About us

South East Queensland Sport and Exercise Medicine

What is a Sport and Exercise Physician?

A Sport and Exercise Physician is a specialist medical practitioner who provides skill and expertise in:

  • providing an accurate diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries;
  • addressing the causes, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injury
    and medical problems related to physical activity and sport;
  • leadership for multidisciplinary teams and organisations dealing with athletes
    and those wishing to exercise;
  • promotion of health for all stages of life through suitable use of exercise and
    physical activity;
  • safe and effective use of physical activity in the treatment of musculoskeletal
    injuries and many chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis, heart disease,
    obesity, diabetes, hypertension, mental illness and cancer;
  • sport and exercise issues with adolescents, younger people, pregnancy and
    those with a disability; and
  • the appropriate use of medications and supplements in sport.

A Sport and Exercise Physician possesses specialist expertise in general medicine, orthopaedics, radiology and rehabilitation plus allied sport sciences including nutrition, biomechanics, exercise physiology and sports psychology.

All Sport and Exercise Physicians have experience looking after elite athletes and apply these principles to the management of all patients, whether they are recreational athletes, manual workers or those with chronic diseases simply wanting to safely increase their activity levels.

Dr Luke Eggleston

Specialist Sport and Exercise Physician, MBBS BSc(Physio) MSpMed FACSEP

Dr Luke Eggleston is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians, having completed specialty training in the field of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Dr Eggleston originally practiced as a physiotherapist for a number of years, working heavily in sport which included a role with English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur.

Dr Eggleston then studied medicine at Griffith University on the Gold Coast and worked as a junior doctor at The Townsville Hospital and with the orthopaedic team at Gold Coast University Hospital before commencing specialist training in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2014 in Brisbane and completing his training in 2020.

Dr Eggleston has now moved back to the Gold Coast full time to open SEQSEM.

Current appointments include:

Gold Coast Suns Chief Medical Officer
Gold Coast Titans Consultant Sports Physician/CMO
Queensland Academy of Sport Swim Programme Lead Medical Officer
Australian Dolphins Team Doctor

Past appointments and experience includes:

AFL

Gold Coast Suns

  • Chief Medical Officer 2020
  • Medical Officer 2016 to 2019
  • NEAFL Doctor 2014 to 2015

AFL Doctors’ Association Scholarship 2015 to 2016
Swan Districts Football Club – Team Physiotherapist 2002 to 2003

Swimming

Australian Dolphins Team Doctor 2017 to present

Queensland Academy of Sport Lead Medical Officer of Swimming Programme, 2017 to present

​Australian Open Water Team 10km Marathon World Cup, Abu Dhabi, 2016

Australian Junior Dolphins Doctor 2014 to 2016​

Rugby League

Brisbane Broncos U20s Team Doctor 2014 to 2018​

QLD State of Origin Second Doctor 2016

QLD U18 State of Origin Doctor 2016

Cricket

Cricket Australia Accredited Doctor 2016 to present

Queensland Bulls Assistant Medical Officer 2016 to 2019

Australia “A” Cricket Team Doctor – A Quad Series 2016

Rugby Union

East Rugby Union Club Doctor 2014 to 2015

Gold Coast Sevens – Medical Team 2013 and 2014

Football

Brisbane Roar – National Youth Team Doctor 2014 to 2015

Brisbane Roar – Visiting team doctor – 2014 – 2015

AFC Asian Cup – Medical Officer at all Brisbane Fixtures, 2015

Perth Glory – Team physiotherapist 2006

Tottenham Hotspur – Physiotherapist 2004 to 2005

Tennis

Brisbane International – Assistant Medical Officer 2015 and 2016

Mixed Martial Arts

UFC Fight Night 85 Hunt vs Mir, Ringside Physician, Brisbane, 2016

Golf

Australian PGA Championship – Tournament Medical Team, Gold Coast, 2018

Dance

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – Tour Physiotherapist 2005