Dr Ron Muratore

MB, BS, Dip Sports Med (Lon), FASMF, FASCP

Position:
Occupational Medical Practitioner

Dr Ron Muratore is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians and has been since 1996. Ron is a past President of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation (now SMA) NSW Branch. Ron was on the committee charged with formulating the “Infectious Diseases Policy” for SMA in 1990 and chairman of the committee which upgraded the policy and formulated a “Boxing Policy” in 1997.

Until recently Ron was the Chief Medical Officer for the National Rugby League (NRL) for a period of 6 years.

Ron has been involved with Sports Medicine since 1978 starting with schoolboy rugby league teams, Holy Cross College Ryde. Ron was instrumental in abolishing the “bucket and sponge”, from sport in 1980. Over the years Ron has been team doctor for amateur, semi professional (Ryde-Eastwood) and professional rugby league teams (Balmain). Ron was the last Balmain Tigers doctor prior to amalgamation with Western Suburbs. Ron was team doctor for the “Dirty Reds” (Drummoyne Rugby Club) for a time and has been involved with GPS Rugby. Ron was involved for a time with a club team in the old National Soccer League (Sydney Olympic) and the National Soccer (Football) teams from U/17’s to Socceroos. Ron has also been consultant in Sports Medicine for the Australian Defence Force.

Ron was on the Sporting Injuries Committees from 2009 until 2012 and for a time he was the Medical Liaison Officer for Racing NSW.

Ron’s main clinical interests now are in improving the care of athletes at all levels, overuse injuries, workplace rehabilitation (he prefers to look at workers as industrial athletes), exercise induced leg pain, especially compartment syndrome and paediatric sports injuries.

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