Sports & Exercise Physicians

Axis Sports Medicine Specialists are experts in the field of Sport and Exercise medicine. Our team specialise in injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment & rehabilitation for a wide range of active people from professional & recreational athletes, through to school aged kids or weekend warriors.

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Our doctors work with many of New Zealand’s leading sports organisations (including Athletics New Zealand, Football New Zealand, Hockey New Zealand, The Northern Mystics), and provide our medical services to a number of major sporting events (The Olympics, Commonwealth Games and the ASB Classic), but most of all we pride ourselves on offering the same level of care to any active kiwi.

If you are injured or suffering challenges with your exercise, we’d love to help.

Your specialist, through careful examination and appropriate investigations, will diagnose your injury, explain the various treatment options available to you, and then, working closely with physios, surgeons and a number of other health professionals, will build a plan that works for you.

In order to see one of our specialists just ask for a referral from your GP, physio or accident and emergency doctor, then call us to make an appointment. Podiatrists, chiropractors, osteopaths, registered nurses, and other specialists can refer to us as well.

We also have a clinic in Glenfield if this would be easier for you to visit; more information is available at axissportsmedicine.co.nz.

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Our Sports & Exercise Physicians

Meet our talented team of Sports & Exercise Physicians on board at Unisports.

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Dr Tony Edwards

MBCHB, FACSEP

Clinical Interests:

  • Ankle
  • Injury prevention
  • Sports injuries

Sporting Interests:

  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Golf

Experience:

  • New Zealand High Performance Sport Medical Provider
  • Medical Director for Hockey New Zealand 
  • Member of the F-MARC research committee, FIFA
  • Member of the FIFA Medical Committee
  • Medical Director for NZ Olympic Team, Atlanta 1996, NZ Commonwealth Games Team 1994;
  • Team Physician for the NZ Olympic Team, Barcelona 1992, NZ Commonwealth Games Team, Auckland 1990
  • Previous Medical Director High Performance Sport NZ

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Dr Graham Paterson

MBCHB, FACSEP

Clinical Interests:

  • Back
  • Injury prevention
  • Sports injuries

Sporting Interests:

  • Rugby
  • Golf
  • Squash

Experience:

  • New Zealand High Performance Sports Medicine Provider
  • Medical Adviser, New Zealand Olympic Advisory Committee
  • HPSNZ Medical Director Kayak
  • Advisory role and relieving Team Doctor Counties Manukau Rugby
  • Member of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Advisory Board (University of Auckland)
  • All Blacks Doctor 2004-2005
  • Team Physician New Zealand Commonwealth Games Team, Delhi 2010, Glasgow 2014
  • Medical Director NZ Canoe Racing
  • Medical Director NZ Squash
  • Medical Director NZ Golf

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Dr Chris Hanna

MBCHB, MMedSci, FACSEP

Clinical Interests:

  • Back
  • Hip
  • Groin
  • Sports injuries

Sporting Interests:

  • Rugby
  • Golf
  • Squash

Experience:

  • New Zealand High Performance Sport Medical Provider
  • Team Doctor Football Ferns
  • Team Physician ASB Classic Men's Tennis Tournament
  • Honorary Lecturer, The Goodfellow Unit, The University of Auckland, 2010 to current
  • State Training Coordinator for the Australasian College of Sports Physicians
  • Team Physician New Zealand Olympic Team, Athens 2004 and London 2012
  • Medical Director NZ Commonwealth Games team, Melbourne 2006
  • Medical Director Athletics New Zealand 2011-2014
  • Medical Director New Zealand Shooting Federation
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, Sports Medicine Diploma 1998-2010

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Dr Mark Fulcher

MBCHB, MMedSci, FACSEP

Clinical Interests:

  • Knee
  • Concussion
  • Injury prevention
  • Sports injuries

Sporting Interests:

  • Football
  • Netball

Experience:

  • New Zealand High Performance Sport Medical Provider
  • Medical Director New Zealand Football
  • Team Doctor White Ferns Football Team Rio 2016 Olympic Games 
  • Lead Physician ASB Classic Men's and Women's Tennis Tournaments
  • Team Physician New Zealand Olympic Team, Beijing 2008, London 2012
  • Team Doctor All Whites Football Team
  • Team Doctor Northern Mystics Netball Team
  • Consultant Physician Wellington Phoenix Football Team
  • Senior Lecturer, Sports Medicine Diploma (University of Auckland)
  • ACC Sports Collaboration Group Member
  • Editor FIFA Football Medicine Diploma

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Dr James McGarvey

MBCHB, FACSEP

Clinical Interests:

  • Concussion
  • Injury prevention
  • Sports injuries

Sporting Interests:

  • Rugby

Experience:

  • New Zealand High Performance Sports Medicine Provider
  • NZ Rugby Sevens program doctor
  • Chiefs Rugby doctor 2012, 2013
  • NZ Under-20 rugby team doctor 2010, 2011
  • Rugby World Cup City Medical Officer and Coordinator, Auckland, 2011
  • Auckland Rugby Air New Zealand cup doctor 2008-10

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Dr Dan Exeter

MBCHB, MMedSci, FACSEP

Clinical Interests:

  • Concussion
  • Injury prevention
  • Sports injuries

Sporting Interests:

  • Athletics
  • AFL

Experience:

  • New Zealand High Performance Sports Medicine Provider
  • Health Care Team Rio 2016 Olympic Games
  • Medical Director Athletics NZ
  • Event Physician ITU World Championships, World Rowing Championships, FIFA U-20 World Cup and qualifiers
  • Consultant Physician Hawthorn Football Club (AFL)
  • Team Physician Hawthorn Football Club (AFL) 2012- 14, 
  • Tournament Physician ASB Classic and Heineken Open 2011-12
  • Fulham Football Club Team Doctor, 2006-2008

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Dr Sarah Beable

Registrar, MBCHB, Dip Sports Med

Clinical Interests:

  • Female Athlete Health
  • Injury prevention
  • Sports injuries

Sporting Interests:

  • Cycling
  • Triathlon

Experience:

  • New Zealand High Performance Sports Medicine Provider
  • Health Care Team Rio 2016 Olympic Games
  • Medical Director Cycling NZ
  • Team Physician New Zealand Commonwealth Games Team, Glasgow 2014
  • Touring team doctor Silver Ferns (netball) 2013/2014
  • Rugby World Cup City Medical Officer, Auckland 2011

Dr Simon Baker

Registrar, MBCHB, Dip Sports Med

Clinical Interests:

  • Concussion
  • Injury prevention
  • Sports injuries

Sporting Interests:

  • Rugby

Experience:

  • Medical Director for Pathway to Podium at High Performance Sport New Zealand
  • Team doctor Counties Manukau Rugby

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Dr Julie Shamlaye

Registrar, MBCHB, Dip Sports Med

Clinical Interests:

  • Injury prevention
  • Sports injuries

Sporting Interests:

  • Dance
  • Football
  • Swimming

Experience:

  • Team Physician Football Ferns
  • Team Physician Seychelles Commonwealth Games Team, Glasgow 2014