A NOTE FROM MANAGEMENT
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of the specialised services that our clinic has to offer our patients, and also to thank our patients for choosing us to be involved in your care. Our approach focuses on you, your story, your personal journey and your specific needs. Welcome to the Musculoskeletal Institute, and again, thank you for choosing us!
Musculoskeletal Institute Manager
INTRODUCING OUR NEW FRACTURE CLINIC
Our newly formed Fracture Clinic has now opened, and is accepting patients with suspected fractures or musculoskeletal injuries for assessment, investigation and treatment.
We aim to see all patients presenting to our Fracture Clinic in the shortest time possible, avoiding the lengthy waiting times at the local emergency department.
We provide an all inclusive facility for patients with a potential fracture or musculoskeletal injury. With a referral, patients will be able to access an array of services, including:
- Bulkbilled xray;
- Xray and injury review from our expert orthopaedic team;
- Onsite orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation;
- Casting and splinting performed by our experienced physiotherapist team; and
- Follow up consultations with orthopaedic physician, physiotherapist or nurse as required, with Medicare rebate.
The clinic is available to all patients with private health insurance, Workers Compensation, DVA and self funded.
Our aim is to provide the highest level of streamlined care to ensure patients are seen and treated without lengthy wait times and unnecessary emergency department visits.
The clinic runs Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm.
OUR CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Dr Michael Jamieson is a sport and exercise Physician with 20 years experience with the St George district and Sutherland Shire. He is a former team physician for the Australian Rugby League Club.
Dr Jamieson specialises in workplace health and safety, and the medical treatment of industrial injuries as a consultant to a range of major companies in the resources, waste management and agricultural sectors. Dr Jamieson also manages degenerative conditions in the non-sporting population, focusing on spine, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, elbows and wrists. Dr Jamieson’s speciality areas are:
- Sports injuries;
- Fracture and trauma;
- Occupational medicine; and
- Non-invasive treatment options.
ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES
Our team of Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals. They work in partnership with their patients to assist with rehabilitation and longevity of health and well-being. Using advanced techniques and evidence based care, they asses, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders.
Some of the areas our Physiotherapy team specialise in is women’s health, exercise classes, fracture and trauma injuries, vertigo/vestibular conditions, shockwave therapy, dry needling, cardiac rehabilitation, chronic pain, musculoskeletal conditions, falls prevention, pre and post joint replacement rehabilitation, and exercise prescription.
Our Dietitians can assist with diabetes management, including carbohydrate counting, weight management, childhood obesity, health eating for children over a healthy weight, fussy eating and introduction to solids for toddlers, antenatal care including gestational diabetes, post natal weight loss, food allergies and intolerances, nutritional support pre and post bariatric surgery, and chronic disease management.
MEET DR LEONARD KUO
Dr Leonard Kuo joined the Musculoskeletal Institute this month and is excited to be able to offer his services to patients in the local area. Dr Kuo is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who has been in private practice since 1995. After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1985, he went on to complete his Orthopaedic training on the Sydney AOA Training programme in 1994.
Dr Kuo specialises in surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. His particular sub-speciality interests include joint replacement and athroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder.
We are very excited to have Dr Kuo a part of the team!