The Ballarat OSM Acute Injury Clinic is a unique model of care aimed at providing rapid, expert advice on treating new sporting and other injuries.

While hospital Emergency Departments are excellent at deciding if you need urgent treatment (e.g. surgery for very bad fractures), for most other injuries the treatment options can vary from rest, to rehabilitation, to surgery at some time later. The best course of action is often not easy to determine straight away. Getting the right advice about how to treat your injury is the most important first step in getting better.

When we see you within a few days of your injury, we can assess the severity of the injury, discuss the need for any further scans or tests, and start the decision making about the best way of treating YOUR injury.

We will also start you on a rehabilitation program, with early exercises and treatments to make your recovery as quick and as smooth as possible.

We can also arrange follow-up appointments with our Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician, with our (or your usual) physio, and with the most appropriate surgeons if that is the best course of action.