2021 in Review: Highlights from the SportsCare Clinics

December 16, 2021

2021 was a big year for everyone, including SportsCare, despite some COVID interruptions!

In this month’s blog, we are celebrating some highlights from across our clinics as we look back on 2021.

The exciting news is that 2022 is going to be even bigger We will be launching a fresh look across our clinics from early 2022, welcoming wonderful additions to the SportsCare family, and kicking even more goals with our clients, athletes, and partner clubs and organisations.

When SportsCare and Physiotherapy was founded more than 20 years ago, our mission was to offer high quality Physiotherapy services to the Canberra community.

Since then, the team has grown a great deal, and with that so have the services we offer. SportsCare has expanded to offer our clients a range of allied health services, including:

  • Physiotherapy,
  • Exercise Physiology,
  • Hand Therapy,
  • Massage,
  • Concussion testing and management,
  • High performance services,
  • Men’s and Women’s Health,
  • Podiatry,
  • Psychology,
  • Workout classes,
  • Ergonomic assessments,
  • And more.

To capture this breadth of services, we have refreshed the SportsCare and Physiotherapy brand and will be known as SportsCare Canberra from early 2022.

Don’t worry though, we will continue to offer the same excellent quality of services and care to our patients, and the new brand simply reflects what our organisation looks like now and moving forward.

You might start to see some changes around our clinics in 2022! Anyway, now to the highlights…


Welcoming James, Josh, and Kat to the clinic, who have cemented themselves as fantastic additions to our team. Learn more about them on our website.

️‍♀️ Growing our popular group classes to include classes for mat, equipment, balance, flexibility, and hydrotherapy, as well as a walking group.

Jess, one of our Physiotherapists, went on maternity leave in July and welcomed a beautiful baby boy in August. Mum and bub are happy and healthy, and we will welcome Jess back to the clinic in February 2022.

Expanding our Concussion Clinic for sporting teams and athletes. Pre-season baseline testing will begin in early 2022, so book your Initial Concussion Appointment at our Weston, Cowper St, and Woolley St clinics.

We’ll have more exciting news in 2022, so watch this space for updates.

Our Dickson clinics:

2021 was another big year for our Dickson clinics! Some highlights include:

Our Dickson team covered lots of teams in the Canberra sporting community. Big thanks to our staff who worked with Wests Rugby, Gungahlin United Football Club, Ainslie Football Club, Majura FC, Triathlon ACT, Athletics ACT and Brumbies Super W.

Welcoming Michael, Josh, and Ryan (Physiotherapists) and Dave (Exercise Physiologist) to our team.

We were thrilled to hear that Casey (Physiotherapist) welcomed a new addition to her family.

We weathered the COVID-19 storm with support from our fantastic staff and patients. Thank you!


2021 was another great year for the Bruce team despite our COVID challenges. Highlights from the Bruce clinic include:

Offering the only north-side Hand Therapy service in Canberra for tradespeople, professionals, athletes, and more along with our regular Physiotherapy and Sports Physiotherapy services.

Celebrating some big outcomes for our clients, well done to our team: Victoria, Rob, Charmaine, and Lou.

In 2022…

️‍♂️ We will be reigniting our Exercise Physiology service at Bruce with Dominik from the Barton clinic joining the team part-time. This will complement our existing services and the addition of Cameron, a titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, who joins us after working with the New Zealand rowing team over the ditch.


It was a big year for our new clinic in Mawson!

In April we welcome Hands-On Physiotherapy to the SportsCare Canberra group. The team of Hand Therapists, Physiotherapist and Administrative Support have transitioned really well and we even saw Heather come out of retirement to re-join us in an Admin Support role.

Online bookings are now available and we have secured the well-known telephone number 02 6286 6467.

In conjunction with the Hand Clinics at Barton and Bruce, SportsCare now has the largest Hand Therapy team in Canberra with North, South and Central locations.

Hands-On Physiotherapy will be known as SportsCare Mawson from 2022 after a successful transition to the SportsCare Canberra group.


️‍♀️ We introduced the AxIT analysis and testing system, allowing us to undertake detailed and accurate performance assessments to take the guesswork out of strength training.

Official opening of Barton Downstairs, our performance hub of allied health services.

Ella went on maternity leave in May and welcomed a beautiful baby girl. Mum and bub are both doing well and we are expecting Ella’s return to the Barton clinic mid-2022.

In 2022, we are looking forward to welcoming Performance Podiatry to our Barton clinic early next year.

Parliament House:

Natasha and Gareth at the Parliament House clinic had another successful year providing expert clinical care to Australia’s Federal MPs, Senators, and staffers.

We are looking forward to welcoming two more staff in 2022, with Cameron and Katja joining the team in early 2022.