What We Do - Areas of Practice

Within the Hurstville Musculoskeletal Institute, SOAR specialises in the treatment and prevention of orthopaedic conditions related to bones, ligaments and tendons. These conditions can be caused by wear and tear from repetitive strain or force on the bone or joint through sporting activities, for example, or by an acute traumatic event such as a fall or accident.

Musculoskeletal injuries and disorders are extremely common and can cause pain and discomfort that gets in the way of your day to day activities. These conditions vary in severity and it is important to seek early diagnosis and treatment for better long term management.

At the Musculoskeletal Institute our focus is on continued development and education in the field to remain at the forefront of the latest advances in techniques and technology so we can provide improved care and recovery for our patients.

SOAR provides a range of flexible services, tailored to suit your needs:


Our onsite Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques and therapies in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients who are affected by physical problems caused by illness, disability, injury or ageing.


Prolotherapy is an alternative therapy that can help repair ligaments. It’s also known as regenerative injection therapy or proliferation therapy. This treatment is meant for injured joints and connective tissue.

Radiology, X-Ray and CT scans

Hurstville has an on-site imaging centre which offers CT scans, X-Rays and ultrasound. The imaging services are available during normal office hours and they have an on-call service. Should MRI’s be required, we refer locally to Waratah Private Hospital and organise transport for any in-patients.

Laverty pathology collection rooms are located within the hospital on level 1, no appointments required for patients. They are open 7 days a week.


Our dieticians will help you understand the relationship between food and health and how it plays a role in your life. We will assist you in creating achievable dietary goals that suit your lifestyle.

Remedial Sports Massage

Remedial massage can stimulate the blood supply, make joints more mobile, and help to repair damaged tissues.

Some health problems that are often treated with remedial massage include sporting and dance injuries, muscle cramps, whiplash, muscular atrophy, fibrositis, spondylitis, arthritis and frozen shoulder.

PRP Injections

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue.

Body Composition

This is a variation on the technology used for bone density. A non-invasive test in a lying supine position that takes approximately 10 minutes. The candidate receives a report outlining their ratio of lean body mass skeletal and visceral fat. This gold standard measure is performed on referral at Hurstville Private Hospital by Dr Klaus Stelter.

Metabolic efficiency

This is a non-invasive test involving lying quietly for 10-15 minutes while respiration is measured and expired oxygen and carbon dioxide levels are read. This is then calculated in an algorithm to provide resting metabolic rate in kilocalories per day. This is a great benefit to patients, dietitians and nutritionists in structuring appropriate caloric intake. Dr Mike Jamieson can perform this testing in the Musculoskeletal Institute of Hurstville.

Cortisone Injections

Cortisone shots are injections that may help relieve pain and inflammation in a specific area of your body. They’re most commonly injected into joints — such as your ankle, elbow, hip, knee, shoulder, spine and wrist.

Diagnostic ultrasounds

This procedure is most often used in the shoulder, knee or hip, but may also be helpful in other joints. To make sure the injection goes into the joint itself where it has a better chance of working, the injection needle is guided by using pictures or images, most often using ultrasound.

Bone density

Dr Klaus Stelter performs bone mineral density scans on site at Hurstville Private Hospital. This non-invasive test can be completed within 10-30 minutes. A report will be provided to the referrer outlining the results.

Vo2 max and sub-max testing

This maximal test in which maximum oxygen consumption is measured during intense exercise will be completed by a Physiotherapist/Exercise Physiologist alongside Dr Mike Jamieson in the Musculoskeletal Institute of Hurstville. All test results will be provided in a written report to the referrer.

Musculoskeletal Institute of Hurstville