Doctor Mary HoldenDr Mary Holden – Sports Medicine Practitioner

Mary is a Sports Doctor with a background in Sports Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and general practice. She joined Sportsmed in 2017, bringing over 25 years of experience at the highest level in Sports medicine. She completed her post-graduate certificate in sports medicine in 1992, and the Diploma in Occupational Medicine in 1997.

Since 2014 she has held a contract with ACC as a GPSI provider, (General Practitioner with a special interest in Orthopaedics), enabling her to request MRI and CT scans where deemed appropriate. She is also interested in physician-performed ultrasound and performs ultrasound-guided injections. She is trained in the preparation and injection of Platelet-rich plasma, and Hyaluronic acid (Durolane). She is interested in the injectable treatment of osteoarthritis, particularly knees.

Outside of medicine Mary enjoys travelling to Italy annually and speaks conversational Italian. She is a reformer Pilates “freak”, attending almost daily for her fix. In 2011 she was a Medical Advisor to Pink and Steel Pilates, and developed medical content for teaching Pink and Steel Pilates; a cancer survivorship program course, to Physiotherapists NZ & worldwide. In 2010 she completed Dance Medicine Australia Level 1 & 2, and enjoys using clinical Pilates for rehabilitation.

She also holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and has also been a contributor to the local Artist Doctors events held in Christchurch annually.

Team involvement and achievements


Team doctor New Brighton Premiers


2006-2009 Team Doctor to Auckland Warriors & Vulcans Rugby League Teams Under 20 NYC and Development teams.

2000-2007 Auckland Diamonds Netball Team Doctor. AMI Netball injury clinic for Netball North Harbour.

2006 Team Doctor Mt Albert Lions Rugby League Team

2002-2004 Team Doctor Football Kingz

2003 Medical Advisor to Mascalzone Latino (America’s Cup) NZ operations

2001 NZ Rugby Football Union SANZAR Match Doctor (Super 12)

1997-1999 Kiwis Rugby League Team Doctor-tours to Australia and the UK

1999 America True (America’s Cup) Team Doctor

1998 + 1999 Prada Luna Rossa (America’s Cup) Team Doctor

1998 French Rugby League Team Doctor (based in New Zealand)

1996 + 1997 New Zealand Warriors Rugby Under 19 and Under 17-year-old League Team Doctor

Occupational Medicine:

2006-2009 Medical Advisor/acting CMO to Sovereign Insurance working in Underwriting & Claims case management

1995-2001 ASB Chief Medical Advisor

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