Colin first qualified as a Physiotherapist in the UK in 2004 and since then has worked around the world in a variety of physio roles and is now settled here in Perth. Colin gained the title of Sports Physiotherapist after completing his Masters degree at Curtin University in 2015.
Colin has worked for professional sports clubs, including Brentford Town FC in the UK and Perth Glory here in Australia, in addition to numerous amateur rugby and soccer teams. Recently Colin was selected to be the Lead Physiotherapist for Team GB’s Ultimate Frisbee squad during the World Championships last year.
Outside of Sports Physio, Colin is working with some of Perth’s leading orthopaedic surgeons in the public hospital system, both aiming at preventing the need for surgery and rehabilitating those that do back to a high level of function.
Colin is passionate about keeping up-to-date with contemporary research and the application of best, evidence-based practice in a clinical setting. He regularly attends national and international conferences, where he has previously presented research. Colin’s ethos is heavily focused on education, with the theory that if you know what is going on with your body, you’ll best understand what you should and should not be doing to get the best results. Colin is a qualified Strength & Conditioning Coach and as such has a strong emphasis towards exercise-based rehabilitation and regaining functional movement. Colin is pro-manual therapy and has developed excellent hands-on skills over the years and is also very experienced in dry-needling (acupuncture).
Colin is still out playing sports, and not being the worlds best player, is often on the treatment table himself – doing “market research” as he calls it! Colin enjoys playing soccer and has recently returned to the running track where anything under 200m is fair game. Colin is a keen traveller and amateur zoologist.
Colin is a very experienced Physiotherapist and can manage most disorders, his main clinical interests are:
Lower limb rehabilitation, and in particular:
- Hip and groin injuries and persistent/ chronic issues
- Post-surgical knee rehabilitation and complex cases
- Foot and ankle injuries both acute and persistent
- Soccer-related injuries, e.g. hamstring tears and returning to play
- Neck problems and headaches