Sports and Exercise Physician Doctor

  • Experts in Musculo-Skeletal Injuries
  • Experts in advising people with medical illness and issues in appropriate exercise programmes and sporting activity
  • Sports Physicians and Sports Doctors can provide the initial assessment and refer for appropriate testing. If required, in order to make an accurate initial diagnosis.
  • Activate and co-ordinate an injury management plan.
  • Sports Physicians and sports doctors have a network of excellent specialists in their respective fields whom they may refer you to for further treatment.
  • These include orthopaedic and general surgeons, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, sports podiatrists, nutritionists, remedial masseurs, sports psychologists etc

General

Sports Medicine Physicians are experts in musculoskeletal injuries. They also are trained in helping people with medical issues and illnesses, particularly in relation to exercise programmers or sporting activity.

They are also often the first point of call for a person with a musculoskeletal problem, whether from sports, exercise, work or just general daily activities.

These physicians can provide the initial assessment and refer for appropriate testing in order to make an accurate initial diagnosis. From this a management plan can be instituted.

The sports medicine physicians have a network of excellent specialists in their respective fields whom they may refer you to for further treatment. These include orthopaedic and general surgeons, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, sports podiatrists, nutritionists, remedial masseurs, sports psychologists etc.

Sports and Exercise Physicians

Grace BryantDr Grace Bryant OAM

MBBS Grad Dip Sports Sc, FASMF, FACSP

Sports & Exercise physician

Is a foundation member of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Medicine and one of the Inaugural Fellows of the College. Grace is also a Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation.

Grace is a consulting Sports Physician at Kensington and a Director of Sports Medicine at Sydney University on Main Campus.

She was inducted as a General Member into the Australian Hall of Fame in 2017 for her contribution to Sports Medicine.

• Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Commonwealth Games Team Gold Coast 2018 and Glasgow 2014
• A service provider for NSW Institute of Sport
• A regional doctor for the Australian Institute of Sport
• A member of the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee
• Medical Officer for NSW Swifts Netball Team
• Medical Consultant for Bangarra Dance Company
• Medical Consultant to Australian & Cronulla Water Polo
• Medical Consultant to the Northern Cooperative Meat Company

She has previously served as:

• Medical officer for Australian Olympic Team in Atlanta, Sydney, Beijing and London.
• Medical officer for Australian Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Manchester, Melbourne and Delhi. She was also Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Melbourne and Delhi games.
• Chief Medical Officer Australian Water Polo, Netball Australia.
• Team physician Newtown and Canterbury-Bankstown Rugby League and Sydney Swans.
• Touring Medical Officer with Hockeyroos.
• President of the NSW Branch of Sports Medicine Australia.
• Secretary of the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Medicine.
• Senior Lecturer Sydney University, School of Exercise and Sport Science.
• Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK).
• Served on the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

Dr Grace Bryant has been recognised for her long association with elite sports as both a physician and as an athlete. She was awarded:

• University Blues for outstanding sporting achievement in Netball and Water Polo.
• The Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for services to sport.
• The Medal of the Order of Australia for services to sports medicine in 2008.
• The Australian Sports Commission Sports Award for services to Women’s sports in 2004.
• She was inducted into the Australian Netball Hall of Fame in 2012.
• Life Service Membership with Netball Australia.
• Life Member of Cronulla Water Polo.
• Life Member NSW Netball.

Clinical Interests:

• Musculo-skeletal injuries to shoulder, groin, shoulder and lower limb.
• Women in sport.
• Education and consultation on drugs in sport issues.

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