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. Currently, he is looking after the New Zealand Women’s Football team, the Football Ferns, who are on the road to Rio Olympics, 2016. Previously he has attended Olympic and Commonwealth Games, and been the medical director for NZ Shooting, NZ Bowls, and NZ Bike. He has also looked after the Marist Brothers, Auckland Development and Auckland NPC rugby teams, Warriors Development and the 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 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 Sports Physicians (ACSP) Interview Panel Chris is involved in preparing the Part 2 examinations. He has also been the New Zealand National Training Coordinator for the College.
His 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. He still plays senior Ice Hockey for the Flatliners.