SPORTS INJURIES

Wellcrest is well-equipped to diagnose and treat sports injuries. While all of our GPs offer this service, Dr Peter Nicoolai is specialised in this area, having been a doctor for the Manawatu Turbos rugby union team for three years.

Injuries treated may include:

  • Pulled muscles
  • Torn ACL
  • Torn MCL
  • Skin splints
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprained ankles
  • Tennis elbow
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck or shoulder pain
  • Hip bursitis
  • Concussion
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Runner’s knee or knee pain
  • Sciatica

If surgery is required, the doctor will refer the patient to a surgeon at a local public hospital, or to a private surgeon whom they think is best fitted to deal with the injury.

In addition to our GPs, Wellcrest has a host of allied health professionals on site, including physiotherapist, chiropractor, podiatrist and occupational therapist. Additional fees may apply to access these services, if not under a care plan.