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Dr John Orchard

Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician

Certificate in Clinician Performed Ultrasound (CCPU) Musculoskeletal – ASUM

  More information including fees at Dr John Orchard's website
To electronically send information (including referral details, scan reports) through, please fax to +61 2 8088 1238

Special Interests:
  • Achilles, patellar, hamstring and other tendinopathies
  • Groin injuries (e.g. adductor tendinopathy, sports hernia)
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Other running and sprinting injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hamstring and other muscle strains
  • Pre-surgical opinion for ACL injuries
  • Tennis elbow and rotator cuff tendinopathies
  • Cortisone, polidocanol and PRP injections
  • Shock wave therapy for tendon disorders

Info for patients:


MBBS (University of Melbourne, 1989)
BA (University of Melbourne, 1989)
PhD (University of New South Wales, 2000)
MD (University of Melbourne, 2006)

Fellow of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians
Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine
Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation
Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK)

Certificate in Clinician Performed Ultrasound (CCPU) Musculoskeletal - Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine

Academic Positions:

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, 2008 - present
Board member, NSW Sporting Injuries Committee, 2000 - 2009
Assistant Editor (Clinical), Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2002 - 2004
Editorial Board, International Sportsmed Journal, 2000 - present
Editorial Board member, British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2001 - present
Editorial Board member, American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2004 - present
Editorial Board member, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine 2009 - present
Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine 2010 - present
Injury survey coordinator, Australian Football League 1992-present
Injury survey coordinator, Cricket Australia 1998-present
Injury survey consultant, Australian Rugby Union 2000-2002
Conjoint Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales sports medicine, 1997 - present
Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne Centre for sports medicine research and education, 2001- present

Team coverage:
Sydney Roosters Rugby League Club (NRL) team doctor 1998 - 2013
Cricket NSW 2008 - present
Sydney Sixers 2011- present

NSW State of Origin team doctor 2000-2006
Country Rugby League Representative team doctor 1998-2000
Australian U/23 Olympic soccer team 1996, South African tour
Sydney Swans Football Club (AFL) 1994-1997, club doctor
Australian Cricket Team (touring medical officer India 2007, West Indies T20 World Cup 2010, England 2012)
Canberra Bushrangers Baseball Team (ABL) 1991-1993
AIS Women’s Basketball team (WNBL) 1993
Hawthorn Football Club (AFL) U/19 team doctor 1990-1991