Musculoskeletal Medicine Doctor
MBBS, FRACGP, DCH, Grad Dip Musc Med (Flinders), Grad Cert Health (Clinical Rehab)
WSC Since: 2016
Ramona has been working in the field of Musculoskeletal Medicine since 2002. She treats chronic pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction using a number of modalities including prolotherapy, trigger point injection, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), perineural injection treatment, dry needling and manual therapies.
Conditions treated include osteoarthritis (e.g. knee, hip, ankle), bursitis, tennis elbow, back pain, neck pain, tendinopathies, lateral hip pain and many more.
Ramona trained with A/Prof Norm Broadhurst and Dr Margaret Taylor, completing her Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine at Flinders University and prolotherapy training in 2004. Ramona regularly attends annual Scientific Meetings of the Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine, New Zealand Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine and the SA branch of Sports Medicine Australia and, prolotherapy and PRP courses.
A word from Ramona:
“I feel that my skills will complement those of the team at Wakefield Sports Clinic. I am keen to offer another option for patients seeking relief from their musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. In particular, the techniques I use such as prolotherapy, perineural injection treatment and PRP are not currently offered at Wakefield Sports Clinic.
I look forward to working in a multidisciplinary setting to help patients achieve their goals, whether that be to run a marathon, return to cricket, enjoy gardening, social golf or playing with their grandchildren. Pain can impact people’s lives in many ways and I find it incredibly rewarding to assist patients in returning to the activities that they enjoy”.
Memberships and Positions Held:
- Australian Medical Association
- Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine (Committee Member)
- Australian Pain Society
- South Australian Sports Medicine Association
- Convenor, Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2017
Greatest Sporting Moment:
- In 2000, I was working at Nunkuwarrin Yunti (Aboriginal Health Service on Wakefield Street). For me, my greatest sporting moment was when the whole clinic stopped, and gathered in the waiting room, with staff and patients huddled around the small television to watch Cathy Freeman compete and win gold in the women’s 400m at the Sydney Olympics. The atmosphere in the waiting room was electric, and I’m sure Cathy could hear our cheers!