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Dr Chris Hanna

Sport and Exercise Physician

MBChB, MMedSci, FACSEP

 
 

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 post-graduate 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. 

As part of his role on the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) Interview Panel Chris is involved in preparing the Part 2 examinations. He has, until recently,  also been the New Zealand National Training Coordinator for the College. 

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 obsession with bicycles. 

 
 

Team Involvement and Achievements:

 

Current:

  • Honorary Lecturer, The Goodfellow Unit, The University of Auckland, 2010 to current
  • Research interests include tears of the pectoralis major muscle and Groin Pain in Footballers

Previous:

  • New Zealand High Performance Sport Medical Provider
  • Team Doctor Football Ferns 2016
  • 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
  • Medical Director Badminton NZ (the Black Cocks), 2006-2008
  • Medical Director New Zealand Warriors Rugby League Team, 2001-2005
  • Medical Director New Zealand Rugby League Team (Kiwis) 2000-2004
  • Medical Director NZ Bowls, 2001-2004
  • Medical Director Cycling NZ, 1999-2000
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, Sports Medicine Diploma 1998-2010
  • State Training Coordinator for the Australasian College of Sports Physicians

 

 

Other team members:

 

Dr Mark Fulcher

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr James McGarvey

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Dan Exeter

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Tony Edwards

Sport and Exercise Physician

Mr Simon Young

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Graham Paterson

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Noah Whitehead

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Simon Kim

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Craig Panther

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Sarah Beable

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Julie Shamlaye

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Simon Baker

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Caroline Stuart

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Stephen Kara

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Amitesh Kumar

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Colleen Winstanley

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Kimberley Wells

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Mr Rob Elliott

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hannah Crosswell

Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP)

Dane Baker

Performance Dietitian