Dr David Long completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 2006. He spent 8 years working in the field of critical care and emergency medicine with a special interest in trauma and continues to work part time in this capacity. He has also worked in the field of sports medicine for the past five years providing medical coverage for elite team sports including VFL and AFL clubs and for the Super 15 Rugby Union.
In 2015 David commenced his specialist training in sports and exercise medicine at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Clinic. His special interests include acute injury management 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 5 years.
Career Highlights / Affiliations / Associations
- Medical Officer – Carlton Blues AFL Football Club (2014-Present)
- Match Day Doctor – Melbourne Rebels, Super 15 Rugby (2014-Present)
- Chief Medical Officer – Northern Blues VFL Football Club (2014-Present)
- Medical Officer – St Kilda AFL Football Club (2012-2014)
- Chief Medical Officer – Sandringham VFL Football Club (2011-2014)
Research / Publications
Professional Conference Presentations
- Long, D.M., Goodwin, A.W. and Wheat, H.E. (2000) SAI mechanoreceptive afferents convey information about force applied tangentially to the fingerpad. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Volume 11, p 213
- Forbes J.M, Soulis T, Thallas V, Panagiotopoulos S, Long D, Jerums G, Cooper M.E. (2001) Renoprotective effects of a novel inhibitor of advanced glycation. IDF, Mexico City,
- Panagiotopoulos S, Forbes J.M, Soulis T, Thallas V, Long D, Jerums G, Cooper M.E. (2000). ALT 946, A novel inhibitor of advanced glycation, prevents albuminuria in experimental diabetes. ASN, Toronto,
- Long, DM (2015) Morton’s Neuroma: A review of current evidence in diagnosis and management. ASCP National Conference