Sports Medicine


The Sport and Exercise Medicine practice forms a multi-disciplinary team of professionals offering excellent medical care and advice to help you reach your sporting potential or manage your injury or illness. The practice treats highly trained athletes, recreational sports enthusiasts and those who have a medical condition that needs treatment. Services include injury diagnosis and management, general and corporate medicals, concussion screening and assessment and chronic disease rehabilitation programmes.

Cape Sports Medicine (CSM) treats all levels of athletes, from elite to recreational sports enthusiasts and to those who have any exercise-related medical conditions.

We treat individuals, as well as providing medical support to various sport teams in the Western Cape. CSM also provides premier corporate and executive wellness programmes. We aim to provide the highest levels of care for the

  • Prevention
  • Diagnosis
  • Management and
  • Rehabilitation of injury and disease

Timely accurate diagnosis is essential for appropriate management and rehabilitation of a range of conditions. These include


  • joint pain
  • acute muscle and tendon injuries
  • overuse conditions

The CSM group also provides a concussion management programme for clients who participate in any contact or collision sport. This programme includes baseline testing as well the diagnosis and appropriate management of these injuries in children, adolescents and adults. Where appropriate, we liaise with the schools and provide a framework for these learners to return to full academic life before they commence their sport.

Cape Sports Medicine is a partnership between Dr Jason Suter, Dr Jeroen Swart and Dr Leigh Gordon.

In addition to the founding partners, this practice is staffed by Drs Adrian Rotunno, Sid Allie, Michael Kiessig, Caroline D’Alton, Janesh Ganda and Gabriell Prinsloo. The multi-disciplinary SSISA team includes sports radiologists, physiotherapists, biokineticists, podiatrists, dietitians and psychologists. SSISA also provides chronic disease rehabilitation programmes (especially cardiac rehab), for which CSM provides the medical support.

We work together with professionals in other allied disciplines to facilitate a multi-disciplinary approach for the optimal non-operative management of injuries. However, where injuries may require a surgical intervention, we refer rapidly to our surgical colleagues to optimise recovery and rehabilitation time.

Our second practice at the new Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital forms part of a large Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Centre, comprising of seven leading orthopaedic surgeons as well as a rotation of some of our sports physicians in the CSM group.  This practice is managed by Dr Ryan Kohler, an Australian sports physician who returned to Cape Town after seven years at the Australian Institute for Sport.

Contact us on:

T: +27 (21) 659 5644 (Sports Science Institute, Newlands)
T: +27 (21) 001 0577 (Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Foreshore)

Office hours:

Open Monday to Thursday:  08h00 – 17h00
Open Friday:  08h00 – 16h00
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Follow us on:

Twitter @CapeSportsMed