Dr Chris Hanna

Sport and Exercise Physician

MBChB, MMedSci, FACSEP

 
 

Chris is a Sport and Exercise Physician at Axis and has been involved with a number of elite sporting teams across a variety of codes. Currently, he is looking after the New Zealand Women’s Football team, the Football Ferns, who are on the road to Rio Olympics, 2016. Previously he has attended Olympic and Commonwealth Games, and been the medical director for NZ Shooting, NZ Bowls, and NZ Bike. He has also looked after the Marist Brothers, Auckland Development and Auckland NPC rugby teams, Warriors Development and the Warriors NRL, and the Kiwi Rugby League teams. 

Chris began studying sports medicine in 1993, joined the UniSports team in 1997, and has been a partner since 2001. He has completed a post-graduate certificate in sports medicine, two diplomas in sports medicine, a Masters in Medical Science focusing on groin pain, and the specialist training programme for the Australasian College of Sports Physicians. 

As part of his role on the Australasian College of Sports Physicians (ACSP) Interview Panel Chris is involved in preparing the Part 2 examinations. He has also been the New Zealand National Training Coordinator for the College. 

His clinical interests are rupture of the pectoralis major, hip and groin pain, and knee injuries. Outside of the clinic Chris has a passion for woodworking and has recently developed a bit of an obsession with bicycles. He still plays senior Ice Hockey for the Flatliners.

 
 

Team Involvement and Achievements:

 

Current:

  • New Zealand High Performance Sport Medical Provider
  • Team Doctor Football Ferns
  • Honorary Lecturer, The Goodfellow Unit, The University of Auckland, 2010 to current
  • Research interests include tears of the pectoralis major muscle and Groin Pain in Footballers

Previous:

  • Team Physician New Zealand Olympic Team, Athens 2004 and London 2012
  • Medical Director NZ Commonwealth Games team, Melbourne 2006
  • Medical Director Athletics New Zealand 2011-2014
  • Medical Director New Zealand Shooting Federation
  • Medical Director Badminton NZ (the Black Cocks), 2006-2008
  • Medical Director New Zealand Warriors Rugby League Team, 2001-2005
  • Medical Director New Zealand Rugby League Team (Kiwis) 2000-2004
  • Medical Director NZ Bowls, 2001-2004
  • Medical Director Cycling NZ, 1999-2000
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, Sports Medicine Diploma 1998-2010
  • State Training Coordinator for the Australasian College of Sports Physicians

 

 

Other team members:

 

Dr Mark Fulcher

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr James McGarvey

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Dan Exeter

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Tony Edwards

Sport and Exercise Physician

Mr Simon Young

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Graham Paterson

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Brendan O'Neill

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Craig Panther

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Sarah Beable

Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician

Dr Julie Shamlaye

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Simon Baker

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Caroline Stuart

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Noah Whitehead

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Stephen Kara

Sports Doctor