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Dr Andrew McDonald


Sports & Exercise Physician

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Dr Andrew McDonald


Sports & Exercise Physician


Dr Andrew McDonald                                                             M.B.,B.S., FACSEP, Grad Dip Sports Med

Dr Andrew McDonald is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Sports & Exercise Physicians and has over 20 years of experience in private sports medicine.

Dr McDonald has had extensive experience with professional sporting teams over this time as Chief Medical Officer to the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL (1996 to present), Club Medical Officer to Sydney FC in the A-League (2005-2013), and Assistant Club Medical Officer at the Melbourne Football Club in the AFL (2001).

Dr McDonald has also been involved in providing sports medicine services to multiple sporting events such as the Sydney Olympic Games, Sydney Paralympic Games, and IAAF track and field events.

Dr McDonald has extensive experience in work related injury management, having been an on-site medical consultant for both Qantas and Woolworths, and having completed NSW Work Cover training in the evaluation of permanent impairment.

Dr McDonald is experienced in the use of extracorporeal shockwave therapy, ultrasound guided cortisone injections, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections, and autologous conditioned serum (Orthokine) injections.

While enjoying working with professional athletes, Dr McDonald derives great satisfaction from helping the general sporting and recreational population recover from injury and return to their favourite activities. He enjoys playing tennis, golf , mountain biking and gym training.

 

 

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Dr Thomas Longworth


Sports and Exercise Medicine Registrar

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Dr Thomas Longworth


Sports and Exercise Medicine Registrar


Dr Longworth became a registrar of the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians in 2016 and is currently in his 3rd year of specialist training. He completed his medical degree with the University of Newcastle in 2010 and has had 5 years of experience in Emergency and intensive care medicine across Australia since graduating.

 

He has a wide variety of experience working with elite sports people, currently assistant medical officer at The Sydney Roosters Rugby League Club, team doctor for the Sydney FC Youth League and Head Doctor of the World Champion Jillaroos (Australian Women’s Rugby League Team). Other sports coverage includes the Sydney 7s rugby union, Australian school boy rugby union, Bledisloe Cup and National Rowing regattas as well as voluntary work abroad with the Surfing Doctors’ Association.

 

Dr Longworth has recently completed his postgraduate diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine through the University of Bath (UK). He has published research relating to stem cell treatment for knee osteoarthritis and is currently investigating concussion incidence in the NRL, as well as conducting a trial on shin splint management.

 

Dr Longworth has an interest in a wide variety of sport and exercise related medical disorders and acute injuries. No referral is necessary to be seen by Dr Longworth. Patients are asked to bring all prior imaging/letters with them to appointments.

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Diane Long


APA Sports Physiotherapist

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Diane Long


APA Sports Physiotherapist


Diane is an APA Sports Titled Physiotherapist and is one of the practice principals at Eastside Physiotherapy. Diane has over 30 years experience in all aspects of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Diane is the physiotherapist for Randwick Rugby Union Football Club, a position she has held for many years. She is the only female to be awarded Life Membership of Randwick Rugby Union Football Club. 

Diane also consults at Eastside Physiotherapy located in Randwick.

  • Diane has a Bachelor of Science (Anatomy) from UNSW and a Post Graduate Diploma of Physiotherapy from Cumberland College of Health Sciences.
  • Necksafe accredited
  • NSW Institute of Sport service provider.
  • Practice principal of Eastside Physiotherapy and Eastern Suburbs Sports Medicine Centre.
  • APA Sports Physiotherapist

Special Interests

  • Operative and non operative of management of rotator cuff injury and shoulder instability.
  • Contact and overuse sport injuries
  • Rehabilitation following joint replacement
  • Basketball injuries
  • Basketball coaching of junior women's teams.

