Dr Chris Hanna

Director | Sport and Exercise Physician

MBChB, MMedSci, FACSEP

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Chris is a Physician at Axis and has been involved with a number of elite sporting teams across a variety of codes, including the New Zealand Women's Football, Auckland NPC Rugby, The Warriors, and The Kiwi Rugby League Team. Chris has also attended both The Olympic and Commonwealth Games. His clinical interests are rupture of the pectoralis major, hip and groin pain, and knee injuries.

About

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Chris is a Sport and Exercise Physician at Axis and has been involved with a number of elite sporting teams across a variety of codes. Previously, he has looked after the New Zealand Women's Football team, the Football Ferns, on their road to Rio Olympics, 2016. Chris has attended both Olympic and Commonwealth Games, and been the medical director for NZ Shooting, NZ Bowls, and NZ Bike (now Cycling NZ). He has also looked after the Marist Brothers, Auckland Development and Auckland NPC rugby teams, Warriors Development and Warriors NRL, and the Kiwi Rugby League teams. 

Chris began studying sports medicine in 1993, joined the UniSports team in 1997, and has been a partner of Axis Sports Medicine Specialists since 2001. He has completed a postgraduate certificate in sports medicine, two diplomas in sports medicine, a Masters in Medical Science focusing on groin pain, and the specialist training programme for the Australasian College of Sports Physicians. 

Chris has been a member of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) Interview Panel and involved in preparing the Part 2 examinations. He has been the New Zealand Zone Training Coordinator for the College since 2001. 

Chris' clinical interests are rupture of the pectoralis major, hip and groin pain, and knee injuries. Outside of the clinic, Chris has a passion for woodworking and has recently developed a bit of an interest in axe and knife making. 

Team Involvement and Achievements

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Current:

  1. Research interests include tears of the pectoralis major muscle and groin pain in footballers

Previous:

  1. New Zealand High Performance Sport Medical Provider
  2. Team Doctor Football Ferns 2012 to 2016
  3. Team Physician New Zealand Olympic Team, Athens 2004 and London 2012
  4. Medical Director NZ Commonwealth Games team, Melbourne 2006
  5. Medical Director Athletics New Zealand 2011-2014
  6. Medical Director New Zealand Shooting Federation
  7. Medical Director Badminton NZ (the Black Cocks), 2006-2008
  8. Medical Director New Zealand Warriors Rugby League Team, 2001-2005
  9. Medical Director New Zealand Rugby League Team (Kiwis) 2000-2004
  10. Medical Director NZ Bowls, 2001-2004
  11. Medical Director Cycling NZ, 1999-2000
  12. Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, Sports Medicine Diploma 1998-2010
  13. Zone Training Coordinator for the Australasian College of Sports Physicians