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
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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.

Book an appointment with Dr. Rob
Dr. John Hellemans

Sports Doctor/Coach

John completed his medical training at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands in 1978. Soon after, he immigrated to New Zealand. He was in General Practice from 1980 till 1990, when he became a full-time sports medicine practitioner. He obtained his diploma in sports medicine at the University of Otago in 1997. With Dr. Rob Campbell, he was one of the founders of SportsMed, the first multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic in the Southern Hemisphere. 

John is also known as a high-performance coach, having coached 6 world champions and 6 Olympians in the sport of triathlon over the years. He established the highly successful New Zealand Triathlon High Performance Programme in 1996. He spent a stint as head coach for the Dutch Olympic Triathlon Team from 2010 to 2013. He was awarded a NZOM (Hon) for his services to Triathlon in 2020.

John was an accomplished athlete himself. As a triathlete, he won 5 National titles in the 1980's and he represented New Zealand at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland. He won eight age-group world championships titles over the years. John is the author of multiple articles and books of which the most well-known are 'Never, Ever Give Up?' (Canterbury University Press, 2018) and 'A Biker's Tale' (Upstart Press, 2021).

His special interests are:

Injury diagnosis and treatment recommendations
Exercise-related medical issues like excessive fatigue, exercise-induced asthma, iron deficiency anemia
Perineural glucose injection therapy (P.I.T) for chronic (neuropathic) pain
Exercise prescription for patients with chronic medical conditions
Altitude training and simulation

Book an appointment with Dr. John
Dr. Benjamin Phipps

Sports Doctor

Ben hails from The United States where he was born and raised in Minnesota on a dairy farm.  He attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth for his undergraduate studies and earned a degree with Honors in Biology before attending the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.  Ben completed a 3 year residency and Board Certification in Family Medicine at the Montana Family Medicine Residency Program and a further year of subspecialty training in Sports Medicine.

For the last 12 years, he has been in Billings Montana USA where he was a Team Physician for the Montana State University- Billings, Rocky Mountain College, Major League Baseball affiliate Billings Mustangs, and cared for many local High Schools and their athletes. Ben was Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship program - training Sports Medicine specialists, Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine for the University of Washington School of Medicine

Ben has a passion for Sports Medicine and enjoys working with all individuals to resume their lifestyles comfortably. He is trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.  Also uses biologic treatments for orthopedic conditions including PRP (platelet-rich plasma). Although specializing in sports medicine, Ben enjoys caring for patients of all ages and of all activity levels with musculoskeletal concerns or complaints.

You can find Ben hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, skiing, hunting, and exploring with his wife and 3 boys. Completing numerous marathons, summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, and building a log cabin in the mountains are some of his great personal achievements.

Book an appointment with Dr. Benjamin
Dr. Hoani MacFater

Sports Medicine Registrar

Hoani is the Sports Clinic’s Australasian College of Sport Exercise & Physicians 2022 Registrar. 

Hoani has always had a passion for sport and exercise originally training as a Physical Education Teacher before completing medical training in 2017 at The University of Auckland. Hoani has previous experience as an Orthopaedics and General Practice Registrar. He has an ongoing passion for research having completed a year as the University of Auckland’s Surgical Research Fellow with several published papers and international conference presentations. Hoani also has a strong interest in medical education and pastoral care of junior doctors, having held the position of Counties Manukau Medical Education Fellow in 2021.

Hoani enjoys taking part in a range of training and sports including, NZ Tag, Strongman Events and is currently training to complete the Rotorua Marathon for the second time. He aims to complete a strength-based endurance challenge in 2022.

Sporting Background

Event Doctor GPC national Qualifier Auckland 2021
NZ Strongest Man &Women Event Doctor 2021 Postponed
Coach / Team Doctor Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Rugby League Academy 2015-2021

Book an appointment with Dr. Hoani
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Our difference

Why choose sports clinic

Dr. Rob Campbell and Dr. John Hellemans are the original founders of the iconic SportsMed and have been working in the industry for over 30 years. 

Patients can count on their knowledge and expertise and trust that they will do anything in their power to help 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.

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