Our Team.

Sports Physicians


Sports Physician

Leesa started MP Sports Physicians on moving back to the Mornington Peninsula in 2004.

During her years of specialist training and subsequent to this, she has developed particular interests in gymnastics, netball and Australian Rules Football. She also has a special interest in adolescent and paediatric sports medicine and female athletes and the issues particular to them. Other areas of particular interest include medical conditions and exercise, tendon pathology, bone health/ stress fractures and exercise related lower leg pain.

Her elite athlete experience includes an AIS fellowship, several years with the Melbourne Demons Football Club and several years as the Australian Netball 21/U team physician. She has worked at the Olympic games in the field of Gymnastics and travelled as team physician to the World University Games. Leesa has also served as the Chief Medical Officer for Netball Australia.

She is widely published in the field of myofascial trigger points and their treatment and gives many courses and lectures instructing practitioners on the use of dry needling techniques to treat this condition, both locally and internationally.

Leesa regularly writes educational updates for the Australian Doctor Magazine.

Leesa’s real passion is ensuring that the general populace can remain active for as long as possible and believes that the focus of sports medicine is the local community, where we can achieve long term health benefits by encouraging and allowing continued physical activity.




Judith is a Sport and Exercise Physician who has extensive experience in both Australia and New Zealand. >From 2001 to 2009 she worked in private practice in Canberra where she was also consultant to ACTAS and ADFA. She was medical director for Triathlon Australia from 2003 to 2009. She attended the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics and several world championships with the triathlon team.

In 2010 she returned to Tauranga in NZ where she worked in private practice and was also a consultant to High Performance NZ. From 2010 to 2016 she was medical director for Triathlon NZ. She attended the 2016 Rio Olympics as a NZ team doctor.

Judith has also had experience with a number of other sports including AFL, rugby sevens, rugby league, hockey, cycling and athletics.

Judith has been a particular interest in endurance sport and womens health. She has previously worked for Otago University providing teaching in “Womens issues in sport” for their Sports Medicine Diploma. She has also published research on wrist injuries and kayaking.

She has competed internationally in Mountain running, and has been a 2 x Australian Mountain running champion. She has also won NSW and ACT road cycling championships.


Sports Registrars



Dr Sachin Khullar, registrar at MP Sports Physicians, graduated in 2001 and has a double Masters degree in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery from India. He relocated to Australia in 2012. His passion for sports and being a keen sportsman himself, he has chosen a career in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

He has spent his time in Australia working in Emergency Medicine and Orthopaedics and has now commenced the training program with the Australasian College of Sports Physicians. He is currently studying the Diploma of Sports Medicine through the International Olympic Committee and has recently earned qualifications in Ultrasound techniques and Emergency Medicine.

His keen interest in research has seen him publish many articles in the medical literature and he has presented at many Australian and International Conferences.

Before his move to the Mornington Peninsula, Sachin worked with the Central Queensland Capras in the Intrust Cup matches.
Sachin will be acting as club doctor to the Frankston Dolphins in the VFL.

He has particular interest in concussion, tendon injuries and adolescent sporting injuries.

Outside of work, Sachin enjoys spending time with his family, playing table tennis, badminton and cricket. He is pleased to be calling the Peninsula home.




Danielle is an accredited senior registrar of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Tasmania along with a Bachelor of Medical Science. She has worked in several hospitals including St Vincent’s where she completed the Australasian College of Surgeons Basic Surgical Training Program.

Danielle’s keen interests in general health, non-surgical management of sporting injuries and rehabilitation have directed her ongoing practice to expand on these areas as a sports physician registrar. She is also currently undertaking final year of the International Olympic Committee Diploma of Sports Medicine.

Danielle has worked with Western Jets TAC football team and provided medical game cover for GWS Giants and Melbourne Rugby 1sts. She is a Rowing Australia preferred provider for school and club rowers.

Danielle has a personal and professional interest in triathlon and endurance sports. She has worked as medical support at the Ironman World Championships in Kona.

Her other personal interests include running, cycling and skiing and in particular, spending time with family. Danielle is passionate about keeping people active in life and in sport. She relishes the opportunity to help her patients resume a balanced and active lifestyle.