Most people come to yoga to improve their flexibility, but through practice, they uncover much more.
I am a sports physiotherapist, yoga teacher, strength coach and educator. I am equal parts nerd, jock and hippie. In becoming a yoga teacher, I did not turn vegetarian, nor did I cease having a drink with my mates. I love the outdoors especially when that involves the ocean. Surfing is undoubtedly my number one pastime.
I am passionate about education and realise that ‘knowing’ something is a fluid concept. I love learning from wise individuals and ancient philosophies and integrating these paradigms with modern science and my clinical experience. I believe that collaboration encourages innovation.
I realise that people are doing the best they can with the information they have at hand. I have been lucky to have learnt from teachers amazing, as they are diverse. I believe that when you know how your body works, it will work better for you.
I believe we can do things better in health.
My consultations prioritise identifying not only the problem but also the underlying causes, before outlining a clear path to optimised health. As an adolescent athlete, I was a frequent user of physiotherapy services and I saw first-hand what physiotherapy could do for injury management and athletic performance.
Following my undergraduate degree and sports medicine diploma in New Zealand, I spent time working in many different professional areas in New Zealand, England and now Australia. I believe this varied experience has shaped my philosophy of an individual’s health being a team effort.
Now, as a provider of physiotherapy services to Athletics Australia and Queensland Academy of Sport Athletics, my speciality is running injury prevention, rehabilitation and performance.
I work best with anyone who is serious about helping themselves to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
You may have heard that the way forward in healthcare is patient-centred care. I am passionate about understanding as much as I can about my clients and their pain, informing people of the best evidence-based treatment that I am aware of and allowing the person in front of me to decide the best way forward for them.
We all have our own injury journey and I believe the care that you receive should be individualised for your specific journey.
This philosophy comes from many years of private practice work, but also from working with a range of sports teams, including semi-professional AFL and netball. My areas of interest through further education include the hip, acute muscle injuries and concussion management.
There are no hot packs or ultrasound machines to be found in this practice. Our physio sessions are built around the individual. With your dedicated 1-hour initial appointment rest assured that there will be no stone unturned in uncovering the root cause of your issue. Highly skilled assessment and treatment is paired with education, easy to understand self-treatment techniques and prevention strategies.
Yoga is a practice of movement with awareness of body and breath. Most people come to yoga to improve their flexibility, but through practice, they uncover much more. Yoga can improve strength, mobility, body awareness, breath awareness, balance, mental clarity, sleep quality… we could go on!
Yoga at The Health Collab integrates ancient knowledge with modern understanding of neurology, physiotherapy, and strength and conditioning. Learn through movement and discover just how good a balanced and energised body and mind can feel.
We currently offer individual 1-hour sessions that often combine assessment and practice. These can be claimed with your health fund. If you would like to register your interest in a group class, please email our team on the contact page.
Working successfully with swimmers requires a deep understanding of this unique and challenging sport. This understanding comes from clinical experience, time on pool deck, and working with the best coaches, sports scientists and physiologists in the sport.
Tom is a highly sought-after specialist swimming physiotherapist. He currently holds the following positions:
Tom leveraged his experience to develop the award-winning Q Swim app in 2019. Q Swim is used in over 30 countries by swimmers and coaches as a screening and educational tool.
Tom continues to be strongly involved in the education of young swimmers and coaches locally, nationally, and internationally. The Health Collab team delivers world leading care for swimmers of all ages and abilities.
Much like our technology occasionally needs a reboot with CTRL+ALT+DEL, this treatment modality is akin to hitting the ‘reset button’ for a muscle.
It is effective in assisting in the resolution of both acute and chronic painful conditions. It is a favourite of elite and recreational athletes alike because of its quick results allowing you to get back to what you love doing sooner.
Taking inspiration from people from diverse fields, cultures, ethnicities, ages, lifestyles is the way to best way to guide individuals and the community at large toward the larger goal of optimal health. This is the age of collaboration.