176 Barnard Street
Bendigo, Victoria 3550

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bosm-home-textBendigo Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine was established to serve the athletic and active community in Central and Northern Victoria.




We are proud to have developed a multidisciplinary clinic, offering a variety of specialist and allied health services.

About Bendigo Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Our goal is to diagnose and resolve your sports medicine and musculoskeletal problems using a multi-disciplinary team-based approach. Being a regional centre, we understand many clients travel a considerable distance to visit us. We realise the difficulties this presents and recognise the importance of diagnosing and initiating your treatment on the day. Our clinic offers access to many specialist practitioners, available for inter referral. We have the full spectrum of diagnostic pathology and radiology services within a few minutes walk or drive from the clinic, at affiliated centres with network linked reporting. We aim to provide a caring initial assessment, prompt investigation turnaround and an early plan of treatment. 

We welcome clients of all ages with various conditions including those presenting under WorkCover and TAC.

With Bendigo being the regional hub of Central Victoria, our catchment extends from the outskirts of Melbourne as far northwest as Mildura and Northeast to Echuca. Our practice is equipped with Teleconsultation facilities allowing remote review appointments for our more distant clients. Our multi-disciplinary approach favours early diagnostic intervention and treatment seeking to minimise the need for multiple attendances.

At Bendigo Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, we pride ourselves in providing a friendly and efficient service. You will find our staff pleasant, caring and above all effective in diagnosing and treating your condition. Our goal is to find and solve your problem, to relieve your pain and return you to optimal function.


  1. Orthopaedic surgery of hips, knees, shoulders, elbows and hands
  2. Diagnosis and treatment of sports medicine problems such as muscle, tendon and ligament injuries, exercise induced asthma, overtraining and sports stress injuries
  3. Diagnostic ultrasound, ultrasound guided injections, prolotherapy and radial shock-wave therapy (RSWT)
  4. Nurse Practitioner (currently on maternity leave)
  5. Clinic Nurse
  6. Physiotherapy, sports and remedial
  7. Hand therapy
  8. General surgery
  9. Podiatry
  10. Rheumatology

Services Directory

Orthopaedic Surgery

Bendigo Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine's Surgeons perform orthopaedic surgery including arthroscopy, ligament reconstructions, joint stabilization, trauma, and joint replacement procedures; along with hand surgery.

Sports and Exercise Medicine

Bendigo Orthopaedic & Sport Medicine's friendly Physician takes the time to provide a thorough and accurate assessment of your condition. We provide you with a range of treatment options for you to choose from. With clear communication, our Sports & Exercise Physician will create a clear picture of your treatment path.

Currently we have the services of a Sports and Exercise Physician Registrar, Dr Samantha May.

Acute Injury Clinic (Monday & Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons)

This low cost clinic is available to:

  • Patients injured in sporting or recreational activities the previous week/weekend.
  • Patients who have seen a physiotherapist or trainer who has ascertained the need for relatively urgent treatment or treatment management, the need for further imaging and possible surgery within the following week such as acute knee injuries, common acute shoulder injuries or acute fractures.

This clinic is available to all patients at an out-of-pocket expense of $30.00.

Referrals are not required; however please call ahead to make an appointment time.  Walk-ins my be seen if time allows.  Please call 03 5442 5288 and select option 2 - Dr Simon Locke's Reception and ask for Dr Samantha May's Acute Injury Clinic.


Dr Kathryn (Katy) Over is consulting every Friday.  Dr Over has particular interests in connective tissue disorders and inflammatory joint disease. A referral from your GP will be required to make an appointment with Dr Over. Please contact Dr Over's central clinic on 03 5722 3747 to make an appointment.

Nurse Practitioner

Bendigo Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic is fortunate to have the services of a Nurse Practitioner. Rebecca East is available for both primary and review consultations to assist with timely and convenient follow up, assist with initial assessments, triage and direct you to the definitive practitioner best suited to your clinical presentation. As a result, you do not require a referral to see our Nurse Practitioner.


Our APA Sports Physiotherapists are highly qualified professionals with expert knowledge and skills in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries.

Hand Therapy

We also have specialist hand physiotherapists to assist with your wrist and hand rehabilitation.


Jennifer Jackel, Principal Podiatrist of SoleFit Podiatry offers complete foot care management - heel and foot pain, gait analysis, dry needling, foot orthoses, nail surgery. Clients of all ages welcome. No referral necessary.


General Surgeon

Ms Janine Arnold Bsc (Med) MBBS FRACS of Bendigo Surgical Services offers the following procedures: Anti reflux, benign thyroid, bowel operations, breast procedures (not cosmetic), gastroscopy and colonoscopy, hernia operations, hiatius hernia repair, laparoscopic fundoplication and skin cancer operations. Please contact Bendigo Surgical Services direct to make an appointment or find out further information on 03 9008 5914.

Sports Interests

Some of our practitioners have a broad sports medicine experience covering cycling, AFL, basketball, canoeing, rowing, gymnastics, tennis, swimming athletics and the martial arts.

Teaching and Research

Our clinicians are allied with teaching and educational programs for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and involved with musculoskeletal research projects at local, national and international levels.

Dedicated Administration Team

Our experienced and caring Administration Team: Maxine, Molly, Bev, Leanne, Kerrie-Ann, Leonie, Sonia & Elaine will make you feel welcome from the time of your initial contact. They will endeavour to make a convenient appointment with the Practitioner of your choice and assist you with any follow up requirements within the clinic.

Bendigo Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine continues to grow and has appointed a full time Practice Manager: Michelle.

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Latest News

  • 15 March 2018
    Dr Michael Dickinson received his medical degree from the University of Melbourne in 2014. He has undergone his residency training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital with a focus in emergency, trauma and orthopaedic units. During this time he also worked with the musculoskeletal and amputee rehabilitation teams at Royal Park. He is determined in providing evidence based practice in athletes of both professional and recreational backgrounds of all ages. His personal interests include soccer, rugby and Australian rules football. Outside of his full time work he has also provided medical coverage for VFL and TAC football with Sandringham Football Club. Qualifications 2014 - Doctor of Medicine (M.D), University of Melbourne 2009 - Bachelor of Biomedical Science with Honours in Anatomy and Neuroscience, University of Melbourne A referral from your GP would be ideal but not necessary to see Dr Dickinson. Please call 03 5442 5288 to make an appointment.