Sport and Exercise Physician
A/Prof Saunders has worked with Professional Rugby League teams, as well as Shute shield Rugby Union teams. She has also accompanied many National teams on tour including Australian Swimming and Athletics teams, Women’s Hockey team, Women’s Volleyball team, and Australian Netball team. She was also honoured to travel with the Australian Olympic team to two Summer Olympic Games. She also worked with NSWIS Snowsports teams for 11 years.
A/Prof Saunders works from rooms in Sydney City (Sydney Sports Medicine Specialists in Macquarie Street) and at Meadowbank. Some videoconferencing is available for come consultations. Her recent Ph.D studies were in the Diagnosis, Management and treatment of sacroiliac joint injuries (SIJ).
She has studied the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections and uses this to treat both the SIJ as well as tendon injuries to the elbow, knee, gluteal insertion at the lateral hip as well as Achilles tendon.
Currently A/Prof Saunders works in private practice in Meadowbank and Sydney City. She has recently closed her Kogarah practice after 40 years if providing a service in this area.
Adjunct Associate Professor University of Notre Dame
A/Prof Saunders worked as an endorsed Sports and Exercise Physician for NSWIS form its inception n 1994 until 2019. AT this time NSWIS changed its medical system to provide all medical assistance onsite and within NSWIS itself. Therefore, external providers were no longer required.
Clinical Lecturer Sydney University 2009-2020
Dr Saunders enjoyed teaching Phase 1 medical students during her time as a clinical lecturer. As the curriculum was revised the need for outside tutors for this component of teaching was no longer necessary.