Notice to all Patients with current Bookings

Your Health is important to us, as is the health of our doctors and staff. Our commitment to your health during this difficult time.

As an essential service we are able to maintain our services to you. We are taking extra precautions with our cleanliness and are wiping all surfaces between each patient (bed, chairs, desk, EFTPOS machine door handles and any other surface we notice.) Our staff are wearing PPE. We also have handwashing and gel available for your use.

You can keep your appointment if you feel that is what you would prefer to do. However, we can offer video conferencing as long as our consultation requires discussion only. Most consultations do require physical examination in order to come to the correct conclusions and offer you the correct advice. Generally those of you returning for follow up after physiotherapy or after injections therapies do requires physical examination. Physical examination is also required of all new patients also.

If you do not feel you are comfortable to attend OR have a valid reason for delaying your appointment, please let us know.

Definite reasons to defer are if you are in home isolation having returned firm overseas or having had contact with someone testing positive to Coronavirus. If you are unwell with a temperature, sore throat or cough.

If you are attending in person then for new patients there a few things that will make this safer. If you can email your referral and any test reports (imaging, blood tests) prior to consultation that will make things easier for us without unnecessary handling of paper. Many local radiology practices can be reviewed online. These are:

St George Radiology and MRI
Imed, Miranda (and anywhere)
CNI Molecular Imaging
Southeast Radiology
Castlereagh Imaging
PRP Imaging

If your scans are form these radiology practices then Dr Saunders, Cole can view online. IF from another practice see if you are able to get permission for digital review (this is often granted to patients).

Sports and Exercise Physician

Our Expertise and Specialties

We offer diagnosis and management for all musculo-skeletal injuries. We have special expertise in low back injury, in particular sacro-iliac joint injury including conservative management and also prolotherapy injections for this problem.

Dr Jeni Saunders

Has worked with professional rugby league and rugby union teams, as well as elite teams including Australian Women’s Hockey, Australian Women’s Volleyball. Australian and Oceania Track and Field teams, Australian Swimming and Australian Olympic Teams.

Ask how we can help with your injury

We will be happy to discuss your treatment options

Our Expertise and Specialties

We offer diagnosis and management for all musculo-skeletal injuries. We have special expertise in low back injury, in particular sacro-iliac joint injury including conservative management and also prolotherapy injections for this problem.

We also make heat mouldable orthotics for the treatment of foot and lower limb injuries including plantar fasciitis, and shin splints.

Also special expertise in injection treatments for shoulders, elbow, Achilles and patella tendon problems with special emphasis on tendon problems on these areas. We use a range of things to inject depending on what the tendon appearances are under ultrasound. All injections are performed under ultrasound guidance. An ultrasound machine is available for immediate use at the time of your initial appointment.

Dr Jeni Saunders

Sport and Exercise Physican with 30 years experience

I have worked with professional rugby league and rugby union teams, as well as elite National amateur teams including Australian Women’s Hockey, Australian Women’s Volleyball. Australian and Oceania Track and Field teams, Australian Swimming Team and Australian Olympic Teams. Currently working with NSWIS snow sports teams.


Back injuries, swimming injuries, tendon problems.

I have rooms in Kogarah and also travel to Jindabyne and Cooma on a regular basis to work with the active communitiies in these rural areas. Follow up consultations can be performed by Televideo with the reeferring GP.

I enjoy the wonderful environment in the Alpine region and like to take advantage of my trips to the region by skiing in the winter and walking/kayaking in the summer.


Clinical Lecturer
University of Sydney

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

2009 – Present (3 years) Medical School-Nepean

Teaching of Musculoskeletal Medicine to Stage 1 Medical Students. Also I run an ILA (independent learning activity) for students in Sports Medicine.

Solo Practitioner
1981 – Present (31 years) Kogarah, Sydney: Jindabyne NSW

This is a solo specialty Sports and Exercise Medicine Practice, working in the field and consulting patients for any problem that may affect their ability to exercise. Special expertise is available in diagnosis and treatment of low back injury, tendon injuries. We offer on site ultrasound use and injection therapy if required.

Sports Physician
NSWIS 1994 – 2012 (18 years)

Honorary Secreatary
Australasian College of Sports Phycisians
November 2005 – November 2010 (5 years 1 month) Australia

Director of Clinical Learning
UNSW Sports Medicne Programs
1996 – 2001 (5 years) Sydney Area, Australia

Responsible for devising and running the clinical teaching of sports medicine to doctors enrolled in the Sports Medicine Masters Degree. During this time we also assisted with teaching of Sports Medicine in Malaysia prior to the Commonwealth Games. This course provided an online learning environment for many doctors all over the world.

Owner and Director
St George Sports Injury Centre
1981 – 2000 (19 years) Kogarah, Sydney NSW

I developed this multidisciplinary sports medicine centre which I believe was the first private multidisciplinary facility in Australia. We worked with some wonderful people and athletes over this period of time.


1. Ultrasound guided injections for tendon injury
2. Diagnosis and treatment of spinal injuries
3. Teaching do musculoskeletal medicine
4. Research and treatment of sacroiliac joint injuries
5. Treatment of complicated upper limb injuries including “shoulder hand syndrome”
6. Diagnosis and treatment of chronic pelvic pain syndromes
7. Treatment of lower limb problems with heat mould able orthotic devices
8. Teaching of medical students and post graduate studies in Sports Medicine
9. Ultrasound

Honors and Awards

Australian Sports Medal
Awarded by the Australian government in 2000
Awarded for outstanding acheivement and service in Sports Medicine

Life Membership
UNSW Hockey Club

UNSW Sports Recognition Award 
Awarded by the UNSW Sports Association in 1975. This was awarded for services to UNSW Hockey Club, and UNSW Basketball Club


University of New South Wales
MBBS FACSP, Medicine
1970 – 1977

I am now enrolled at Sydney University in order to undertake and complete research on sacro-iliac joint incompetence and its clinical re cognition and treatment.

Activities and Societies at University:

Secretary of the UNSW Sports Assocation. Secretary, Treasurer and President UNSW Women’s basketball club. Member UNSW Water Polo Club, Member UNSW Hockey CLub, squash club. Foundation Member UNSW Women’s cricket club.

Our Team

Dr Brandi Cole

Brandi completed her undergraduate training in Sydney, graduating from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 2003 and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 2008. In 2018 she completed a PhD on optimizing the management of rotator cuff dysfunction through the University of New South Wales.

Brandi is in her final year of completing her fellowship with the Australian College of Sports and Exercise Medicine and has previously worked as a sports and exercise medicine doctor at Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Sydney Sports Medicine Centre.

Brandi is the current team doctor for the Sydney FC W League Football (soccer) Team and the Junior Matildas (Australian U17 Womens Football (soccer) Team). She is the touring team doctor with Australian Oztag and has provided medical coverage at the Australian Crossfit Games since 2012, Athletics at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2015 Netball World Cup.

Brandi has personal experience as an elite athlete, being the former captain of the Australian Women’s Oztag team, of which she was a member from 2001 – 2017. She has also played both Touch and Hockey for NSW in the past and was an Australian and World gold medalist in Beach sprint relay in Surf Life Saving.

Brandi is a mother of two children and has a special interest in exercise for health during pregnancy and post partum. She also has interest and experience in managing conditions related to the female athlete, the young athlete and acute and chronic football injuries.

Brandi consults on all musculoskeletal injuries, acute and chronic, from all ages and levels of sporting participation.

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