Teams

  • Randwick Rugby Union 1985- present
  • Classic Wallabies
  • Lloyd McDermott 10's Hong Kong 2013,2014
  • Team physiotherapist for the Sydney Rugby Union Representative team in 2012.
  • Previous physiotherapist with Easts Rugby League, Sydney Supersonics and Comets Basketball.
  • Golden Oldies Rugby 2011
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Alan Davies


APA Sports Physiotherapist

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Alan Davies


APA Sports Physiotherapist


Alan is a highly experienced APA Sports Physiotherapist with over 25 years experience in private practice and all levels of sports and age groups from the professional athlete to the junior participant. This has included a 10 year stint with Australian Rugby Union teams including the 7’s and Australia A. He has extensive experience with post operative rehabilitation including ACL reconstruction, hip and knee arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair, acromioplasty / sub acromial decompression and shoulder stabilisation. Alan has excellent manual and exercise prescription skills and is accredited in dry needling.

Alan also consults at Eastside Physiotherapy located in Randwick.

  • Bachelor Of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Cumberland College of Health Sciences 1987
  • Grad Dip Sports Physiotherapy Sydney University 1995
  • APA Sports Physiotherapist
  • Service Provider NSW Institute of Sport

 

Special Interests

  • ACL rehabilitation.
  • Shoulder instability in contact sports.
  • Patellofemoral pain management
  • Osteoarthritis solutions in the active person.
  • Adolescent overuse injuries. (Severs and Osgood Schlatters).
  • Hamstring injury.
  • Lumbar spine stress fracture rehabilitation.
  • Complex groin injury
  • Alan lectures to YR 12 PDHPE students across a number of eastern suburbs high schools

 

Teams

  • Australian Rugby Union Sevens Team Physiotherapist 1998-2009. Approximately 90 international tournaments including 3 World Cups, 1998 (KL), 2002 (Manchester) and 2006 (Melbourne) Commonwealth Games
  • Australia A Rugby Union Team Physiotherapist v British Lions (2001), Japan (2003) and France (2004)
  • Scots College 2008-current
  • NSW U/21 1996-98 Rugby Union
  • Throws coach Scots Athletics 2012-13
  • Cranbrook School Rugby 1988-2000
  • Sydney Olympic Games Football referees
  • 2011 Golden Oldies Rugby Centennial Park

 

 

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Louisa McGinness


APA Sports Physiotherapist

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Louisa McGinness


APA Sports Physiotherapist


Louisa’s areas of interest include physiotherapy for dancers and performers, as well as a wide range of sports.  She recently completed her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy through La Trobe University.

She is able to provide injury assessment with attention to dance technique, as well as pre-pointe screening assessments, dance injury screening and rehabilitation tailored to return the dancer to full training as soon as possible. Louisa has worked with Randwick Rugby Union for 6 years and has toured nationally and internationally with men’s and women’s Rugby 7s teams.  

Louisa was most recently the company physiotherapist for Matilda the Musical during the Sydney and Melbourne seasons.

Special Interests

  • Hip and Groin injury management; including sports-related injuries, long-standing pain and the hypermobile athlete. 
  • Injury assessment and rehabilitation for dancers            

Team involvement

  • Matilda The Musical, Sydney & Melbourne seasons 2015 & 2016
  • Australian Women’s Rugby 7s Youth and Senior Teams  2012 - 2014

  • So You Think You Can Dance Australia 2014 Season

  • NSW women’s Rugby 15s and 7s teams 2009 - 2012

  • Randwick Rugby Union 2010 - 2015, 2017 -

  • Waverly Old Boys Rugby Union 2009

  • Member of International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Australian Physiotherapy Association and Sports Physiotherapy Australia.

 


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Alicia Quirk


Physiotherapist

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Alicia Quirk


Physiotherapist


Alicia Quirk (OAM) graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.  Alicia is also a professionally contracted Australian Women’s 7’s Player competing on the domestic and international 7’s circuit. She is a 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist and recently competed at the Commonwealth Games bringing home a silver medal. She is aspiring to compete at a second Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.

In 2017 she was awarded the Order of Australia Medal and also inducted into the Wagga Wagga Sporting Hall of Fame

She joins the team at ESSMC to pursue her physiotherapy career whilst continuing her professional Australian Rugby 7’s commitments.

