation massage services. The SESMO Massage Team prides itself on providing high quality massage services to individuals, sporting teams, elite athletes and corporate organisations.

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Performance Psychology

Psychology services at SESMO work with individuals across a broad spectrum, ranging from assessment, diagnosis and treatment for mental health issues, to performance coaching for those looking to excel in sport, arts, academics and business.

Nutrition

Dietitians function as essential members of the SESMO team using evidence based practice guidelines to provide comprehensive nutrition care and education aimed towards the prevention of malnutrition, improving nutritional status and therapeutic management of many chronic diseases and conditions.

Exercise Physiology

John Quinn is widely considered a leader in Exercise Physiology in both the general population and professional sports world. Exercise physiologists are qualified allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of disease and injury. Exercise Physiologists design and facilitate exercise programs, including weight management, balance, strength and conditioning as well as disease specific programs.

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OUR CLINIC SESMO is a purpose built sports medicine clinic in Double Bay. SESMO’s state of the art fit out and leading practitioners are the most elite and professional in the sports medicine field. Everyone is welcome to come in, visit, and say hello!

WE SEE PATIENTS FOR:

  • Sports injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Overuse injuries
  • Chronic injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Biomechanical assessment
  • Lower limb gait assessment
  • Second opinions
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Exercise prescription
  • Performance improvement
  • Medico-Legal reports
  • Hand therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Joint and soft tissue injections
  • Musculo-skeletal or pre-participation screenings
  • Customised prescription of flexible foot orthoses
  • Stretching and strengthening programs
  • Medical sports medicine issues such as weight loss, fatigue and exercise induced asthma
  • Clinical pilates as rehab, exercise or performance improvement
  • Comprehensive assessment including referral for MRI, CT scans, Ultrasound and radiographs

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