Dr James Lawrence is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician, having completed his specialist training with the Australasian College of Sports Physicians. He was recipient of the College Medal for high achievement in the Fellowship examinations in 2014.
James is currently involved in a number of elite level sports organisations:
- Head doctor with Sydney FC
- Sports physician to Sydney Dance Company and Bangarra Dance Theatre
- Provider to Australian Rowing Team representatives
Prior positions have included the Chief Medical Officer for Australian Paralympic Winter Sport, and team doctor with the Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL team.
James also has a strong interest in Expedition and Wilderness medicine. He currently consults to an adventure travel company, for which he has provided medical cover on treks to Mt Kilimanjaro and Peru. As such he has an interest in altitude medicine and has recently published research on this topic.
He has expertise in the management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, including tendon, muscle and joint injuries, as well as medical problems as they apply to sport, exercise and altitude. He sees dancers of all ages and ability. Regular involvement in youth and development squads in AFL, Rugby, League, Soccer and Rowing have led to an interest and expertise in child and adolescent injuries.
A doctor’s referral is required to see Dr Lawrence in clinic, and he will correspond with your GP, physiotherapist, coach or other treating practitioner as needed to optimise a multidisciplinary approach to your care.