Sports medicine


We offer sports-specific medical treatment for issues relating to sports injuries and rehabilitation. Our team approach means you get access to all of the professionals you need so that your injuries may be treated from diagnosis through to full rehabilitation


Call us on 03 366 0660 to enquire about booking an appointment 


sports medicine

Treatment description

Our Sports Physicians and Sports Doctors are highly trained, with some having 30 years of experience in the industry. 

All our medical providers are fully ACC registered. In some cases that means the treatment is fully funded. Please talk to our reception team about this.

Our doctors will assess, diagnose, treat and/ or refer you to the appropriate medical provider to help you get back on track.

 What can this service help you with?

  • Diagnosis through medical imaging eg. MRI

  • Referral to an appropriate health provider

  • Regain your desired lifestyle

Sports clinic's Doctors

Dr. Rob Campbell

Sports Physician

Rob has been a Sports Medicine doctor at the former SportsMed since 1989. He passed Specialist Sports Physician exams in 1994 and was the 1st in Canterbury to do so. SportsMed has been a training practice for over 20 years for Sports medicine registrars all of whom have passed. Dr. Campbell has been the training supervisor for the registrars for over 20 years and will continue to do so at Sports Clinic.

Rob worked as the Crusaders and Canterbury rugby doctor for 5 years from 1997, as NZ Cricket doctor for 10 years and Coast to Coast Medical Director for 30+ years.

Rob practices what he preaches – he was, NZ Hockey rep, Canterbury rep at school level in hockey, rugby, cricket and golf. Has run 2 marathons and still plays golf on a single-figure handicap.

Dr. Katherine Grellman

Senior Sports Medicine Registrar

Katherine has moved from Australia to join the team at Sports Clinic as a Senior Sports Medicine Registrar. She grew up on a cotton farm in rural New South Wales, before moving to Sydney and then Albury to complete her medical studies. Katherine then began her training in Sports medicine in Adelaide, where she worked with Cycling Australia, South Australian Sports Institute, South Australian Cricket and the Woodville West Torrens Australian Rules Football club. Katherine also travelled to the World Championships and the Paris World Cup with the Australian Open Water Swim team in 2022.

Katherine is passionate about working with every day athletes and weekend warriors to help achieve their exercise goals, and get people back to work. She is skilled in ultrasound injection techniques and exercise prescription, to ensure you remain fit while managing your injury. Katherine is also interested in medical conditions in athletes.

A busy year is lined up for Katherine as she balances work and her own sporting goals. Katherine is the doctor for the Crusaders Development Team and will travel to Europe with the Australian Para Swim Team this year as the lead doctor. When not at work, Katherine can be found outside, and usually in the water. She is a keen surfer, and is playing for Canterbury in the National League Water Polo. She is also looking forward to skiing in winter.

Dr. Phil Fletcher

Senior Sports Medicine Registrar

Phil, a Northern English native, completed his Medical training in Leeds in 2009. He has since worked in various hospitals across the UK, Western Australia, and New Zealand. Currently, he serves as a Senior Registrar on the ACSEP Specialist training program and the NZ registrar representative.

Focused on delivering clear diagnoses and understanding the root causes of injuries, Phil's goal is to facilitate safe and swift returns to sports or activities, while also highlighting areas for improvement and performance enhancement.

Over the past 5 years, Phil has worked with diverse sports teams, including Athletics New Zealand and the BlackSticks. He served as the team doctor for the Canterbury Dragons Football team from 2017-2021 and provided Match Day Doctor coverage for Canterbury and the Crusaders in rugby since 2018. Phil also regularly covers events like those of the BlackCaps and various boxing matches. Additionally, he directed medical services for the Coast to Coast event in 2021.

A dedicated sports enthusiast, Phil believes in the importance of exercise for his patients. He enjoys participating in a wide variety of sports including Football, Running, Cycling, Swimming, Tennis and Golf. Phil lived in France and Germany as a child and is able to consult in French.

Dr. John Gibbins

Sports Medicine Practitioner

Bio coming soon

Dr. Brennan Carne

Sports Medicine Practitioner

Bio coming soon

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Our difference

Why choose sports clinic

Dr. Rob Campbell was one of the original founders of the iconic SportsMed and has been working in the industry for over 30 years. 

Patients can count on our knowledge and expertise and trust that we will do anything in their power to help them get better.

At Sports Clinic we have the same great services that you are used to from SportsMed. A multidisciplinary approach provides the patient with the best chance to recover from injury. Our practitioners work hand in hand, which allows for fast and efficient services for our patients.

What to expect at your appointment?

  • Discovery: First we take a case history to learn more about you, your injury and your lifestyle.

  • Physical Examination: Then a detailed examination to find the root cause of your symptoms and determine the best treatment course.

  • Treatment Plan: We decide and advise if any tests are needed. Then in consultation with you, we decide on the best course of treatment and what type of care is going to be the best course of action. We can refer you to other specialists in-house to ensure you get the highest quality of care.

Frequently asked questions

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