MEET OUR TEAM
Craig is the practice principal of Sport & Spinal Physiotherapy. He obtained 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 since 1988 and has been a consultant physiotherapist for Balmain Rugby League, Eastern Suburbs Rugby, Australian Track & Field and Brumbies Rugby.
Craig's 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 and held the NSW U/18 schoolboy 800m record from 1984-1998. After a nasty car accident in 1997 he was left with multiple fractures and was unfortunately unable to run again but likes to give back to the sport by coaching athletes.
Craig 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, hiking, swimming, gym work, spending time with his family and watching his beloved Wests Tigers.
Favourite Sports Team or Person: Favourite mancrush sporting hero - Sebastian Coe (in my opinion), greatest middle distance athlete ever. Set new standards for running, ahead of his time.
Favourite Song: Roadhouse Blues by The Doors
Favourite Dessert: this is difficult because there are so many - Simpson, Majave or Patagonian 😂
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.
Simon has worked closely with Olympic skiers, snowboarders, cyclists and swimmers, as well as elite runners and tennis players. Simon has a special interest in sport specific rehabilitation, biomechanics and technique analysis. Over the years he has completed extra courses focussing on assessment and treatment of shoulders, hips, backs, necks, and headache management.
Simon also specialises in Bike Fitting, and has been involved in bike fits for some prominent cyclists including Ben Henderson and Dylan Cooper.
Favourite Sports Team or Person: Raiders/Brumbies/Swans
Favourite Song: Best of You - Foo Fighters
Favourite Dessert: "I tend to skip dessert... no just kidding! I'm not fussy I'll eat anything!"
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. Jim is also a Women's Health practitioner and uses his knowledge of Women's Health issues and therapies, for not only treating clients, but within his matwork and reformer classes.
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.
Favourite Sports Team or Person: Tim Cahill
Favourite Song: Time of Your Life- Green Day
Favourite Dessert: Dakar desert and Profiteroles
Andy graduated from the University of Canberra with a Masters of Physiotherapy after completing a Bachelor of Science at ANU. Andy grew swimming at a national and international level, having competed in the Pacific School Games and Australian National Age Championships. He previously held Australian and local records in multiple strokes and distances. Andy then went on to pursue his interest in strength and condition and body building. Andy’s special interests include post-operative rehabilitation, lower limb injuries, sports rehabilitation and strength and conditioning. Courses include Cervical Spine Level 1, Dry needling and Mastering lower limb tendinopathy.
Favourite Sports Team or Person: Daniel Ricciardo
Favourite Song: Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
Favourite Dessert: Ice cream
Alex graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and First Class Honours. Her special interests include the rehabilitation of sporting injuries, strength and conditioning to improve performance, and injury prevention. Alex also has an interest in making thermoplastic splints for hand / forearm injuries.
Alex has a keen interest in sport, and has worked with local sporting teams across different codes. Alex grew up playing several sports including AFL, touch football, rowing, and most recently rugby union. Throughout this time Alex has had many seasons cut short due to injury. This makes her very familiar with the rehab of a number of injuries (as well as the frustration that comes with it). Outside of work and footy, Alex is also passionate about music: attending concerts, playing guitar or piano, and collecting vinyl LPs.
Favourite Sports Team or Person: Brisbane Broncos
Favourite Song: Vienna by Billy Joel
Favourite Dessert: Pavlova
Lachlan graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. His areas of interest include the assessment and rehabilitation of chronic neck pain, along with management of sport related shoulder and ankle injuries. Lachlan particularly focusses on assessing lower limb biomechanics in cycling, running and strength athletes. Lachlan is passionate about delivering evidence-based treatment with an emphasis on movement quality, education and client empowerment. Like many Canberrans, Lachlan shares a deep interest for competitive cycling, particularly with gravity racing. Outside of work, you’ll likely find Lachlan out riding the local trails, exploring the nearby reserves on his motorcycle, or brainstorming ways to store his ever expanding two-wheeled collection.
Favourite Sports Team or Person: Tim Eaton
Favourite Song: Desert Cruiser - Truckfighters
Favourite Dessert: "I love the Simpson desert. Crossed it when I was younger with my parents - a beautiful part of Australia! No, cheesecake surely!"
Jake Graduated from University of Canberra with a Masters of physiotherapy after completing Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.
Jake is passionate about injury prevention and rehabilitation with interests in cervical, lumbar and knee related injuries. Jake’s sporting hobbies include basketball, snowboarding and Muay Thai as well as enjoying the outdoors.
