Dr David Samra
Dr David Samra
Sports Medicine Registrar
Dr David Samra is a medical doctor who is also a trained physiotherapist, having completed both degrees at the University of Sydney. Dr. Samra is currently a senior specialist registrar in the field of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
He is currently working with the Sydney Swans, having completed a 2-year fellowship with the club, as well as 3 years as a doctor for Sydney University Rugby.
Teaching and Research
Dr Samra instructs Advanced Life Support courses for doctors, nurses and paramedics, and is actively engaged in research into innovative biological therapies such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). He has a research affiliation with the University of Sydney, and has published research on high ankle injuries and platelet-rich plasma injections.
Dr Samra utilises ultrasound-guided injections for the management of difficult musculoskeletal conditions. These include:
- Corticosteroid Injections
- Platelet-rich plasma therapy
- Viscosupplementation agents including Synvisc and Durolane
- Polidocanol and Dextrose (tendon neovessel sclerotherapy)
- Saline and lignocaine trigger point injections
He works collaboratively to integrate evidence-based nutritional, environmental and exercise medicine as a part of an overall management plan to better metabolic health. Special interests include osteoarthritis and tendinopathies.As a registrar, Dr Samra can be seen without a GP referral.