24 April 2024

Dr Jason Lam

Musicians, dancers and actors are artistic athletes. The long hours of practice, the demand for perfection, the requirement for endurance, precision and artistry carry the risk of unique injuries.

Dr Jason Lam has over two decades of experience working in the performing arts space at an elite level. He was formerly a professional dancer with Sydney Dance Company, Tasdance, Opera Australia as well as performing as an independent artist before retiring and studying medicine. He has also taught at Company level and general public at Sydney Dance Company Open Classes and at local ballet schools around Australia from children to adults.

He was the inaugural Crichton Dance Medicine Fellow at the Australian Ballet and Orchestra Victoria where he looked after the dancers and musicians. Jason holds a Masters in Sports Medicine, a Diploma of Child Health and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice.
In addition to his interest in performing artists, Jason was the team doctor for Youth Commonwealth Games Trinbago 2023, the Sandringham Zebras VFL team and has also worked with Carlton VFLW, Combat Sports Victoria and was part of the Medical Team at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018.

He is actively involved in medical education and research and has presented and published widely around dance medicine, hand injury, medical education and chronic pain. He has undertaken further training in Sport and Exercise Medicine with the Australian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians.

He works closely with allied health and surgeons with the patient at the centre of their care and is passionate about providing expert, comprehensive care to performers, athletes and anyone seeking to optimise their performance and be active.