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 and Chief Medical Officer for the St Kilda AFLW.

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.




Dr Sachin Khullar is a specialist in Sports and Exercise Medicine. He has a double degree in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery from his native India.

He has worked with the Frankston Dolphins and was a field of play Doctor for track-cycling at the Rio Olympics. He is currently working with the AFL academy and is the chief Doctor for Victorian Metro U-16 and U-18 teams.

In the past, Dr Khullar has been a part of the medical team of the premiership winning Richmond Tigers team. He was also the Australian team doctor for Youth Commonwealth games, held in Bahamas and Summer Universiade held in Taipei along with working in A league soccer and FFA championships.


Sports Registrars



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.



MBBS ACSEP -Overseas trained specialist

Dr Mona Shabghareh obtained her medical degree and Bachelor of Medical Science at Shiraz University of Medical Science (Iran) in 2009.  Since then, Mona has been practicing in the field of Sport and Exercise medicine and in 2012 attained her sports Medicine fellowship.

Mona has been practicing in many hospitals and sports clinics and has worked with many sporting teams such as the Iran National Volleyball team for over 10 years.

In 2018 The Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Medicine recognized her as partially comparable to that of an ACSEP trained Sport and Exercise Physician and she will start practicing with M P Sports Physicians as a third year registrar.

Mona has a keen interest in women athletes health as well as ultrasound guided tendon and joint injections.  She is pleased to be working as joint club doctor with the St Kilda VFLW team for their 2020 season.

Her personal interests are tennis, Pilates and Zoomba!