Areas of Interest:

  • Knee

  • Tendon rehabilitation

  • Return to high level sport or activity

Professional experience:

  •  Alicia brings to her injury management and rehabilitation a unique perspective of a successful professional athlete who has competed on the World Sevens stage, Olympic and Commonwealth Games.

  • Australian Cross Country Ski Team Camp, Falls Creek, VIC

  • Langkawi International Mountain Biking Competition, Malaysia

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Daniel Mannix


Physiotherapist

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Daniel Mannix


Physiotherapist

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 Dan is currently the rehabilitation physiotherapist for the Australian Women’s Sevens rugby team. Originally from Canberra, He is one of two physiotherapists for the squad of players competing in the World Sevens Series and working towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

 

Dan has recently returned to Australia from a two year stint in the UK working for professional Rugby teams; Leicester Tigers and the Cornish Pirates. Prior to his time in the UK, Dan worked in Canberra with the ACT Brumbies as well as in private practice.

 

Dan has a keen interest in shoulder, hamstring and knee injuries and is currently working towards completing his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University. Dan is committed to providing his patients with a clear understanding of their condition, along with an ongoing rehabilitation plan.

 

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Dr Daniel Biggs


Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr Daniel Biggs


Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr. Daniel Biggs’s major focus is on arthroscopic shoulder and knee reconstructions. He is involved in clinical based research in these areas. His publications in the Orthopaedic literature reflect his special interest in minimally invasive surgeries of the shoulder and knee.

Particular areas of interest and expertise include the following arthroscopic techniques:

  • ACL Reconstructions
  • Meniscal repair
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Reconstruction of the dislocating shoulder
  • Rotator cuff repair

He is also experienced in joint replacement surgery of the shoulder and knee.

Dr. Biggs finished his medical degree at the University of Sydney in 1982. He completed the orthopaedic training scheme in Sydney in 1992. He continued his training with fellowships in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine in Perth, Australia and in Toronto, Canada.

Qualifications:

Medical School

  • University of Sydney (1982)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery M.B.B.S., (1982)

Post Graduate

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons F.R.A.C.S. (Orthopaedics)
  • Dip. Sports Medicine (London, UK)

Registration

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Speciality: Orthopaedic Surgery of the knee and shoulder

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
  • Society of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery of Australia (SESA )
  • Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS)
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA)

Current Appointments ( Public Hospital )

  • Visiting Medical Officer (Orthopaedic Surgeon)
  • Blacktown / Mt Druitt Public Hospital

Private Hospital Visiting Rights

  • Westmead Private Hospital
  • Hills Private Hospital
  • St. George Private Hospital
  • Castle Hill Day Surgery
  • Prince Of Wales Private Hospital
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Dr Tim Heath


Hand Surgery

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Dr Tim Heath


Hand Surgery


MBBS (Hons), MAppEpid, FRACP, FRACS (Plastic Surgery)

Tim Heath is a consultant hand surgeon at Eastern Suburbs Sports Medicine Centre and the principal surgeon at Southern Hand Surgery. He is a specialist with broad expertise in hand and wrist surgery: carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and trigger finger, Dupuytren's disease, tumours and ganglions, microsurgery, fractures, arthritis, and wrist arthroscopy.

 

 Tim graduated from Medicine at Sydney University in 1988. He initially trained as an Infectious Diseases Physician, and spent time as an Infectious Diseases registrar in Darwin, where treatment of leprosy patients reignited a prior interest in hand surgery.  He started his general surgical career in 1998, and subsequently specialised in Plastic Surgery. During surgical training his interest in hand surgery steadily strengthened, and after successfully completing his Fellowship in Plastic Surgery he undertook post-Fellowship training in Hand Surgery at Sydney Hospital. In 2006 he was appointed as a Hand Surgery VMO at both Sydney and Liverpool Hospitals. Tim has been the Director of the Sydney Hospital Hand Surgery Unit (2010-2015), where he continues to work, and to teach Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic surgical trainees. He is a senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, teaching microsurgery to students in the Master of Surgery Programme. In 2013 and 2014 he travelled to Hue Central Hospital, Vietnam, to perform surgery and to teach local surgeons aspects of Hand Surgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, a Member of the Australian Hand Surgery Society, and a Member of the New South Wales Hand Surgery Association.

