Dr Nick Van Wetering

Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician

Dr. Nick van Wetering is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician working at LifeCare Croydon. Dr. van Wetering has many years of experience in the management sporting and musculoskeletal disorders with a special interest in spinal injuries and in particular the management of pars defects in athletes

Nick also has an interest in using radial shockwave therapy for musculoskeletal disorders and in particular tendon pathology.

Dr. van Wetering also assists several of Melbourne's leading orthopaedic surgeons in theatre and has a strong referral network should orthopaedic opinion be required in your case. Nick is currently the SEM Physician to the Melbourne City FC in the A-league and the Eastern Ranges TAC Cup Team. In addition, he works in a part time capacity at North Melbourne Football Club in the AFL.


Dr Judith May

Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician

Judith has extensive experience in Australia and New Zealand.

  • 2001-09   Consulting in private practice, the ACT Academy of Sport and Academy of Defence
  • 2003-09   Medical director for Triathlon Australia
  • 2004-08   Attended the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics and several world championships with the triathlon team
  • 2010    Returned to Tauranga in NZ where she worked in private practice and was also a consultant to High Performance NZ working with a number of elite athletes and sports
  • 2010-2016    Medical director for Triathlon New Zealand
  • 2016   Attended the 2016 Rio Olympics as a New Zealand team doctor

Judith has experience in AFL, rugby sevens, rugby league, hockey, cycling and athletics.

Judith has a particular interest in endurance sport and women's health. She has previously worked for Otago University providing teaching in "Womens issues in sport" for their Sports Medicine Diploma. Judith has also published research on wrist injuries and kayaking.

Judith competed internationally in mountain running, and is a two-time Australian champion. She has also won NSW and ACT road cycling championships. Judith likes to keep active and is currently a member of the Yarra Ranges athletic club


Dr George Giagoudakis

Sports Doctor

Dr George has had twenty years' experience working exclusively in the treatment of sports, exercise and musculoskeletal injuries.  He has a background in general practice and during his sports medicine training has spent time with the College of Sports physicians, has treated elite athletes at AFL clubs Geelong and Melbourne and gained knowledge in orthopaedics through assisting upper and lower limb orthopaedic surgeons.  He has experience treating a wide variety of both upper and lower limb conditions, in both adult and paediatric patients. These injuries arise in the context of Australian Rules, netball, basketball, running and a wide variety of other sports but he also has experience treating people who suffer injuries during everyday activities. Personal sporting interests include running, cycling and swimming.

Dr Anthony Hipsley

Dr. Anthony Hipsley

Sports and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Anthony is a registrar accredited by the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians. Originally from Sydney, Anthony moved to Melbourne in 2010 where he subsequently gained his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Melbourne. He is excited to join the team at LifeCare as a Sports and Exercise Medicine Registrar and to help keep the community healthy and active.

Anthony is currently the Team Physician for the Sandringham Zebras VFL, the touring doctor for the Ireland Rugby League Team and a Medical Officer for the Australian National Motorcross. He also has experience with athletics, swimming, surfing and a ‘golden oldies’ AFL side, true to his belief that there is an inner athlete in everyone whether 13 years old or 70.

Anthony competed at a National level in Tennis as a youngster and still plays regularly. More recently, he transferred his skills to Squash and competed at a State level with the University of Melbourne.