Restoring Positive Health - Albany WA

Sports Doctor

Sports Doctor

The Sports Doctors at South Coast Sports Medicine are trained in range of areas, specialising in musculoskeletal assessment and treatment. Their extensive education extends to muscle, ligament, tendon and bone problems but can also treat chronic illnesses that can affect physical performance. Our Doctors deliver clinical physical activity interventions, using evidence based research to prescribe treatment and changes.

We recommend booking an appointment with a Sports Doctor to get an assessment before going to a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist. No referral is required to see a Sports Doctor, and Medicare rebates are available.

Dr Jen Graham-Taylor
Sports Doctor, Nutritional Medicine
MBBS, FRACGP, MSP.M

Jen graduated from UWA in 2000, and in the subsequent ten years gained extensive experience in Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine and various hospital-based specialties. She qualified as a General Practitioner in 2013 and completed her Master’s degree in Sports Medicine in the same year. Jen has experience in most aspects of sports medicine including event coverage, acute injury and fracture management, and enjoys working with patients with chronic injuries or illnesses who want to stay active.

Jen is currently studying at Curtin University and will complete her Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine in 2017. She has had training in worker’s compensation and injury management, ergonomics, and many types of medical assessments including rail medicals.

Jen has a passion for lifestyle medicine and preventative health. She has completed training in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, is a Biobalance practitioner and a member of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and Sports Medicine Australia. She is currently studying lifestyle medicine and behavioural change, and is pursuing Fellowship of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

When she is not at South Coast Sports Medicine she can be found maintaining her skills in General Practice and Emergency Medicine.

Jen moved to Albany in 2012 with her husband and two young children. She is a keen musician, an ex-elite mountain biker, orienteer and adventure racer, has completed half-ironman triathlons and still enjoys cycling and other outdoor sports in her spare time. She is an active member and committee member of the local orienteering and triathlon clubs.

Dr Russell Young
Sports Doctor
MB, ChB, FACEM, FACRRM, MSc, SEM

Russell graduated from Manchester University in the UK in 1997 and moved to Australia in 2002 after basic surgical training in Yorkshire. He qualified as a General Practitioner in 2012 and became a Specialist in Emergency Medicine in 2012. He completed his Master’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2015. He has been in Albany since 2012 working between General Practice and Emergency work at Albany Hospital. He became Director of the Emergency Department in Albany in 2016.

Russell is very interested in acute injury work, non-operative Orthopaedics, sports team medical cover and exercise promotion. He set up the fracture clinic in Outpatients at Albany Hospital in 2014 and ran a trial at Pioneer Health comparing two different types of exercise advice in 2014. He has previously been the doctor for a number of road cycle races, was Bunbury Turf Club’s Supervising Doctor from 2010 to 2013 and Team Doctor for Hull City in the English Premier League for the season 2008-09.

When not working, Russell is an avid golfer playing off single figures at Albany Golf Club. He is a keen runner and is developing Triathlon and Orienteering skills in Albany, being a member of both clubs. He played association football for UWA between 2003-12 and is considering a come-back for a Veteran team in Albany. His dream is to transfer his love of sport to his two small children.

Health Fund Rebates

Depending on what level of cover you have, you should receive a rebate from your health fund. We are able to help you access your rebate automatically through our electronic rebate facilities, which connect directly to your health fund, when you settle the account.


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As cycling in a very repetitive motion and not weight bearing, strength off the bike can improve performance on the bike.

Heavy squats are great for developing quad and hip strength required from endurance and sprints cycling efforts.

Single leg bridge with a glute focus is great at developing power through the hip, improving pelvis stability and increasing performance outcomes.

As cyclist can sit on the bike for hours at a time, it essential they have a strong core stabilizers to maintain the required position. The Pallof Press targets the core stabilizers, developing strength and endurance.

If you are a cyclist looking to take it to the next level, speak to one of our exercise physiologists about a structured strength training program.
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23 hours ago

After a back surgery in mid 2017, Maxine started exercise rehabilitation program with our exercise physiologists

Her discipline and determination to follow her exercise routine regularly paid off as she has just completed the Kokoda trail, an ardeous 8 day hiking through the jungles of Papua New Guinea

The SCSM staff are beyond proud of you, well done Max!
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4 days ago

After a back surgery in mid 2017, Maxine started exercise rehabilitation program with our exercise physiologists

Her discipline and determination to follow her exercise routine regularly paid off as she has just completed the Kokoda trail, an ardeous 8 day hiking through the jungles of Papua New Guinea

The SCSM staff are beyond proud of you, well done Max!

 

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Couldn’t of done it without Ingrid! Hardest most rewarding thing I’ve done in my life and I recommend it to anyone to do. I’m certainly not a overly fit person but with the right training and direction you can set and achieve goals like I did! Thanks so much to the team at SCSM.

Awesome Maxine. Congratulations.

Dedication to achieve the end goal!! Nailed it mate! 😍 Now for the next adventure 😃

The shoulder is an amazing joint that is able to reach in ANY direction. To allow this we sacrifice stability and often the shoulder can be a common area to injure

Dave took us through the complexities of the shoulder and how to diagnose and treat more effectively. We also discussed surgery vs exercise management

For many non-surgical management should be the first step.
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6 days ago

The shoulder is an amazing joint that is able to reach in ANY direction. To allow this we sacrifice stability and often the shoulder can be a common area to injure

Dave took us through the complexities of the shoulder and how to diagnose and treat more effectively. We also discussed surgery vs exercise management 

For many non-surgical management should be the first step.

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