Which conditions does this clinic cater for?

This clinic is suitable for athletes, weekend warriors or those that love regular exercise if you have:

  • Known or suspected RED-S
  • Those with eating disorders
  • First episode or recurrent bone stress injury
  • Menstrual irregularity or primary or secondary amenorrhoea
  • Recurrent muscle or tendon injuries
  • Recurrent illnesses
  • Fatigue 
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Decreased performance / not responding to training as you should
  • Not achieving expected changes to body composition
  • Suspected “irritable bowel” symptoms 

About RED-s

Best practice for management of relative energy-deficiency in sport indicates a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Our multidisciplinary team comprises specialist sports physicians, sports dietitians, strength and conditioning coaches and physiotherapists. Our clinic focuses not only on the injured athlete, rather thrives on facilitating preventative strategies with the aim of improving health and performance. We aim to take a comprehensive approach, assessing the whole athlete including exercise habits, medical and injury history, and nutritional needs to optimise management. 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

  • Symptoms associated with RED-S have been found in 80% of elite and pre-elite female athletes (Rogers et al., 2020)
  • A survey of 1000 female athletes attending a sports medicine clinic, 47% had low energy availability (Ackerman et al., 2018)
  • “RED-S affects multiple body systems and may impair endocrine, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, immune, reproductive, psychological, haematological function as well as impede normal growth and development.” (IOC Consensus Statement, 2018)
  • “Chronic LEA (over many weeks to years) leading to RED-S can limit training adaptation and substantially increase injury risk. It cripples performance in both female and male athletes. It can occur unknowingly without a diagnosed eating disorder.” (Ackerman et al., BJSM April 2020)

Meet the Team

Dr Stacey Compton

B Phty, B Ex Sci, MBBS, FACSEP

Dr Compton brings together a combination of medical, physiotherapy and exercise science skills to the practice of sports medicine. Dr Compton is currently the Chief Medical Officer for the High Performance Australian Triathlon and Paratriathlon teams, and Doctor to the Queensland Academy of Sport Softball, Triathlon and Waterpolo teams.

Kerry Leech

B.Sc, Grad Dip Dietetics, IOC Dip Sports Nutrition, APD, Fellow of SDA

Kerry has a long involvement  working with High Performance Sport.  She is currently the  Sports Nutrition Manager for Netball Australia , a role that includes working with the Diamonds as Performance Sports Dieititan, Sports Dietitian for Queensland Bulls and Men’s High Performance Program and is part of the Performance Health Advisory Board for the Qld Academy of Sport.

Louise Drysdale

B.Phty, Grad Cert Msk Phty, MMR Candidate

Louise is physiotherapist to Queensland Ballet and Queensland Ballet Academy, as well as other touring performances and dancers of all ages and levels. Louise has also worked in musculoskeletal private practice for eight years and has a specific interest in prevention, early diagnosis and rehabilitation of bone stress injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you do not require a referral from your GP. 

There is free parking for 2 hours in Gasworks or street parking around Newstead. Please allow time to find a park and arrive to your appointment 10 mins in advance. Please contact our administration team if you require parking onsite (if you require short term drop off or mobility assistance. 

Regular bus services from Brisbane CBD arrive at Gasworks and Teneriffe Ferry Terminal. These services are the 60 Glider and 199. You can also catch a ferry. The terminal is a 500m flat walk. 

You are able to claim Dietitian and Physiotherapy rebates via your private health, provided you this is included in your Private Health Insurance. There will be a gap fee associated with your consultation. You can check with your Private Health Insurer regarding the rebate that applies to you. 

To ensure quality care based on best practice principles, there is a charge for your consultation. Payment is required at the time of your appointment. You will be able to receive a Medicare rebate for part of your Sports Physician consultation cost. You will also receive a Medicare rebate for part of your Physiotherapy and Dietitian consultations if referred by your General Practitioner under a care plan. Please contact reception for detailed information regarding the current fee schedule.

– Please wear clothes / shoes that ensure adequate exposure for musculoskeletal examination.

– If you have a lower limb or spinal problem, please dress so that you are comfortable while exposing your legs, or considering bringing shorts to change into

24 hours notice is required for appointment changes or cancellation, otherwise a cancellation fee of up to 100% of the original appointment amount may be charged. 

We love spending time with our patients! Assessment and management of RED-S is complex, with multiple factors needing to be assessed. The Queensland RED-S and Athletic Performance Clinic allows long appointments to allow a multidisciplinary approach, in order to assess the whole athlete including exercise habits, medical and injury history, and nutritional needs to optimise assessment and management. 

RED-S is a very specific area of nutrition and is best assessed and  managed in a multidisciplinary setting .  If you are seeing an experienced sports dietitian who is working with elite athletes,  they will be able to manage your progression. However we are also able to provide a second opinion and liaise with your Sports Dietitian with specific recommendations for your recovery. 

Physiotherapy assessment of RED-S and associated injury presentations is a specialised area. Louise is able to provide an assessment relating to RED-S looking at areas including load management and training loads, bone health, exercise prescription, and biomechanics to assess risk factors contributing to RED-S and provide specialised advice regarding reduction of those risk factors. A comprehensive assessment of RED-S is difficult to complete during a physiotherapy consultation providing acute care. She is happy to liaise with and see you return to the care of your regular Physiotherapist for ongoing Physiotherapy needs. 

Your Sports and Exercise Physician is able to refer into the clinic. Please ask your regular Sports Physician which practitioners they would like you to see at the clinic. The assessment and management of RED-S is complex, and ideally involves a multidisciplinary approach.  You are able to see Dr Compton for an assessment specific to RED-S, and she will provide a report for your regular Sports Physician, as well as ongoing management specific to RED-S. We are happy to return you to the care of your regular Sports Physician for ongoing Sports Medicine needs.

Contact Us

Prescribe Specialist Group

Address: Dwell Newstead
17 Longland Street
Newstead QLD, 4006.

Phone: 07 3153 4062

Clinic Partners

EAT SMART NUTRITION

Eat Smart Nutrition are a dedicated team of Dietitian’s, Sports Dietitian’s and Paediatric Dietitian’s

PRE-POINTE PHYSIO

Louise the physiotherapist has a wealth of experience working with both student and professional dancers across a variety of ages and genres.