Luke Blunden

Luke Blunden

Physiotherapist

Luke Blunden is a highly qualified and experienced Physiotherapist. He comes to us with a long history of working in both private practice and at the Ballarat Base Hospital, where he has worked closely with our orthopaedic surgeons for many years in senior orthopaedic and advanced musculoskeletal roles. He brings a clear sense of what is needed both pre- and post-operatively to get the best outcome from your surgery or to do what may be needed to avoid surgery where possible.

He also has a strong sporting background. He has been an athlete himself and completed additional qualifications as a Master of Sports Physiotherapy, during which he worked at the Australian Institute of Sport and the Western Bulldogs. He is an accredited Athletics Coach and a level 1 strength and conditioning coach. Luke has been a key treating Physiotherapist for Australian Olympic Gold medallist Jared Tallent and many other elite Australian and international athletes. He has gained the advanced status of APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, a title that requires many years of extra study and work in the sporting field.

Luke will be consulting in our Sports Medicine Department 5 days a week from June 11 2019. You can book to see him through our on-line booking system, or call us

Dr. James Ooi

Dr. James Ooi

Sports and Exercise Medicine Registrar

After graduating with honours from Monash University in 2016, James trained for several years at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. During this time, he garnered an eclectic experience across physician, surgical and critical care specialties, culminating in his role as Trauma Registrar for the state-wide service.

He has worked in several professional sports, including with the Western Bulldogs VFL and VFLW teams. He has a background in badminton, gymnastics and taekwondo. It is a driving passion for improved quality-of-life and functional health outcomes that led James towards specialisation in exercise medicine.

Dr Greg Harris

Dr Greg Harris

Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician

Greg is an Australian trained Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician. His expertise is in the diagnosis and management of sports injuries and musculoskeletal injuries.

Having worked in Emergency Medicine for many years, Greg gained his Fellowship of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians in 2008. Over 20 years in Sports Medicine, his highlights include working with the Richmond AFL Football Club (2002-2007), the NT Institute of Sport and the Australian Under 23 Cycling squad. He was the Deputy Medical Director for the 2018 Australian Winter Olympic Team, and is the Chief Medical Officer for the Australian National Motocross and Supercross Championships and Medical Director of the Alice Springs Masters’ Games.

Greg is a strong believer in providing elite sports and musculoskeletal medicine to the local community and maintaining close links with other local health professionals for the benefit of his patients, both young and old. This includes working with our surgeons to determine when an operation may or may not be the best treatment for your problem.

Click here to read more about Sport and Exercise Medicine services at Ballarat OSM.