Sports and Exercise Physicians are experts in assessment and management of complex and severe sports and musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

A Sport and Exercise Physician can help maximize and tailor non-operative treatment, guide appropriate rehab programs and therapies, and when necessary expedite referral to our surgical colleagues. In addition, extensive training is also undertaken in broader disciplines such as:

  • Concussion and other head injuries
  • Diagnostic and interventional use of ultrasound to guide treatment
  • Athletes with acute or chronic illness (including diabetes, asthma)
  • Nutrition, supplements, and performance optimization
  • Exercise prescription for those wanting to increase their fitness and focus on preventative health
  • Injury prevention
  • “Return to play” decisions
  • Healthy lifestyle promotion

Dr Sandy Kleinschmidt


Sports & Team Coverage

  • SANFL club doctor – Formally North Adelaide FC and previously Sturt FC
  • AFL team medicine coverage - Adelaide Crows, Port Power, Richmond and GWS football clubs

Clinical Interests

  • Sports injuries that arise from both competitive and non-competitive exercise
  • Groin injuries
  • Diving medicine
  • Osteoarthritis

Since graduation from medicine in 1991 Sandy has undergone post graduate training in Radiology (including musculoskeletal ultrasound), General Practice and Sports Medicine.

He is currently a registrar in the Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians specialist training scheme.

As part of his practice Sandy can perform point of care musculoskeletal ultrasound to aid in the diagnosis and management of sports / musculoskeletal injuries.

He is also certified to perform diving medicals. Dr Kleinschmidt's overall aim is to provide an accurate diagnosis and management plan to enhance the individuals return to sport, physical performance and ultimately a healthier active lifestyle.