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Our Team

6 Figtree Drive Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Practitioners from Sydney Sports Medicine Centre were integral in developing the athlete care program for the Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games. They also filled many roles at the Games including Head of Athlete Care, Head of Clinical Services, and Senior Physiotherapist in the PolyClinic Physiotherapy Unit. Others were directly involved with many of the Australian Teams and individual athletes.

Sydney Sports Medicine had its beginnings in 1995, in a small space in the State Sports Centre , relocating in 2006 to new premises within the NSW Institute of Sport building. With this move to a newer, larger facility, SSMC were able to offer more services and an increased capacity for all of the disciplines.

There is no injury too big, too small or too complicated, and whilst many of our patients are athletes, we apply the same assessment formula, patient care and the benefits of our experience to all patients.

  • Vanessa Alvaro

    Physiotherapist

    Vanessa is passionate about working with clients to achieve their goals, through education, self-management, manual therapy, exercise prescription and training modifications.

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  • Chris Baresic

    Exercise Physiologist

    Chris’s passion for helping people through Exercise Physiology services arose due to a combination of his sporting background and personal experiences with Chronic Disease and Injury rehabilitation.

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  • Luke Bowen

    Exercise Physiologist

    Having an extensive background and passion for sports, especially rugby league, cricket, golf and athletics, Luke also consults both coaches and athletes in various sports and activities.

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  • Dr Corey Cunningham

    Sport & Exercise Physician

    Dr Cunningham’s experience includes working with elite teams across many sports, including rugby, soccer, rugby league, paralympic sport, rowing, sailing and golf. He is the Medical Director of the NSW Institute of Sport.

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  • Carla-Jo Cutrupi

    Sports Massage Therapist

    Carla-Jo uses her background in sport science and thorough knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy to tailor a treatment plan for each patient based on their goals and needs.

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  • Dr Seamus Dalton

    Sport & Exercise Physician

    Seamus Dalton is qualified as both a Rehabilitation Physician and a Sports Physician. He also spent a year as a Rheumatology Research fellow in Cambridge where he developed his clinical and research interest in the shoulder.

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  • Tom Donaldson

    Physiotherapist

    Tom served with the Australian Olympic Men’s water polo team in Rio and is presently assisting setup of the water polo program towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games.

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  • Holly Edstein

    Dietitian

    Holly Edstein is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Sports Dietitian (AccSD). Holly has learnt just how powerful nutrition and the way we eat is in its capacity to enhance lives.

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  • Kingsley Gibson

    Physiotherapist

    Kingsley has had extensive experience with elite national teams. For his services to gymnastics, the Commonwealth, in the year 2000 awarded Kingsley with a Sports Services Medal.

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  • Jacqui Gilbert

    Sports Massage Therapist

    Jacqui works with the NSW Swimming and NSWIS swimmers both in competition and training phases. She also treats patients from other sports such as athletics, tennis, soccer, diving, cycling, archery and winter sports, as well as with the NSW Institute of Sport.

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  • Dr Brian Hsu

    Adult and Paediatric Spine Surgeon

    Dr Hsu’s interests lie in all aspects of spine surgery and spinal disorders, in particular, adult and paediatric spine deformity, complex cervical reconstructions, spinal osteotomies and degenerative cervical and lumbar conditions.

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  • Dr Ameer Ibrahim

    Sport & Exercise Physician

    Dr Ameer Ibrahim specialises in non-surgical treatments for Tendinopathies, Osteoarthritis and sporting injuries. He has a special interest in stem cell research, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and ultrasound guided injections.

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  • Henry Jones

    Physiotherapist

    Henry has a keen interest in acute sporting injuries, bio-mechanical analysis and working with athletes to help them achieve their athletic goals and stay injury free.

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  • Anthony Kaleel

    Sports Massage Therapist

    Anthony has worked with Sydney FC during their successful inaugural A-League season, Athletics Australia, Sydney Marathon, Foster Ironman, Australian and NSW Weightlifting Teams, PGA Tour of Australasia and the professional athletes from the Women's Tennis Association.

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  • Brent Kirkbride

    Physiotherapist

    Brent Kirkbride is an experienced APA titled Sports Physiotherapist and NSW Institute of Sport Physiotherapy Consultant working with the state’s top 750 elite athletes, coaches and managers.

