Dr Drew Slimmon

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Sport & Exercise Physician
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Geelong
MBBS, BMedSc, FACSEP

Bio

Drew Slimmon is currently the Head Doctor at the Geelong Football Club. He was a doctor at the Hawthorn Football Club from 2008–2010. Drew provides Sports Medicine services to the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Surf Event. After time spent in Melbourne and Hobart completing his sports medicine training, Drew and his family made the sea change down to the City of Dreams, Geelong. He consults at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, Geelong Campus.

Drew’s special interest areas include treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, treating patients with chronic pain and improving patient’s lifestyles through dietary and exercise modification.

Drew has published research in international journals on recurrent exertional compartment syndrome and exercise induced asthma. He is a firm believer that exercise is medicine and is an avid but average surfer and golfer.

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Qualifications

2013
Fellow of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (FACSEP)
2002
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Melbourne
2002
Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc), University of Melbourne

Career Highlights / Affiliations / Associations

  • Head Doctor – Geelong Football Club (2015-Present)
  • Sports Physician – Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach World Surf League Tour Event (2014-Present)
  • Deputy Medical Director – Homeless World Cup of Soccer, Melbourne (2008)
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Research / Publications

Exercise-induced Bronchoconstriction Prevalence in Elite Australian Rules Footballers. NZJSM, Vol 40, No. 2, 2013; Drew Slimmon, Karen Holzer, Peter Brukner, Michael Makdissi
Sports Ankle Injuries - Assessment and Management. Australian Family Physician 2010 Jan-Feb;39(1-2):18-22; Drew Slimmon, Peter Brukner
Caffeine during Exercise Improves Cognitive and Cycling Performance. Clin J Sport Med 2009 Sep;19(5):440-1 Steve Reid, Drew Slimmon
Long-term outcome of Fasciotomy with Partial Fasciectomy for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Lower Leg. Am J Sports Med 2002 Jul-Aug;30(4):581-8; Drew Slimmon, Kim Bennell, Peter Brukner, Kay Crossley, Simon N Bell
Campus Key
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Olympic Park
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East Melbourne
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Geelong
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Warrnambool
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