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Dr David Long

Sports and Exercise Medicine Registrar

MBBS (University of Melbourne, 2006)
BSc. (Hons) (University of Melbourne, 1999)

Dr David Long


Dr David Long completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 2006. David has works in the field of sports medicine for the past four years, providing medical coverage for elite team sports including VFL and AFL clubs and for the Super 15 rugby. Currently, David is the Match day Doctor at all Melbourne Rebels home games for both teams. 

In 2015 David commenced his specialist training in sports and exercise medicine at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Clinic. His special interests include acute injuries and the biomechanical basis of recurrent soft tissue injury in all sports. His past personal sporting involvements include gymnastics, AFL, basketball, tennis and alpine skiing. He is also a keen musician having studied a variety of instruments for over 30 years and would be happy seeing musicians with musculoskeletal or other medical issues affecting their performance.

David also has a background in research having completed a Bachelor of Science with honours in anatomy and neuroscience and worked in neuroscience and diabetes research. For the past 8 years he has also worked in the field of critical care and emergency medicine with a special interest in trauma. 



  • MBBS (University of Melbourne, 2006)
  • BSc. (Hons) (University of Melbourne, 1999)


Involvement with team sports:


  • Chief Medical Officer, Northern Blues VFL Football Club (2014 - current)
  • Medical Officer, Carlton Blues AFL Football Club (2014 - current)
  • Match Day Doctor, Melbourne Rebels, Super 15 Rugby (2014 - current)


  • Chief Medical Officer, Sandringham VFL Football Club (2011-2014)
  • Medical Officer, St Kilda AFL Football Club (2012-2014)    


Professional memberships and positions:

  • Australian College of Sports Physician


Personal sporting experience:

  • Passionate about own health and fitness and enjoys running



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  • Worksafe
  • Polestar Pilates Australia
  • Australian Physiotherpay Association
  • APPI Pilates
  • The Australian Psychological Society
  • Sports Medicine Australia
  • Australian Association of Massage Therapists
  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia
  • Medicare
  • Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
  • Myotherapy Association Australia
  • Australian Podiatry Association (Vic.)
  • Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians
  • Sports Dietitians Australia