Dr Prasanna Gamage

Sports Physician Registrar

Dr Prasanna Gamage is a Sport and Exercise Medicine registrar with the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP). He is dedicated to patient care in managing sports-related injuries, injury rehabilitation and prevention, and non-surgical management of musculoskeletal conditions in both athletic and non-athletic populations.

Clinical Interests:

  • Diagnosing and managing acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and conditions
  • Non-surgical management of acute sports injuries
  • Cricket related injuries: management and prevention.
  • Interventional musculoskeletal treatments
  • Ultrasound guided musculoskeletal injection therapies

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.

Qualifications:

  • MBBS (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  • MSc in Sports and Exercise Science/Nutrition (University of Stirling, UK)
  • IOC Diploma in Sports Medicine (International Olympic Committee)
  • PhD in Sports Medicine (Federation University Australia -Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship). PhD thesis: injury prevention in cricket with focus on musculoskeletal injuries and exertional heat illnesses

Previous & current sporting club associations:

  • Field of play doctor for men’s basketball at the Rio Olympic Games (2016)
  • Team doctor for Frankston Dolphins Football Team (VFL) from 2020-2021
  • Team doctor: Cricket Australia National Deaf Men’s Cricket Team for T20 World Championship in Dubai (Oct 2022)
  • Match day doctor for Cricket WBBL and Second XI cricket for 2022/2023 season
  • Medical support for FINA Swimming World Championship (25m), Melbourne; Dec 2022.
  • In addition, Prasanna has worked with variety of sports teams/event medical coverage including NRL, rugby league, soccer, volleyball and cricket.

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