Our Orthopaedic Surgeons

Hamish Love


H­amish Love is a fellowship-tr­ained specia­list in Orthop­edic sports surgery and founder of forte Sports. His subspecialist expertise is in the trea­tment of conditions of the shoulder, hip ­and knee.

Born ­and r­aised in Centr­al Ot­ago, H­amish graduated from Ota­go Medical School and completed orthop­edic speci­alist tr­aining through the Roy­al Austr­a­lasi­an College of Surgeons.  He then undertook subspecialist training in Sports Orthop­edics, ­at the University of C­alga­ry and Sta­nford University Sports Medicine Center. He has been involved in the care of both professional and amateur athletes in many sporting codes, with personal favorites being Ice Hockey, snow sports, rugby and cycling.

Dr Love is the founder ­and clinica­l director of the New Zea­l­and ACL Registry, ­a nationwide project to study the trea­tment of ­anterior cruci­ate liga­ment injuries.

Outside of work, Hamish is a keen mountain biker and road cyclist and loves back-country skiing, hiking and going on adventures with his family.

Bruce Twaddle

MBChB, FRACS (Ortho)

Bruce is an orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialist training in Sports Surgery. He is experienced with all soft tissue and joint injuries of the knee, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle.

He has recently returned to New Zealand after heading up the complex knee injury service at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. Bruce divides his time between Auckland and Christchurch.

Bruce has previously been the head of trauma at Auckland City Hospital and Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics at the University of Auckland. He was Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to the 2011 ANBL Champion New Zealand Breakers Basketball Team. He is a highly regarded member of the Unisports Medicine Team in Auckland.

The author of many orthopaedic and sports medicine book chapters; his ongoing research interests include the treatment of knee ligament, ankle and achilles tendon injuries.


All enquires for Bruce Twaddle please contact bt@unisportsortho.co.nz


Our Sports Physicians

Tony Running Marathon

Tony Page


Dr Tony Page is a founding member of Forte Sports and Orthopaedics. Tony is an experienced Sports Physician who has been the All Blacks doctor from 2013-2020.

Tony started out as a GP for 14 years, with much of that time spent at Christchurch South Health Centre. He put his Diplomas in Child Health and Obstetrics and Postgraduate certificate in Sports medicine to good use. He then followed his passion and did the four-year Fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine through the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise physicians, gaining the class medal in 2006. He has a Diploma in Paediatrics and is interested in child and adolescent athlete injury problems.

He has worked at Sportsmed Canterbury, as well as at the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre 2005, 2010-2012).

Tony is interested in all sports but has a personal interest in running (ten Kepler’s), multisport (4 Coast to Coasts) and mountain biking as well as his contact sports interest through being Crusaders (2006-2010) and All Blacks doctor (2013-2020).

Tony has been a pioneer of in-room point of care use of ultrasound in sports medicine in New Zealand.

John Molloy

MBChB, PGDipSportsMed, PGDipMSM, PGDipTravMed, FACSEP

Dr John Molloy studied at the University of Otago School of Medicine. He has post-graduate diplomas in Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, and Travel Medicine. He has published research on concussion in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.

Dr Molloy deployed as a Medical Officer for the NZ Army to Afghanistan in 2011. Following which, he completed his specialist Fellowship in Sport & Exercise Medicine, training in New Zealand and Australia. He was the Canterbury Rugby doctor from 2012-2014 and the Easts Rugby (Sydney) doctor from 2015-2016. Dr Molloy’s areas of expertise include injectable therapies and running injuries.

John has finished more than 80 marathons, 10 Ironman triathlons, and a handful of 100km runs. He enjoys spending time with his young family and training for endurance events with his two dogs. He is the creator of the world-first ‘4 Paws Marathon’ event which aims to promote the importance of physical activity and ‘exercise as medicine’.

Check out his website www.runningmedicine.co.nz if you wish to read more about his running adventures.

Hamish reid bio

Hamish Reid


Dr Hamish Reid is a Sport and Exercise Medicine physician who enjoys helping all people achieve the things in life important to them. He is skilled in diagnosing and treating a wide range of injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. He will be just as interested to meet you if you are inactive with challenging health conditions or train every day as a professional athlete. He believes that each problem should be treated according to individual circumstances. His qualifications in diagnostic ultrasound and interventions, such as ultrasound-guided injection therapies and shockwave help him deliver the highest quality care.

Arriving in NZ from Bermuda, but originally from the UK, Hamish graduated from Edinburgh University in 2006 and subsequently trained in the NHS and various elite sports organizations, including the English Institute of Sport, Southampton Football Club, British Athletics and the England Rugby Football Union. Prior to specializing in Sport and Exercise Medicine, he was an emergency medicine doctor and served in the British Army. He has worked in charitable and voluntary roles all around the world, including Africa and Asia, and taught on the Nepalese Mountain Medicine Diploma and other expedition and wilderness medicine courses.

With a clinical and academic interest in exercise medicine and helping improve population physical activity levels, Hamish has a Masters degree from the University of Oxford and works as a clinical director for an initiative called Moving Medicine. He is committed to helping people live healthy, active lifestyles to help prevent and improve self-management of health conditions. He leads Active Conversations, an online education programme for healthcare professionals, helping them develop their skills to better support people with health conditions live active lifestyles.

He comes to NZ with his Kiwi wife and is delighted to find himself in a city where he can wing foil, mountain bike, surf and wrestle his children all in the same day. His sporting achievements reflect commitment rather than talent, including a Guinness world record as the first pair to row around Great Britain and leading the world’s longest team doggy-paddle down the length of the Thames river.