Sport & Exercise Physician
NRL Chief Medical Officer
DR PAUL BLOOMFIELD
ABOUT DR PAUL BLOOMFIELD
Dr Bloomfield has extensive experience with various sports and has been involved with numerous elite and professional teams.
He has held his role as Chief Medical Officer for the National Rugby League (NRL) since 2015. He is also the current Chief Medical Officer of the NRL Kangaroos and was the Chief Medical Officer of the Rugby League World Cup in 2017.
Dr Bloomfield was the team doctor/chief medical officer for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles NRL rugby league team for 13 years (2000 - 2012). He was the team doctor for the Northern Spirit NSL soccer club throughout its entire history. He has also worked extensively with the Australian Men’s Volleyball Team and was the assistant medical officer for the St. George rugby league team prior to joining Manly and returned to the St George Illawarra Dragons NRL team for 2013 as their consultant sports physician/shared team doctor. Other sport coverage has included numerous Brooks Triathlon series at Kurnell, mountain bike and skateboard competitions and the Soccer Australia senior men’s team.
Dr Bloomfield is on the medical panel of the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) and has previously worked with SOAR (Sports Orthopaedics And Rehabilitation) providing injury and medical management to coal mines on the south coast and southern highlands of NSW.
For 18 years Dr Bloomfield has been assisting orthopaedic surgeons at the Mater Hospital in Crows Nest. His primary assisting is with knee arthroscopic and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions as well as knee replacement surgery. He has also assisted with shoulder/upper limb, hip and foot/ankle surgery.
Due to Dr Bloomfield's increased role as Chief Medical Officer for the NRL, he no longer attends any patient clinics (until further notice).
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