Dr Carlee Van Dyk completed her medical degree at Monash University in 2010. She spent many years working in hospital emergency departments before making the move to Sports Medicine, commencing work in AFL football in 2014, and commencing her specialist training in thereafter.
Carlee has extensive Sports Medical Coverage, and was the team doctor for the Carlton AFLW team in 2018. Prior to this she worked Geelong Football Club and Melbourne City in the W- League. She has also worked at the A- League throughout 2017/18, providing match day medical services for the away team.
2018 has seen Carlee provide medical services at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, as the on field Doctor at the Track and Field. Subsequent to this, she was the Team Doctor for the Australian team at the World Race Walking Championships in Taicang, China.
Dr Carlee Van Dyk has recently been appointed as the Team Physician for the Australian Men’s U17 basketball team, and will travel to Argentina for three weeks in June/July to support them through their World Cup Campaign. She has also been appointed a medical officer for the Australian National Gymnastics Championships.
As part of her specialist training as a sport and exercise medicine physician, Carlee is undertaking a research project in Elite Biathlon, which will see her travel to the Biathlon World Cup for the 2019 season. This has combined a love of winter sports with her work, which has provided a strong sense of ongoing career satisfaction for her.
Dr Carlee Van Dyk has a background as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer, and can provide exercise programs as a basis for the treatment of a wide variety of conditions. She is particularly interested in the role of exercise as a treatment for osteoarthritis, and can assist in the development of training programs to manage this condition over the long term.
In addition to this, Carlee enjoys managing acute sporting injuries, and helping athletes of all levels and ages get back to their chosen sport. The skill of returning athletes to play in both a safe and timely manner provides both an interesting and satisfying challenge in the clinic.
No referral is required to see Carlee and she welcomes patients of all levels of competition, activity, and age. You don’t need to be an athlete to attend a sports medicine centre, and the ongoing promotion of physical activity for health is just as, if not more, important than any sporting competition.
Career Highlights / Affiliations / Associations
- Game day Doctor, JLT Cup, Geelong Cats Football Club (2017)
- Event doctor, Zatopek 10, Athletics Australia (2016)
- VFL doctor, Geelong Cats (2016- present)
- Game day doctor, A- League, (2016- 2017)
- Melbourne City Womens FC, Team Doctor (2015/16)
- ICC cricket world cup, training sessions doctor (2015)
- Melbourne Victory Youth Team Doctor (2014/15)
- University Blues Football Club Doctor (2015)
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