Dr Laura McDonald-Wedding joins the team in AUGUST 2024.

Dr Laura Mcdonald-Wedding

Sports Physician Registrar

Dr Laura McDonald-Wedding joins the team in 2024. Laura is passionate about women’s health and female athletes, and enjoys bringing her experience to women’s sporting teams. She is Head Doctor for Hawthorn’s inaugural AFLW side and helped establish the high-performance team to have a strong female health focus.

Laura has also been a keen coach and competitor in calisthenics and dance for over 25 years and currently competes at the highest state championship level. Laura has led research to investigate the epidemiology in dance injuries within calisthenics and is currently working on improving injury prevention within the sport.

Clinical Interests:

  • Dance/Ballet/Gymnastics/Circus/Calisthenics
  • Masters athletes and helping them achieve their goals and health prevention
  • Female health – in particular contraception, iron deficiency, RED-S, bone stress, concussion in female athletes
  • All football codes – AFL, soccer, rugby
  • Kids and paediatrics

Please note, whilst we have listed specific areas of interest for our practitioners, this does not mean they are limited to only the topics listed. All of our sport physicians are thoroughly trained in every aspect of the musculoskeletal system; the subjects noted above are simply areas of personal interest, not expertise.

Previous & current sporting club associations:

  • AFL
  • Hawthorn Football Club
  • Melbourne Rebels
  • Gymnastics Australia
  • Melbourne Victory

To keep up to date with our practitioners’ recent sporting involvements, head over to our MP Sports Physicians Facebook page where you can join our community and be the first to know about our monthly tips on improving general wellbeing and information on common injuries, as well as keeping track of our doctors sporting events/whereabouts.