Chris completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Newcastle University in 2016. Prior to this, he completed an Exercise and Sports Science degree in America.
Whilst at university, Chris worked as a personal trainer focusing on strength, conditioning and rehabilitation where he worked with a number of athletes that have gone on to represent their state and Australia, as well as playing professionally overseas.
In his last year of university, Chris undertook a yearlong placement with the Newcastle Knights 1st grade squad. He has also worked as a sports trainer for a number of local soccer and AFL teams. Chris has a keen interest in sports which goes back to his own achievements earning a sporting scholarship to play baseball at college in the USA whilst studying his first degree.
From this, Chris has a keen interest in shoulders particularly throwing injuries and rehabilitating gym injuries.
What is it that you enjoy about working at Advanced Physio?
Advanced Physio provides me with a world class training facility where I can treat patients with acute injuries all the way through to injury prevention. We have a great team of people that all work together to get the best outcome for every patient.
What additional study or qualifications do you have?
I am a qualified Exercise Physiologist and also hold qualifications in Personal Training, as well as Level 1 Strength and Conditioning certification.
From December 2016 to January 2017 I completed 200 hours of training in orthopaedic excellence through the global education program provided by Medbridge, and completed the FIFA Diploma in Football Sports Medicine.
I have completed, and continue to complete, professional development courses in the areas of Sports Physiotherapy, Shoulder Physiotherapy and Lower Limb Tendinopathy.
What conditions or people do you have a special interest in?
I have a passion for sports injuries after playing and studying whilst at college in America for 4 years. I have a particular interest in treating Shoulders and Elbows, especially in overhead athletes such as throwers and swimmers. I also enjoy treating people with tendon injuries and osteoarthritis.
What are your extracurricular passions?
- Keeping fit and strong in the gym
- Playing and watching baseball
- Spending time with Family and Friends
- Watching any type of sport