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Lisa Elkington




M.B.B.S
Sport & Exercise Physician Registrar

Dr Lisa Elkington graduated from the University of Newcastle Medical School and spent 6 years working in general and emergency medicine before moving into full time sports medicine. 

Lisa has worked with a variety of high performance sports in the Department of Sports Medicine at the Australian Institute of Sport for four years, before moving back to Sydney in 2017.  

Lisa has been team doctor for Australian Teams competing internationally in both Athletics and rowing. She has been the medical lead for the Australian Para Athletics team since 2015 including for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. Lisa has a strong interest in Paralympic sport and is passionate about her role in assisting both able bodied and para athletes perform at their best through optimised health and best practice injury management. 

In 2018 Lisa has taken on the role of Principal Medical Officer for Rowing Australia and is heavily involved in both high performance and development level rowing.  Lisa is a keen researcher in the sports medicine space, and has publications in the areas of illness prevention and concussion management including the joint position statement on concussion in sport by the Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Medical Association and the development of the concussioninsport.gov.au concussion education resource.   

Other clinical interests include management of medical conditions in the athletic and exercising population, female athlete health, and exercise for chronic disease management.

Lisa consults in both the Randwick and Hurstville practice rooms.

 

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