Your first appointment at the clinic gives you time to comfortably discuss your health issues telling your complete story and allowing appropriate time for a comprehensive assessment. The pain associated with arthritis or injuries of the back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, hip or ankle or other sports injuries including tendonitis can be diagnosed and treated.
Understand your Back Pain and Back Injury. Have your X-Rays and MRI’s explained. Dr Hardcastle will fully explain your injury and your treatment options with individual management of your Injury and Pain. Your first appointment will be for one hour.
Your work related injury can be managed with specific attention to your current work situation and be followed up with your insurer and rehabilitation consultants.
The pain associated with injuries of the back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, hip, ankle or other work related injuries including tendonitis can be managed with a graded return to work plan. An occupational therapist can be organised to review your workplace.
Sports injuries or sport related joint or muscle pain can often be managed without surgery. Your sporting injury treatment may be managed in consultation with other health providers. Back, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee, Ankle and Joint injuries and Tendonitis are managed at the Darwin Sports Injuries and Back Clinic
Dr Hardcastle is a surgical assistant in all common orthopaedic procedures. Dr Hardcastle will liaise closely with local and interstate surgeons to provide post- operation care after procedures.
Discuss your arthritis care. Options for managing Arthritis and Arthritis Pain include lifestyle changes, medications, injections or referral to the most appropriate surgeon.
Dr Hardcastle may administer Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP, using your own blood to help treat painful joints and tendons. PRP may be particularly helpful in the treatment of elbow pain such as tennis and golfers’ elbow, tendon pain and knee arthritis
Dr Hardcastle can provide Corticosteroid, Synvisc and Durolane Injections as a treatment option for pain and inflammation in Knee, Hip, Ankle, Shoulder and Wrist Joints due to arthritis and bursitis providing pain relief from several weeks to many months.
Dr Hardcastle is a surgical assistant for weight loss surgery and runs a gastric banding adjustment clinic to assist you on your weight loss journey. If you require an urgent gastric band adjustment please mention this to the reception staff.
Welcome to Darwin Sports Injuries and Back Clinic website.
I am Dr Doug Hardcastle (GP)
My Goal is to help you on your road to recovery through a better understanding of the diagnosis and a holistic approach to your care that outlines an individual management plan to best suit your needs.
I have several areas of expertise including Sports Injuries, Back Pain Diagnosis and Management, Shoulder pain, Knee pain and other joint pain, Arthritis pain, Gastric band adjustments and I am also a General Practitioner (GP)
I offer long personalised appointments where you can comfortably describe and explain your pain and injuries while looking at your x-rays and scans with a thorough explanation.
I also offer advice in work related injuries and any Workers Compensation Claims that may result.
Back, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Joint injuries, Tendonitis and Arthritis are managed at the Darwin Sports Injuries and Back Clinic
Doctor Doug Hardcastle specialises in:
Back Pain and Back Injuries in Darwin
Shoulder Pain and Shoulder Injuries in Darwin
Sports Injuries and Work Compensation Injurys
Workers Compensation Claim Injuries in Darwin
Arthritis and Arthritis Pain, Burstitis in Darwin
Corticosteroid, Synvisc and Durolane Injections in Darwin
Long Personalised Appointments - Patient Care