Dr Michael Thurling

Dr Michael Thurling

About Dr Michael Thurling

Sports Doctor
Experienced in sports medicine and general practice.

Special Interests

  • Sports Medicine
  • General Practice

Service Location

Stepney Healthcare Hub


  • FIFA Online Diploma Football Medicine
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), 2017
  • Masters of International Public Health (MIPH), Sydney University, 2016
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS), Flinders University, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), Adelaide University, 2008

Member of


  • Club Doctor, South Adelaide Football Club (SANFL), 2018-present
  • Club Doctor, South Adelaide Football Club (SANFLW), 2018-present
  • Club Welfare Officer, Life Member, Mitcham Football Club
  • Match day doctor cover for various visiting AFLW and AFL U18 teams.
  • Presentations on a variety of sports medicine topics to netball, AFL football and soccer clubs.

Practitioner Blog

In recent years, there has been considerable controversy in Australia regarding surgery for degenerative tears of the medial meniscus. Critics cite epidemiological studies to
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