- (07) 3342 4284
23 Weller Road
Brisbane QLD 4121
Return to Sport/Early Sport Conditioning
Ready to get back to sport after an injury, or are you?
Thinking of joining a touch team, boot camp or starting that Couch to 5k running program?
Risks of injury or re-injury are high if you are not adequately prepared.
Getting some help with that preparation from our Performance Physio’s may save you lots of time, money and agony in the long run.
Our Performance team will focus on the essential elements for an athlete’s successful return to sport or introduction to a new sport or recreational activity. The process of returning to competition or challenging your body with a new sport involves enhancement of the body’s load carrying capacity in preparation for these higher load activities. Use of correct training techniques to maximise rehabilitation and reconditioning and allowing the body time to adapt is critical. While the goal is rapid resumption of activity, it is important to be aware of our ability to tolerate new loads from a strength and conditioning perspective. Knowing when you are ready to return to sport, or increase your loads can be a tricky decision to make alone. Many people go back too early and suffer re-injury or injure a new body part that has been allowed to decondition during the time off play. Our team will guide you through a program tailored to your individual needs and designed to reduce the likelihood of injury or re-injury while providing the building blocks for enhanced performance. They will also put you through your paces and test key factors that have been shown through research studies to predict readiness for return to sport.
Our GymStart Instructors +
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Evin graduated with an honours degree in 2013 in Ireland. He is currently completing his Masters degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the NSCA and an accredited member of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association.
He worked in the world-renowned Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin, within a large multidisciplinary team including orthopaedic consultants, sports and exercise medicine physicians, strength and conditioning coaches and biomechanists. This gave him high exposure to a wide range of musculoskeletal presentations and injuries. In his time there, he was involved in SSC’S world leading research programme delivering rehabilitation for ACL injury and reconstruction and athletic groin pain.
Evin is very interested in the lower limb and uses his knowledge of strength and conditioning to bridge the gap between rehabilitation and return to performance in the athletic population and return to function in the general population. In his last year, he was lead physiotherapist for the Foot and Ankle stream in the Sports Surgery Clinic where he developed a specialist interest in the area.
He is excited about working in Australia with Physiotec and the new challenge of applying his skills and knowledge base to the Australian population.
Len graduated with a BSc Honours Degree in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin in 2012. He then joined the world renowned Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin, Ireland. In this unique setting with a large multidisciplinary team including orthopaedic consultants, sports and exercise medicine physicians, strength and conditioning coaches and biomechanists, Len was heavily involved in delivering and implementing the hugely successful GROIN and ACL pathways. He was also involved in undergoing research and has a strong interest in biomechanics, orthopaedics, overload and tendon injuries.
Outside of the clinic, Len was team Physiotherapist for Dublin Under 21 Hurlers for two consecutive seasons. He is has a keen interest in Gaelic games, Soccer and Rugby. He also has considerable interest in Strength and Conditioning and is certified in Dry Needling.
Len made the move to Australia to gain an even wider experience and education base, planning to complete a flexible delivery Masters in Physiotherapy Programme at the University of Queensland in the near future. He has undergone intensive training with Dr Alison Grimaldi and is helping Physiotec develop and implement specific, integrated programmes for Hip, Groin, Back, Knee, Hamstring & Running injuries.
Bike Fit Analyst
Eric has been a qualified Physiotherapist since 2004, having worked in a variety of clinical settings from medical centres to holistic health centres before joining PhysioTec. Currently he splits his time between PhysioTec and providing onsite injury management services to a variety of manual handling industries.
His interests in physiotherapy are neck and upper back pain, cycling related pain and injuries and dry needling. Eric is a competitive cyclist himself, runs his own cycling crew, MIA, and is passionate about all things cycling. He provides our bike fit service and is a wealth of knowledge where it comes to balancing optimal performance outcomes and recovery from injury or training fatigue. In his spare time he also enjoys keeping a great looking tropical aquarium.
M Phty (Sports)
Tony gained his Bachelor degree at the University of Sydney and later completed his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. Tony has worked in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, musculoskeletal practices, sports and research. Within physiotherapy he has a particular interest in tendon injuries around the hip, as well as other overuse injuries in the upper and lower limbs.
Anthony is a keen swimmer and runner, and has a strong interest in exercise physiology, bone health and biomechanics. He has also completed pilates training through the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute and additional training in dry needling.