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Dr Paul Blackman

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Sport & Exercise Physician
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MBBS(Hons), FACSEP, FFSEM (UK)

Bio

Paul Blackman gained fellowship of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians in 1996, winning the college medal for the best candidate.  He has extensive experience in Australian Rules football working with North Melbourne Kangaroos and Richmond, then Collingwood from 1997 to 2010 as chief medical officer. He is currently medical director at Melbourne FC. Paul also has interests in athletics and is currently medical officer for the Australian track and field team. Other team attachments have included the Australian Socceroos, Judo Victoria, Swimming Victoria and the Victorian Weightlifting Federation.

Paul has particular expertise in ultrasound guided procedures such as shoulder hydrodilatation and hip joint injection in addition to exercise induced leg pain, knee, shoulder and hip/groin pain.

Paul currently serves the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians on the Board of Censors and Board of Directors and is actively involved with registrar training through OPSMC.

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Qualifications

1990
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours (MBBS(Hons)), Monash University
1998
Fellow of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (FACSEP)
2007
Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, UK

Career Highlights / Affiliations / Associations

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Research / Publications

A review of Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome in the Lower Leg, Med Sci Sports Exerc (U.S.), Mar 2000, 32 (3 suppl) p. S4-10.
Treatment of Chronic Anterior Exertional Compartment Syndrome with Massage: A Pilot Study, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 1998.
Shin Pain in Athletes - Assessment and Management, Australian Family Physician, 2010.
Lower limb – shin pain. CHECK Independent learning programme for GPs, Unit 499, October, 2013.

Professional Conference Presentations

  • Chronic exertional compartment syndrome – a comparison of treatment options and outcomes. Brisbane ACSP Conference (1994)
  • Chronic elbow instability – case presentation. Healesville, ACSP conference (1994)
  • Vascular Problems in the Athlete. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Canberra (1996)
  • Knee Workshop for Masseurs. OPSMC, Melbourne (1997)
  • Knee Workshop. Level 2 Sports Physiotherapy Course, Melbourne (1998)
  • Shoulder and Shin pain. Network ’98 Fitness Convention, Melbourne (1998)
  • The skiing knee. Mt. Buller Ski Patrol Medical course, Rowville (1998)
  • Hamstring Injuries. Soft Tissue Injury Forum, Melbourne (1999)
  • Low Back Problems. Soft Tissue Injury Forum, Melbourne (1999)
  • Neck Stiffness. Soft Tissue Injury Forum, Melbourne (1999)
  • Sport Medicine Emergencies. SMA Sports Trainers Course (1999)
  • Radiology for Masseurs. Instructional course lectures.  ESTT College of Natural Medicine (1999)
  • The skiing shoulder. Mt. Buller Ski Patrol Medical course, Rowville (1999)
  • Ankle Injuries. Level 1 Sports Physiotherapy course, Melbourne (1999)
  • Chronic Compartment Syndrome in the Lower Leg, American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida (2000)
  • Radiology for Masseurs. Instructional course lectures.  ESTT College of Natural Medicine (2000)
  • Exercise Induced Lower Leg Pain for the Rehabilitation Physician. Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne (2000)
  • Can We Prevent Skiing Injuries? Mt. Buller Ski Patrol Medical course, Rowville (2000)
  • The Difficult Ankle. Level 1 Sports Physiotherapy course, Melbourne (2000)
  • Knee injuries. SMA Sports Trainers Course, Melbourne (2000)
  • Radiology for Masseurs. Instructional course lectures.  ESTT College of Natural Medicine (2001)
  • Exercise Induced Leg Pain. Orthopaedic Bone School, Melbourne (2001)
  • Acute Knee Injuries. Level 1 Sports Physiotherapy course, Melbourne (2001)
  • The Difficult Ankle. Level 1 Sports Physiotherapy course, Melbourne (2001)
  • Radiology for Masseurs. Instructional course lectures.  ESTT College of Natural Medicine (2002)
  • Sports Medicine Emergencies. SMA Sports Trainers Course, Melbourne (2002)
  • Management of Exercise Induced Lower Leg Pain. Peninsula Regional Physiotherapy Group, Frankston (2002)
  • The Difficult Ankle. Level 1 Sports Physiotherapy course, Melbourne (2002)
  • Workshop on Musculoskeletal Injection. National GP Conference Melbourne (2002)
  • Exercise Induced Anterior Shin Pain. SMA Victorian Conference, Melbourne (2003)
  • Radiology for Masseurs. Instructional course lectures.  ESTT College of Natural Medicine (2003)
  • What Orthopods need to know about drugs in sport. Australian Orthopaedic Association, CME conference, Launceston (2004)
  • Exercise Induced Leg Pain. Australian Orthopaedic Association, CME conference, Launceston (2004)
  • Osteitis Pubis; The New Epidemic in Groin Pain? Australian Orthopaedic Association, CME conference, Launceston (2004)
  • Current Concepts in the Treatment of Tendinopathy. Australian Orthopaedic Association, CME conference, Launceston (2004)
  • Recurrent Exertional Compartment Syndrome in the Lower Leg – Diagnosis and Testing. Current Concepts in Sports Medicine, OPSMC (2004)
  • The Team Physician. Australian Orthopaedic Association, CME conference, Launceston (2005)
  • Challenges in Exercise Induced Leg Pain. Australian Orthopaedic Association, CME conference, Melbourne (2005)
  • Tendinopathy; Where to Now? Australian Orthopaedic Association, CME conference, Melbourne (2005)
  • Challenges in EILP. GP Forum (2008)
  • Differentiating Exercise Induced Leg pain.  ACSP 2011 Conference, Coolum (2011)
  • Procedures in sports medicine. Workshop ACSP Registrars Conference, Healesville (2012)
  • Compartment syndrome in the Lower Leg, Victorian Podiatry seminar (2012)
  • Acute shoulder injuries. ACSP symposium for GPs, Melbourne (2015)
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