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  • Dr Donald Kuah

    Sport & Exercise Physician

    Dr Donald Kuah is an experienced Sports and Exercise Physician specialist and one of the founding practitioners at Sydney Sports Medicine Centre in Olympic Park.

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  • Dr Peter Lam

    Foot & Ankle Surgeon

    Dr Lam has particular expertise in sports related injuries of the foot and ankle including in the use of arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery.

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  • Rob Mullard

    Physiotherapist

    Rob has extensive experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries. His treatment approach is based on identifying functional / bio-mechanical deficits and correcting them to prevent recurrent injury and improve performance.

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  • Dr Sushil Pant

    Shoulder Surgeon

    Dr Sushil Pant is an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in all aspects of shoulder surgery. He is the founder and medical director of the Sydney Shoulder Unit.

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  • Bandoll Pho

    Soft Tissue Therapist

    Bandoll has a wealth of experience treating people from all walks of life. With over 10 years of experience as a personal trainer, Bandoll has made a smooth transition over to massage therapy through his knowledge of anatomy, movement and injury prevention/management.

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  • Lauren Ramia

    Remedial Massage Therapist

    Lauren’s focus is on preventing injuries and enhancing performance for athletes and people who lead an active lifestyle. Having injuries in the past and been through the rehabilitation process, gives her a thorough appreciation of her client’s desires to be injury free and performing to the best of their ability.

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  • Trent Salkavich

    Podiatrist

    Trent treats the Penrith Panthers and has consulted to the Sydney International Tennis tournament since 2010. Trent also works with the Royal Australian Military College, Duntroon and Defence Force Academy Barracks in Canberra and Sydney.

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  • Deborah Schulstad

    Sports Massage Therapist

    Debbi has been working and traveling to the Olympics with the Australian Track and Field team. She has also worked with other sporting groups including the GWS Giants, the Sydney Kings and the Australian Boomers.

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  • Emily Smith

    Podiatrist

    Emily enjoys consulting with Australian Defence Force members, elite athletes of NSWIS and social or competitive individuals. She is proud to have consulted the 2011 Wallabies world cup squad and supports participants of charitable organisations including OXFAM trailwalker and CanToo.

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  • Sports Physician Registrars



    Sydney Sports Medicine Centre is a centre for training doctors undertaking specialisation from the Australasian College of Sports Physicians. A doctor's referral is not required to see them.


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  • Dr Peter Walker

    Hip and Knee Surgeon

    Dr Qurashi is a Sydney trained and based hip & knee surgeon with expertise in SuperPATH Hip and Knee replacement, realignment & ligament reconstructive surgery.

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  • Richard Windybank

    Podiatrist

    Richard consults to the Waratahs and Wallabies Rugby, and The Sydney Kings, and Sydney Flames in basketball. He treats NSW track and field athletes, as well as a huge number of recreational runners.

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  • Dr David Wood

    Knee Surgeon

    Dr Wood specialises in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee. He has expertise in ligament reconstruction, patella disorders as well as replacement of knees and hips.

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  • Isabel Young

    Sports Dietitian

    Isabel is an Accredited Practicing dietitian (APD) graduating from the University of Sydney. Since graduating Isabel has worked in a clinical setting seeing patients for a range of chronic and lifestyle diseases including diabetes, heart disease and post stroke.

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  Do I Need A Referral?


Please note, if you are seeing a Sport & Exercise Physician or Orthopaedic Surgeon, then a GP referral is required in order to qualify for a Medicare rebate. Referrals from Allied Health providers cannot be used in place of a referral from a GP.

Sydney Sports Medicine Centre
Level 2, NSWIS Building
6 Figtree Drive
Sydney Olympic Park
NSW 2127

Written Correspondence
PO Box 3275
Rhodes NSW 2138

  (02) 9764 3131           (02) 9764 3443

     

Appointments are available for some disciplines:

Mon - Fri
Saturdays

6:30am - 7:30pm
6:30am - 1:30pm

Reception is open:

Mon - Thurs
Fridays
Saturdays

8:00am - 7:00pm
8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 1:00pm

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