Military Medicine

Qsportsmedicine Military Rehabilitation Medicine

Navy serviceman holding dumbell weight above his head
Navy serviceman holding dumbell weight above his head

Qsports is a multidisciplinary medical practice and is Queensland’s largest specialist sports medicine practice. Sports medicine aims to treat, diagnose and rehabilitate all active individuals, as well as provide exercise programs for health and chronic disease. In 2009, Sports Physicians were granted specialist recognition, and now play an increasing role in the provision of military medical services. Qsports is now Queensland’s largest private independent provider of military medicine and one of the largest in the country (source Medibank Private). Our specialists work closely with military doctors at all of South East Queensland’s military bases and understand the physical and psychological requirements of serving and discharging members.

Qsports liaises with post discharge military rehabilitation programs (eg DVA), and provides a military podiatry service (Mr Anthony Cox), specialising in overuse problems, biomechanics, injury prevention, orthotics and military footwear.

Qsports aims to provide a priority service to the serving military, and treats personnel similar to athletes with personalised injury prevention, diagnosis, accelerated rehabilitation and advice.

The Sports Physicians at Qsports have provided on-site educational meetings to military medical personnel at both RAAF Amberley and the Enoggera Military Barracks.

Qsports specialists have an excellent understanding of the physical requirements of the Australian military, and how these relate to different forces and corps. We often provide advice to our military referrers on fitness to undertake BFAs, return to run programs and the PESA test, as well as fitness up and down grades prior to deployments.

Qsports has the advantage that it is co-located with IMED Radiology Herston, an approved national provider of military radiology. This means that military personnel can often undergo radiology evaluation as part of a medical consultation, resulting in a faster, streamlined service with reduced cost from follow-up consultations.