Dr Stu Thomson

Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine Doctor,General Practitioner
(MBChB, FAFMM, FRNZCGP, FSMNZ, GradDip MuscMed, GradDipSportsMed.)


Stu Thomson is a Musculoskeletal Pain specialist and Sports Doctor with over 25 years experience. He has been the doctor for numerous sports teams, including the Kiwis and Blacksox, was head of the New Zealand medical team at the 2002 Winter Olympics, and continues to be involved with local and representative sport. He has been on the medical teams for numerous events including the Wellington Sevens, World Mountain Biking Championships, Touch Nationals and 2000 Sydney Olympics. He established the Hutt Sports Medicine Centre in 1991 and currently works at the Sports and Pain Clinic. He was chairman of Sports Medicine New Zealand 2010-2015, and is current chair of Emergency Medical Services Ltd. He has a particular interest in sports and exercise related problems.

Career Highlights

– 2002 Salt Lake City – sole Doctor NZ Winter Olympics Team (Health Team Leader)
– International Sevens – Wellington Sevens, Westpac Trust Stadium, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.
– 2000 Sydney Olympics – Medical Team Member (“non-travelling reserve”).
– New Zealand Rugby League Team (the “Kiwis”) – World Cup, England, 1995; Great Britain and Papua New Guinea Tour, 1996; Anzac Day Test vs Australia, Sydney, 1997; New Zealand XIII vs Tonga, 1995; Junior Kiwis 2003. 2005-2007; Wellington and Hutt Valley Representative Teams, Wellington Maoris Representative Team.
– New Zealand Softball – Men’s Team vs USA, 1996; Women’s Team vs Nederlands, 1996; Wellington and Hutt Valley Representative Teams.
– Mountain Biking World Cup – Race 2, Wellington, 1997
– Touch Nationals Tournaments (Tournament Doctor, Wellington Team Doctor) – Palmerston North 1994, 1995, 1997; Auckland 1998, 2001; Invercargill 1996; Rotorua 1999, 2000
– 2002-2003 Wellington Rugby NPC B doctor
– 2001 Wellington U16 (Hurricane’s Region Champions) Rugby – doctor/strapper
– 1999-2001 Wellington Women’s Rugby Team Doctor