Dr Louise Tulloh Sports Physician

Dr Louise Tulloh

Sports Physician

Louise has been practicing sport and exercise medicine for over 20 years.

She values a holistic approach to patient care and works within a bio-psycho-social framework where possible, understanding that people are complex and that the individual brings their own unique set of circumstances to each problem. In this way, she tailors management plans in a bespoke fashion- for the elite, the recreational, the worker and the inactive.

Sport and Exercise Physicians diagnose and manage all types of musculoskeletal problems- acute injuries, pain from overuse, workplace issues and also medical problems associated with sport and exercise. In addition, Louise has particular interest in:

  • Female athletes (hormonal changes, nutritional deficiency, menstrual and bone health)
  • Fatigue in athletes (especially endurance athletes)
  • Persisting pain (knee, pelvis, back and neck)
  • Lifestyle, stress, eating psychology and weight management.

Louise obtained her specialist Fellowship in 1999 after training with the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP), being awarded the College Medal for highest achievement in the final exam.

Over the space of her career, she has worked with various teams (Balmain RLJFC, Warringah Rugby Club and Manly Warringah RLFC) and covered numerous events (eg. triathlon, gymnastics, sailing and the 2000 Sydney Olympic games, The Biggest Loser). She continues to lecture widely to various groups including GPs, Physios and other health professionals, athletes and the general public.

Louise is currently president of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians.

Publications include:

  •  ‘Acute Rehabilitation of Sports Injury’ (Tulloh, Pinczewski and Power. Chapter 30) Textbook of Clinical Pain Management, Hodder Arnold
  •  ‘Raised troponin T and echocardiograph abnormalities after prolonged strenuous exercise- the Australian Ironman Triathlon’. Tulloh et al.  Br J Sports Med 2006
  •  ‘Review of 64 Bilateral Knee Replacements’. Cross, Harris, Tulloh. Presented at the 1990 Annual Meeting of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and the International Knee Society’s Scientific Meeting, Toronto March 1991