The Department of Sports Medicine contributes to Australia's performance in the international sporting environment by providing evidence-based and innovative sports medicine support to Australian high performance athletes.
AIS sports physicians consult with athletes with injuries or illness, or who wish to discuss aspects of injury and illness prevention.
Registered nurses make a crucial contribution to athlete care and are responsible for dressing injuries, providing immunisations, taking blood and dispensing medications. The nursing staff supervise and maintain the AIS pharmacy.
The Department of Sports Medicine works closely with other disciplines of Performance Support services to deliver integrated support services to Australia's athletes.
The Department has a growing research section which is currently involved in a number of research projects in areas such as concussion, treatment of iron deficiency in athletes and genetic factors in bone and tendon injuries.
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