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Dr Philippa Inge

Sport and Exercise Physician

 

Pip is passionate about Sport and Exercise medicine and enjoys working with all members of the community whether in an elite sporting environment, achieving a personal goal or simply those wanting to lead an active and healthy life.

Pip attended medical school at Monash University before working in numerous roles within the public hospital system, gaining knowledge in various aspects of acute medicine.  In 2015 she commenced at Olympic Park as a Sports Medicine registrar before moving to Hobart for a sea-change to complete her training. Pip was awarded a Fellow of the College of Sports and Exercise Physicians in 2019, has moved back home to Melbourne and is excited to return to consulting at Olympic Park.

Pip has had extensive experience working with professional cricketers as the State Medical Officer for Tasmania and more recently as the Team Doctor for the Australian Womens Cricket Team. As a result, Pip travels regularly with the Australian girls. She is looking forward to being part of their T20 World Cup Campaign on home soil in February 2020 and also taking on the role of Chief Medical Officer for the T20 Men’s World Cup. Pip has experience across a variety of sports at a professional level including AFL, tennis, hockey, gymnastics and as a gold service provider for Rowing Australia.

In her personal life, Pip enjoys keeping fit and active and is a keen recreational runner, enjoying a morning jog with her dog as well as competing in various running events and long-distance triathlons. Her personal involvement in these activities has led to an interest in working with runners and endurance athletes in their preparation, whether it be a first first fun run or an ultra-endurance race.

Pips practice also focuses on working with active and non-active members of the community to assist them in understanding the benefits of physical activity in the reduction of many chronic health diseases such as type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis and mental health issues. She has a particular interest in female athletes (in relation to hormonal changes, nutritional deficiencies, menstrual and bone health), stress fractures, fatigue in athletes and concussion management with her primary aim to get people back to doing what they love as quickly and safely as possible.