Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy Team
At Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy, many of our therapists are from the local Canberra region and have studied at Canberra University. They are highly skilled and regularly attend conferences and courses to keep up to date with current research on injury management. This has enabled them to provide the best physio, podiatry, massage, pilates and other therapies to all of our clients in Gungahlin and Canberra City. Our goal is to get you back to full recovery in the shortest time and provide you with the tools to look after your health, long after you leave our care.
- Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
- Wests Tigers NRL
- Hockey Australia
- Hockey ACT
- Parramatta Eels NRL
- Australian Track & Field
- Eastern Suburbs Rugby
- Sydney Swans AFL
- Brumbies Rugby
- Daramalan Rugby
- Gungahlin United Football Club
- NSW Institute of Sport
- ACT Academy of Sport
- Australian Squash
- Triathlon Australia
Jenna graduated from the University of Canberra with a Masters of Physiotherapy after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Biology. Her special interests include the rehabilitation of sporting injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, women’s health and pilates. Jenna is a keen hockey player and is a current member of the ACT Academy of Sport and represents for the ACT Strikers. Outside of work and training she also enjoys reading, knitting and surrounding herself with family and friends.
Andy graduated from the University of Canberra with a Masters of Physiotherapy after completing his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Genetics at the Australian National University. His special interests include post-operative rehabilitation, sporting injuries, acute lower limb injuries and strength and conditioning rehabilitation. Andy grew up swimming competitively and has held numerous records and represented ACT and NSW in national and international competitions. Outside of work Andy enjoys motorsports, good food and variety of outdoor activities and sports.
Jamie graduated from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand in 2010 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. He spent several years working out of outpatient clinics and in the inpatient setting in Invercargill on the South Island, treating a wide variety of conditions both acute and chronic in nature. His special interests include the use of acupuncture for pain relief and tissue alteration, sport specific injuries and rehabilitation, and post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation. He enjoys all sports, but has a keen interest in rugby, cricket and squash, and loves the outdoor activity setting that Canberra provides.
Simon graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) in 2007. He spent several years working on the far south coast of NSW in both the hospital and private setting whilst also enjoying seasonal physiotherapy work at Jindabyne treating ski injuries during the snow season. His special interests include sports injuries, acute lower limb injuries, knee ligament injuries and sports specific rehabilitation. Simon enjoys the Canberra lifestyle and his interests include mountain biking, skiing, running and tennis during his spare time.
Nick graduated from the University of Canberra with a Masters of Physiotherapy after completing his Bachelors in Applied Science in Human Biology. Nick’s special interests include rehabilitation from sporting injures, management of work related injuries and functional strength and conditioning for injury prevention. Nick grew up playing basketball and has represented the ACT playing with the ACT Academy of Sport and the Canberra Gunners Academy.
Jim graduated from the University of Sydney with a Masters of Physiotherapy after completing his Bachelor of Health Science. He has special interests in sports injuries particularly of the lower limb, soccer injuries and pilates. He also pays particular focus to prevention of future injuries. Jim enjoys all outdoor activities with his family and friends as they are often out camping, cycling, hiking and sailing. Jim has spent 12 months in Canada fine-tuning his Pilates and snowboarding knowledge to further his clinical skills.
Craig is the practice principal of Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy. He attained a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy degree in 2000 at Sydney University studying foot injuries in runners and anterior knee pain in cyclists. He has been working as a physiotherapist for over 20 years and moved to Canberra over 12 years ago. He has been consultant physiotherapist for Balmain Rugby League, Eastern Suburbs Rugby, Australian Track & Field and Brumbies Rugby. His special interests include lower limb biomechanics, spinal instabilities and malalignments, bike fitting, running assessments, shoulder injuries and knee injuries. Craig was a former international level middle distance runner but now enjoys endurance mountain biking achieving a 2nd placing (age group 40-44 years) in the 2010 World Solo 24 hour Mountain Bike Championships. He also enjoys skiing, swimming, kayaking, gym work and spending time with his family.
Charlotte graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Charlotte’s special interests include injury prevention, rehabilitation of sport injuries, particularly upper limb injuries, strength & conditioning and management of back pain. Outside of work, Charlotte is a committed rock climber and loves training and climbing outdoors. She also enjoys horse riding, gymnastics and movement practice.
Josie graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Newcastle University. Josie is new to the city, and is ready to begin her new chapter at Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy. Her interests include sports injury rehabilitation, women’s health and Pilates. Outside of work, she enjoys triathlons, running, horse riding, snow boarding and shopping.
Kenny graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine. Previous to moving to Canberra from Sydney, Kenny had the opportunity to practice abroad in Galway, Ireland where he was able to work in a hospital setting with a variety of patients involving the complex high-risk foot. It was there where Kenny gained a passion for the prevention of diabetes-related foot complications and more holistic management of patients.
Kenny enjoys all aspects of podiatry but has a special interest in rehabilitation of sports injuries, strength and conditioning of lower limb mechanics, orthotic therapy and nail surgeries. Kenny is dedicated to providing quality care to his clients and regularly attends courses, seminars, and workshops to ensure he is up to date with the best available treatments. Outside of work, Kenny plays oz-tag and enjoys spending his spare time outdoors, going to the gym, and watching the rugby league.
Alsyha completed her Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation at the University of Canberra. Her special interests include chronic disease management, neurological conditions, cycling related injuries and rehabilitation. Outside of work, she is heavily involved in the Canberra cycling and mountain biking community with many years of coaching and racing. She believes in using evidence- based practice to provide a safe and holistic approach to clients needs, conditions or injuries.
Erhan graduated from CIT with an advanced diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy, after completing a degree in Sports Management through a scholarship in his home country, Turkey. At present he is undertaking a Bachelor of Science degree at University of Canberra. Erhan is especially interested in correcting posture problems due to muscle imbalances and relieving pain arising from neck and lower back regions. He currently applies remedial massage therapy aimed at pain relief for clients.
Additionally, he consults directly and indirectly with the team physiotherapists so the most effective outcome can be achieved for clients. Erhan has a strong interest in basketball and was a semi-professional player in Turkey. He enjoys following the NBA and playing social basketball. Other interests are cycling and walking.
David graduated with a Diploma of Remedial Massage from the Canberra Institute of Technology. He is passionate about helping clients enjoy greater mobility and less pain. He enjoys working with clients to support them in improving function to achieve their life outcomes. His clients include keen athletes who run 90kms in a day, people wanting to keep headaches at bay, desk workers who drive a mouse, folk with bad backs after moving house, kids recovering from their big soccer game, to mums and dads who are suffering pain from everyday life.
David helps clients with arthritis, cerebral palsy, headaches and migraines, joint pain, tension, neck pain, back pain, stress and anxiety and many other complaints. David also works with athletes to improve muscle flexibility to enable better performance. From clients seeking simple loosening of muscles to clients requiring relief from more complex issues, David works with you to get the best result.
David provides a mild to firm massage using a variety of techniques, such as deep tissue massage, effleurage, petrissage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, cross frictions and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.
It is a condition of employment that all professional staff are fully paid members of their relevant professional body and thus we are bound by the ethical guidelines and professional code of conduct of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sports Medicine Australia, Australian Podiatry Council and the Australian Traditional Medicine Society.