Sports & Exercise Chiropractor Fellow (AICE)

Lorenzo Campagna received a degree in Bachelor of Medical Science from Sydney University in 1995 followed by a Masters Degree in Chiropractic from Macquarie University in 1997. In 2000, Lorenzo completed a qualification in Medical Acupuncture. Lorenzo subsequently completed an International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma (recently upgraded to International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic) and a Post Graduate Degree in Sports Chiropractic from Murdoch University, Perth in 2009. In 2019, Lorenzo was titled a Sports and Exercise Chiropractor – Fellow (AICE).

Lorenzo has a FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine. He is currently undertaking a Masters of High-Performance Sport and working in the high-performance department of the Sydney Swans AFL. His interests here include sports science data analysis and its role in rehabilitation, nutrition, performance and recovery strategies, strength and conditioning in the elite sporting athlete. Lorenzo has completed his Certification in Team Sports Training from Barca Universitas and holds a current Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach Certification (ASCA).

Lorenzo is a certified Sports Medicine Australia Presenter and teaches in the area of Level 1 & Level 2 Sports Trainers & Re-accreditation, as well as Introduction & Advanced Sports Taping.

Lorenzo currently holds a committee position on Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) NSW Board and is the current Sports Chiropractic Australia (SCA) National Treasurer having previously held the position of NSW Chairman. He also has a role on the Australian Chiropractic Association (ACA) Conduct & Ethics Committee and on the Federation of International Sports Chiropractic (FICS) Corporate & Social Responsibility Board.

Lorenzo has been working at Spinal and Sports Care since 1995 and has been a partner since 1998. During this time, he has gained vast experience, expertise and knowledge in this area of sports health care and has extensive experience in both spinal and extremity biomechanics and exercise prescription.

His experience in competitive, elite sports and training has set the backdrop for his keen interest in the relationship of musculoskeletal pain syndromes and dysfunction. Lorenzo has a keen interest in biomechanics and its relationship to the prevention of sports injuries, rehabilitation and return to sport. In particular, he has developed an interest in overuse injuries and their relationship to lower limb and foot biomechanics with muscle dysfunction in adolescent and professional sports players.

Lorenzo believes education is the key to quality care and is involved extensively with addressing Sporting Organisations, Coaches and Athletes on a variety of topics relating to injury prevention techniques, injuries and effective management. Lorenzo was a member of the Macquarie University Advisory Board from 1998-2004 and has supervised Masters Students from Macquarie, Western Sydney, Australian Catholic University, UTS and Murdoch Universities, in their Clinical Sports Placements. Lorenzo currently maintains a radiographer license and is a professional member of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), Sports Chiropractic Australia (SCA), Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) and International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS).

Lorenzo’s utilises a strong evidence-based approach to injury assessment and management. With Passive Care, he utilises a hands-on approach of manual treatment, which includes soft tissue and myofascial/active releases, joint and spinal mobilisations and manipulations, condition-specific musculo-skeletal dry needling, Kinesio Taping and electro-physical modalities. He is a strong advocate for Active Care and exercise prescription, and encourages all his patients to commence active exercise therapy from day one of rehabilitation. He believes in a team approach and works closely with Physiotherapists, Sports Physicians, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sports Podiatrists, Massage Therapists, Nutrition and Strength & Conditioning specialists.

Lorenzo has had extensive involvement with elite level sport in a variety of sports since 1993. In football, Lorenzo has worked with the Western Sydney Wanderers, Central Coast Mariners, Bonnyrigg White Eagles and Parramatta FC Football Club in the NSW Premier League. Lorenzo has been associated with Football NSW since 2006, and in 2009, looked after the Singapore National Soccer team, during their National team tour of Australia.

Lorenzo has worked with many Commonwealth and Olympic athletes from a diverse sporting background and attended National and International Tournaments for Indoor Cricket NSW, Oz Tag, Futsal Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Taekwondo and WMC Kickboxing. He has been extensively involved with Ironman, Triathletes and Surf Lifesaving Australia National Championships. Since 2006, Lorenzo has been the Sports Chiropractor to Indoor Netball NSW and Indoor Netball Australia, touring with the Australian Team to the Indoor Netball World Cup on 3 separate occasions, held in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Lorenzo has been a state track and field athlete. He has represented NSW (1988-90), Australian School Boys (1991) and the Australian U/17 Joeys in Soccer (1989-91). His highlight was representing Australia in the World Cup Qualifiers and in the FIFA World Cup held in Italy.
Lorenzo was a member of the St George Youth League and National Youth League (NYL) team (1987-91) and played National Youth (NYL) and National Soccer League (NSL) for Sydney Olympic (1992-93).

Lorenzo’s strengths are in his strong understanding of an athlete’s injury, management and return to sport protocols, working with an allied healthcare team having been personally involved both, as an elite athlete, and now on the sidelines part of the sports medical team as a Sports & Exercise Chiropractor. Lorenzo consults out of our 3 practices in Parramatta, Castle Hill and Wetherill Park.