About Dr Sarah Beable
Areas of Specialisation
Sarah is a Sport and Exercise Physician at Axis and is the lead specialist at Axis Alpine in Queenstown. She is experienced in the optimal management of an extensive range of sporting injuries and musculoskeletal issues and, like the other specialists at Axis Sports Medicine, is well trained in injury prevention and illness risk management. She has a special interest in energy deficiency in active individuals, and the range of issues that encompasses, particularly in the young athletic female.
Sarah is a member of the WHISPA (Womens Health in Sport; A Performance Advantage) panel, an initiative by High Performance Sport and is also involved in creating guidelines regarding Exercise is Medicine; prescribing exercise to treat a range of common illnesses and conditions.
Sarah has worked with athletes from a wide range of sports and attended the Rio Olympics 2016 and Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2012 and 2018 as part of the NZOC Health Team. Her past team experience also includes working with a variety of organisations and teams including her position as Medical Director for Cycling New Zealand (2013 – 2017), the Silver Ferns, Capital Pulse Netball, Wellington Phoenix Football, Counties Manukau Rugby, as well as a wide range of endurance sports and events (she was medical director for the ITU World Cup Triathlon event in Auckland in 2015). She also provided care at ITM cup, Super 14, International Sevens, and Rugby World Cup matches.
Originally from Wellington, Sarah graduated from the University of Auckland in 2005 and did her initial hospital years in Tauranga Hospital before moving back to the capital to work in Emergency Medicine, General Practice and then Military Medicine in Waiouru before completing her Post Graduate Sport Medicine Diploma and beginning her specialist training.
Sarah is passionate about exercise, lifestyle promotion and being involved in the community. She continues to keep fit and likes competing in endurance events in her spare time (even completing the Hawaii Ironman!!). She vows to stay a Hurricanes, Pulse and Phoenix fan!
Sport & Exercise Physician, Sporting Injuries & Musculoskeletal Issues, Injury Prevention & Illness Risk Management, Energy Deficiency in Active Individuals
As with any specialists, Sport and Exercise Physicians can only see patients who have been referred by other health practitioners. Usually this will be your general practitioner, accident and medical centre doctor, or physiotherapist. However, podiatrists, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurse practitioners, and other specialists can also provide referrals.