Keeping you moving

Janet Young

MBBS FRACGP, SASMA Sports Medicine in General Practice Course

ABN: 93 161 367 152 | Provider No. 023719DF

WS+EMC since: 2020

Following three years of hospital specialty training, Dr Young has spent the past 29 years working in General Practice in Adelaide but retired from this role in early 2023.

As a self-confessed sports nut, wife and mother of a very active family, Dr Young has a keen interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine. She completed the SASMA Sports Medicine in General Practice Course in 2007 and since then, has worked in voluntary roles as the Team Doctor for local club football and baseball teams.

For the past 15 years, Dr Young has worked as a Surgical Assistant for Dr Richard Pope (Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic Upper Limb Surgeon) until his retirement, and continues this orthopaedic assisting role regularly with Dr Chen Tu and on occasion with other members of the WOC team.

She was also fortunate enough to travel with the Hockeyroos in 2010 and 2011 as their Doctor for the Hockey World Cup and Champions Trophy events overseas – a highlight of her sports medicine involvement to date.

Dr Young is interested in all aspects of Sports and Exercise Medicine as a critical accompaniment to good general health and improving the outcomes of chronic disease management.

Involvement with teams and associations

  • FIFA 2023 WWC Venue Medical Office (Adelaide)
  • Adelaide Lightening (WNBL) - Team Doctor 2015
  • Hockeyroos - Team Doctor 2010-2011
  • 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games - Medical Team
  • 2019 Australian Masters Games - Medical Director
  • 2015 Australian Masters Games - Co-Medical Director
  • National Rowing Championships - Medical Office 2011
  • Australia A Womens Hockey Team - doctor for Test vs India, Adelaide 2023
  • Port Adelaide Football Club (SANFL) - Locum medical support
  • North Adelaide Football Club (SANFL and WSANFL) - Locum Medical Support
  • SASMA Member 2007 - current
  • SASMA Board Member 2019 - current
Janet Young