Meet the Team
We are a passionate, professional and dedicated group of Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Massage Therapists and Exercise Physiologists. We provide consistent, high quality care to clients with the support of our wonderful administration team. Read our Core Values Statement
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. 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 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. He 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. Craig is available for free second opinions upon request with your nominated therapist at the clinic.
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. He 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.
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 - holding postgraduate qualifications in Western Acupuncture, 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.
Nick graduated from the University of Canberra with a Masters of Physiotherapy after completing his Bachelors in Applied Science in Human Biology. Nick grew up playing basketball, playing with the ACT Academy of Sport and the Canberra Gunners Academy. Nick has completed further training in the assessment and management lower back pain, neck, pain, and shoulder injuries, and has completed the Sports Physiotherapy level 1 nd 2 courses. Nick has a special interest in rehabilitation from sporting injuries, shoulder injuries, lower back and knee injuries.
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.
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.
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, lower limb injuries and biomechanics, shoulder injuries, and strength and conditioning. Alex has a keen interest in sport and has done four years of sports coverage at the Ainslie Football Club. Alex grew up playing several sports but is most keen on AFL and touch football, both of which she has played at a representative level. Alex has played AFL for several years for the Ainslie Football Club, though a few seasons have been 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 also enjoys reading, playing guitar, and collecting vinyl LPs.
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.
Emily graduated from the University of Canberra with a Master of Physiotherapy in 2021, after completing a Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science) and a Master of Research at Western Sydney University. She was a group fitness and personal trainer for 8 years, with a focus on female strength training. She has published two scientific articles focusing on recovery differences between sexes. Her special interests in physiotherapy include the rehabilitation and prevention of sporting injuries, strength and conditioning, and delivering evidence-based treatments.
Emily grew up playing both netball and touch football, while more recently getting involved in oztag. She has trained and competed in olympic weightlifting at a local level in NSW prior to moving to the ACT. Outside of work Emily enjoys music, reading, and weightlifting.
Alysha 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.
Prashneel graduated from Charles Sturt University in Albury with a degree in Podiatric Medicine. Prashneel grew up in the Albury/Wodonga region and moved to Canberra to gain further experience in all aspects of podiatry with a special interest in sports medicine, complex lower limb biomechanical conditions, repetitive strain injuries and the role of orthotic therapy in lower limb mechanics. He enjoys working with clients to improve their overall function and achieve their desired goals. Outside of work, Prash is an avid sports fan with a particular interest in rugby league and soccer. Prashneel loves any form of physical activity particularly running and in his spare time you will usually find him spending it with his family and friends. Prashneel also enjoys listening to music as well as watching movies.
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.
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.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Tiffany completed her Certificate IV in Massage Therapy from Australian College of Fitness and Bodywork, in South East Melbourne in 2021. As a Massage Therapist, she enjoys working with clients from all walks of life, who have experienced work-related injuries or are suffering from general aches and pains. She has plans to continue furthering her education in massage and in Pilates.
Tiffany enjoys spending her spare time on her other passion, digital & aerial photography. As a photographer, Tiffany loves exploring the great outdoors with her cameras, meeting the locals, and learning about Canberra’s rich history.
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Accredited Sports Dietitian
Holly graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Human Nutrition in 2007 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics in 2009. She has completed the Sports Dietitians Australia Sports Nutrition Course at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2010. She also graduated from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Diploma in Sports Nutrition in 2019. During her 12 years as a dietitian, she has worked in hospitals, GP clinics, gyms, private practice and in the media.
Holly represented the ACT throughout her primary school and high school years in athletics (400m, 800m, 1500m), cross country, basketball and mountain running. She was fifth in Australia in her age group for 800m and came fourth overall in the Junior Australian Mountain Running Championship in early 2003.
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.