To find out more about Dr Tim Heath including patient and post op information sheets www.southernhandsurgery.com.au

 

Practise Locations:

Kogarah - Southern Hand Surgery

Bondi Junction - Eastern Suburbs Sports Medicine Centre

 

All Bookings and Enquiries: Phone (02) 9553 9969,   Fax (02) 9553 9979,  Email reception@southernhand.com.au

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Dr Jacob Kaplan


Orthopaedic Surgeon- foot and ankle

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Dr Jacob Kaplan


Orthopaedic Surgeon- foot and ankle

Dr Jacob Kaplan is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon. He is focused on the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the Knee, Foot & Ankle. He completed his orthopaedic training in NSW and then underwent subspecialty foot and ankle surgery training in Toronto, Canada.

He performs all types of Knee, Foot & Ankle surgery. Along with traditional approaches, minimally invasive surgery is now an option for many problems. Minimally invasive surgery can now be performed for Bunions, Hallux Valgus, the Achilles tendon and other tendons. Ankle replacement is now a reasonable option for ankle arthritis. 

Dr Kaplan is particularly interested in the management of Sporting Injuries of the Knee and Ankle, Knee & Ankle Replacement,  Minimally Invasive Foot Deformity Correction, Tendon Problems, the Management of Deformity, Arthritis  and Fractures.

Dr Kaplan is an active member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and the Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.  In addition he is active in the Canadian and American foot and ankle surgery societies.

He operates at East Sydney Private Hospital, St Luke’s Private Hospital, St George Private Hospital & Kareena Private Hospital.

Dr Jacob Kaplan is involved in international research in regard to the developing area of ankle replacement.

Dr Kaplan is an active member of orthopaedic outreach, providing orthopaedic care in the South Pacific.

Consulting at ESSMC will begin in late November 2017.

For further information; drjacobkaplan.com.au

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Sarah Dacres-Mannings


Dietitian

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Sarah Dacres-Mannings


Dietitian


Sarah Dacres-Mannings BSc (Physiology), Grad Dip Nut & Diet, ISAK Level 3, APD MSDA.

Dynamic Dietitians was founded by Sarah. She started her career working at The Children’s Hospital before expanding into sport & corporate health and nutrition. Sarah is passionate about women’s health, insulin resistance, PCOS, irritable bowel syndrome, FODMAPS, teen & kids nutrition, elite sport, corporate health and nutrition.

Sarah is an Advanced Sports Dietitian who successfully advises sporting clubs, professional teams, school sporting teams & athletes on general & sports nutrition. She has held positions with the Australian Institute of Sport, NSW Institute of Sport, NSW Academy of Sport, Australian & NSW Rugby Union, NRL teams (Sydney Roosters, St George Illawarra) Sydney Kings Basketball, Northern Spirit Soccer Club, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company and Australian Defence force. She lectures for the NSW University masters course for Sports Doctors and the Australian College of Sports Physicians.

Sarah has been a Sports Nutrition expert for the Dietitians Association of Australia for the last 12 years. She is a media spokesperson for Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA), also a former NSW Chairperson and national director of SDA. Sarah has been awarded Fellow (Education) status with Sports Dietitians Australia (this is the highest Sports Dietitian level & the first and only NSW Fellow in Education) and she has a Level 3 (Instructor) in body composition measurement (anthropometry). 

In the past, Sarah competed at elite level in numerous sports including light weight rowing and netball, she wongold at a number of national masters rowing titles and a silver from World Masters Rowing Championships, however these days she enjoys ocean swimming and tennis.

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Mike Manoukian


Sports Massage Therapist

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Mike Manoukian


Sports Massage Therapist


 Mike is qualified in Diploma in Remedial Massage, and in Sports Massage and is the founder of Absolute Healing.  Mike is accredited by the Australian Traditional Medicine Society.  Since 2008 he has been an accredited service provider of New South Wales Institute of Sports. Mike has been providing his sports massage services to elite teams and athletes since 2003 and has worked closely with professional Sport’s Doctors, Physiotherapists and Sports Trainers. 