Jake has covered a mixture of football teams in both social and NPL2 leagues with focuses on taping and soft tissue release. Outside of sports Jake’s hobbies include reading, enjoying live music and camping.
Favourite Sports Team or Person: Michael Jordan
Favourite Song: Flashing Light - Kanye West
Favourite Dessert: Tiramisu
Meet Sam, a physiotherapist with a dash of adventure! Graduating from the University of Canberra with a Masters in Physiotherapy, Sam's journey to healing began after an exciting career as a personal trainer, yoga teacher, and Thai massage magician.
Having roamed across five continents, Sam's expertise spans from working with professional dancers to providing care for adults with cerebral palsy. Embracing his passion for Yoga, Pilates, and strength training, he infuses a creative twist into his work with clients.
Sam's diverse skill set is highlighted by his certifications in IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) and as both an Original Strength Clinician and an Oxygen Advantage functional breathing instructor. This versatile therapist has also been a martial artist since the tender age of 7, holding a black belt in Wado-Ryu karate. Beyond that, he loves to dabble in Aunkai Bujutsu, Bjj, Muay Thai, Taekwon-do, Judo, and Kendo.
With a passion for exploring the world, Sam brings an adventurous spirit to his practice. So, whether you're recovering from an injury, seeking to improve your fitness, or just looking for a relaxing session, Sam is your go-to therapist, ready to make your journey to better health an enjoyable one.
Favourite Sports Team or Person: Hakuho (Sumo wrestler, now retired)
Favourite Song: Jaya Jagatambe - Krishna Das
Favourite Dessert: Tiramisu
Luke graduated from the University of Canberra with a Masters of Physiotherapy after completing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Newcastle.
Luke's professional focus centers on the intricacies of sports-related injuries, particularly those affecting the lower extremities. His extensive experience includes collaboration with local sports teams spanning various disciplines, such as soccer and AFL.
Notably, Luke's interest for rehabilitation and injury prevention in soccer stems from his own high-level soccer career. He boasts a remarkable record, having played first-grade NPL in both Newcastle and Canberra, as well as representing a NCAA Division 1 college in the United States.
Outside of work, Luke's a globetrotter, always ready for an adventure. Whether he's travelling, scoring goals on the soccer pitch, or simply enjoying quality time with friends and family, Luke brings the same high energy and excitement to everything he does.
Favourite Sports Team or Person: Chelsea FC
Favourite Song: Tough question, maybe Blue World by Mac Miller.
Favourite Dessert: Another tough question, but probably cheesecake.
Jordyn completed his Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation at the University of Canberra. His special interests include athletic development / strength and conditioning, chronic disease management, sport related injuries and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Outside of work, Jordyn is heavily involved in the gym, improving his strength and knowledge with years of coaching experience. Jordyn is a strong supporter in using evidence-based practice to create a safe and achievable approach to his client’s goals, conditions and / or injuries.
Favourite Sports Team or Person: Anthony Minichiello and Sydney Roosters
Favourite Song: Chattahoochee - Alan Jackson
Favourite Dessert: Tiramisu
Remedial Massage Therapist
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. He attended University of Canberra where he received a bachelor of science degree with a double major in Biology and Sustainability in 2019. 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.
Favourite Sports Team or Person: San Antonio Spurs /MJ
Favourite Song: Master of Puppets - Metallica
Favourite Dessert: Everything
Remedial Massage Therapist
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.
Favourite Sports Team or Person: Ash Barty
Favourite Song: Too hard to choose!
Favourite Dessert: Ice Cream
Remedial Massage Therapist
- Myofascial Cupping Therapy.
- ACE-Dry Needling.
- Remedial Massage.
- Deep Tissue Massage.
- Sport’s Massage.
- Trigger Point Massage.
- Swedish (Relaxation) Massage.
- Pregnancy Massage.
Favourite Sports Team or Person: Essendon
Favourite Song: We are the People-Empire of the Sun
Favourite Dessert: Lava cake
Business Manager: Kelly Shillington
Practice Manager: Emily Gifford
- Geraldine Calotte
- Caitln Irvine
- Caitlyn Call
- Diedre Johnson
- Eva Honeybrook
- Olivia Johnston
- Sam Shillington
- Tyler McClean
We aim to ensure that we are addressing your most important concerns from working towards and accurate diagnosis and developing a recommended action plan.
We are experienced in treating acute and chronic injuries and we keep up to date with current research on injury management
WE GET RESULTS
We provide self-management strategies and give clients advice on prevention strategies to keep the pain away.