Craig graduated from Auckland University in 1994. He initially worked in Sports Medicine on a part time basis, including as a team doctor for the All Whites in 2001 and for the French America's Cup syndicate in 2003. From 2006-8 he spent two years in London, working full-time at Pure Sports Medicine, and as a club doctor at Premier League club Fulham FC. In 2009-10 he worked in Melbourne; at the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, and with AFL club Geelong FC. He has since returned home to Auckland. He continues his association with O-League champions Auckland City FC as club doctor.

Craig offers the following services:

  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment of:
    • sports injuries
    • general musculoskeletal complaints
    • medical problems pertinent to sport & exercise
  • Autologous blood injections and radial shock wave treatment for tendinopathies
  • Access to high-tech imaging where appropriate
  • Basic sports concussion assessment/return to play guidance
  • Exercise prescription to assist management of chronic disease
  • Pre-participation medical screening assessments.

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MB ChB 1994 Auckland; FRNZCUC 2003; FACSP 2013

Title or Designation

Sport and Exercise Physician

Full NZ Registration Date

6 June 1995

Vocational Scope

Sport and Exercise Medicine

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Contact Details

Dr Craig Panther is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

Our opening hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday.

For all referrals please email: referrals@axissportsmedicine.co.nz