Sydney FC sports medicine team has had Mike as their sports massage therapist since 2005. In 2006 Mike was called up by the Socceroos to work with the team during their Asian Cup qualifier against Kuwait. Mike’s been the Head Sports Massage Therapist with Sydney Football Club, a position he has held from 2007-2012, and was a part of the Asian Champions League with them in 2011.

If you do a lot of sport or training, physical labour or repetitive jobs, sit in front of the computer for long periods then massage can help you reduce muscular tightness associated with these activities.

  • Lower Back and Neck pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Sports and Work Injuries
  • Athletic & General Flexibility
  • General Mobility

TEAMS

  • Sydney FC 2005 – 2012• NSW State of Origin 2007
  • Bulldogs 2006 - 2007
  • New Zealand Warriors 2005
  • Roosters 2004
  • ACT Academy of Sports
  • Swimming Masters National & NSW
  • A1 Grand Prix
  • Australian Formula 3 Racing

 

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Rod Diamond


Exercise Physiologist

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Rod Diamond


Exercise Physiologist


Rod Diamond has over 30 years’ experience in the health, sports, exercise and rehabilitation industries. Rod has been on both sides of the fence, from participating in sport to now practicing as an exercise physiologist and exercise scientist. Rod’s clinical experience encompasses fields including advising, reviewing and providing specific programs and solutions for persons involved in sports, exercise, physical activity, health, fitness and rehabilitation

 

Qualifications

  • B.App.Sc (Exercise and Sports Science) at University of Sydney

  • Dip. Bus (Accounting)

  • Dip. Sports Massage 

  • Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCA)

  • Level 2 Track and Field Coach (Sprints, hurdles and relays)

  • Level 1 Olympic Weightlifting Coach / Sports Power Coach

 

Memberships and Registrations

  • Member of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

  • Registered Provider with Medicare, iCare, NDIS and Dept of Veteran Affairs

 

Specialities, Expertise and Experience 

  • Stem Cell and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.

  • Workers Compensation (I Care) and Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation.

  • Pre-Operative Strength & Conditioning and Post-Operative Rehabilitation.

  • Hydrotherapy and Gym programs.

  • Expert Witness / Medical Legal Reports for liability and damages assessments

  • Rural, Regional and Indigenous Health

  • Lecturing on topics including the treatment of medical conditions, health and disease risk factors, rehabilitation and health and well being  

Stem cells

  • Providing rehabilitation to patients post stem cell treatment, involved in ongoing stem cell research and a co-author of a recently published paper on stem cells:

Publications

Stem Cell paper - Gibbs, Diamond Et al  Management of knee osteoarthritis by combined stromal vascular fraction cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma, and musculoskeletal exercises: a case series”  Journal of Pain Research 2015:8 799–806 

https://www.dovepress.com/management-of-knee-osteoarthritis-by-combined-stromal-vascular-fractio-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-JPR

More information can be found at roddiamond.com.au

 

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Gabrielle Inman


Podiatrist

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Gabrielle Inman


Podiatrist


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Bondi Junction's Sportsmed Clinic Podiatrist, Gabrielle Inman, specializes in lower limb biomechanics and pathology. She graduated at the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Podiatry. Gabrielle is also the owner of her own podiatry clinic and is a trained registered nurse practicing at St Vincent's and the Mater Hospitals.

Gabrielle has a passion for helping people to achieve active and healthy lifestyles. She understands the importance of training to achieve competition goals, whether at an elite or recreational level.

Appropriate footwear is often misunderstood, and wrong choices can cause lower limb pathologies. Gabrielle specializes in footwear and biomechanical assessments, leading to improved biomechanical function.

Gabrielle understands the causes and diagnosis of foot pathology and works with her patients to develop customized treatment plans for best patient outcomes. Being a mother of two active young boys who participate in sport Gabrielle has a special interest pediatric biomechanics.