Chris Hook

Following a college US baseball career Chris studied physiotherapy and not surprisingly has a special  interest in shoulders and elbows. He has completed over 120 hours on these topics since starting at Advanced. 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.

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
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