Dr Jake Pearson

Sports Physician
MBCHB, BPhed (Hons), PG Dip Sports Med, FACSP     

 

Jake is a specialist Sports Physician with a passion for sport and exercise.  Raised in Wellington, he completed a Bachelor of Physical Education (Hons) at Otago before going on to study medicine.  He returned to Wellington at the start of 2011, having completed his specialist training with a year in both Auckland and the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra (where he had particular responsibility medically overseeing the gymnastics, basketball and boxing programs).  Jake gets a lot of satisfaction in helping active motivated people recover from injury or illness and achieve their goals.

Jake is currently doctor for the Wellington Phoenix Football team, Medical Director for NZ Paralympics, and a recognised medical provider for High Performance Sport NZ.  He travelled to the Beijing Olympics in 2008 with the NZ Men's Football team, and at various times he has provided medical coverage for a number of sports teams and events.  He is also a lecturer at the Wellington Medical School.

Jake has enjoyed participating in many sports and remains very active.  His passion is ITF Taekwon-Do and he has previously represented New Zealand at the World Championships in 2001.  Jake keeps active running, conditioning and in various other activities, and has participated in the Coast to Coast.