Dr Luke Eggleston

Specialist Sport and Exercise Physician

MBBS BSc(Physio) MSpMed FACSEP

 

Born in Western Australia, Dr Eggleston moved to Queensland in 2007 to study medicine at Griffith University on the Gold Coast and has lived in Queensland ever since. He spent his first two years as a junior doctor at The Townsville Hospital before joining the orthopaedics team at the Gold Coast Hospital in 2013. Dr Eggleston then commenced specialist training in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2014 in Brisbane, completing his training in 2020.  Dr Eggleston has now moved back to the Gold Coast full time to open SEQSEM.


Prior to studying to become a doctor, Dr Eggleston worked as a physiotherapist for a number of years, working heavily in sport which included working for English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur and touring the world with the award-winning West End production, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. This experience greatly assists Dr Eggleston is assessing whether a condition may improve with physiotherapy and exercises, or requires further investigations, interventions or surgery.  


Dr Eggleston is the current Chief Medical Officer for the Gold Coast Suns and Doctor for the Australian Dolphins Swim Team when they tour on major international competitions. Through his specialist training in Sport and Exercise Medicine he worked in a wide range of elite sports which are listed below. He is skilled in ultrasound-guided interventions and injections and can perform these in clinic when clinically indicated. In addition to seeing patients for acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, Dr Eggleston is experienced in the management of medical conditions such as asthma, fatigue and nutritional deficiencies that are associated with sport and performance.

 

Sports Medicine Experience

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


And more…

 

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