Dr Hamish OsborneMBChB, MMedSci, FACSEP

Sport and Exercise Physician, Senior Lecturer Sport and Exercise Medicine, Academic Co-ordinator Post Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ

Hamish is Vice President of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians. He is a senior lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine at University of Otago and half time in private practice. He has previously provided athlete medical care at the 2000 Olympics, was the medical director for the Hopman Cup (ITF Mixed Doubles) for 8 years and worked for a decade with Australian Rules Football and Women’s National League Basketball.  He was doctor to the Highlanders in 2012. At the present he prefers to be on the other side of the sporting sword bringing home bling from Masters Games swimming events for his 2 young sons to play with.

Exercise in Chronic Pain 

People exercise in pain and rehabilitation involves pain.  Pain is good, without it rehab often doesn't work for many reasons. In sports medicine treating the pain instead of the problem is largely ineffective, and distracts the patient and those treating them from addressing the root of the problem. Overuse injury is a misnomer and mostly doesn't occur and rest is largely bad. These and other issues will be discussed.