To show you how passionate we are about providing up-to-date, advanced and experienced health care services to all our valued clients, our Therapists are constantly involved in Professional Development activities and Sports Team Travel.
So, what are our Gold Coast Physio & Sports Health therapists up to now?
– Physio Sarah Bombell travels as team Physio with the AUS Sailing squad for their World Cup competitions.
-Physio Ange Flack travels with the AUS NRL Jillaroos squad to PNG as head Physio for the Aussie team.
– Physio Sarah Bombell travels with the AUS Sailing team as team Physio to the Japan World Cup.
– Sports Physio Britt Caling travels to the Australian Institute Of Sports in Canberra for athletics and run technique workshop.
– Physio Ange Flack travels as head Physio for the Qld Womens NRL squad to the state of Origin clash with NSW in Woolongong.
– Sports Physio Rick Bain travels with the AUS Kayaking crew as team Physio to Europe for the World Championships.
– Soft tissue therapist Paige Single has been selected for the Australian Institute Of Sports therapist scholarship and travels to AIS HQ in Canberra for two weeks of development and work with Canberra based elite athlete program.
– Physio Ange Flack travels with Netball Qld as team Physio for state league carnival.
– We welcome Sports Physio Kate O’Connell to the team, Kate has over 10years experience as a Physio and will be working at both Runaway Bay & Burleigh clinics, we’re excited to have her on the team!
– Sports Physio Britt Caling is travelling to the Germany, USA and England with Australian Hurdler Sally Pearson as her personal Physio to the famous athletics Street Meet events. Britt has been personal home Physio for Sally since 2004.
– Physio Sarah Bombell was in camp with the Australian Synchronised Swimming team as team Physio
– Physio Sarah Bombell was in camp with the Aussie Sailing team as team Physio as they gear up for the World Championships.
– Physio Angela Flack tours with the Australian & QLD NRL Womens squad as head Physio as the team prepares for the 2017 State Of Origin
-We welcome new Massage Therapist, Nat Barton to our Burleigh Team. Nat has experience working with the Titans NRL and other sporting events.
-APA Titled Sports Physio Rick Bain covers our Official AIS Physio contract work for the month of February, based from Pizzey Park AIS GC Facility.
-Rick is also travelling as official physio to the Qld Sprint Kayak Team to the GP2 meet in Sydney and looking towards Sprint Kayaking Nationals in March.
– We welcome Physio Sam McLaren to the team, Sam has relocated from Perth to join the team and will be heavily involved with the busy Pilates program at both clinics in Burleigh & Runaway Bay.
– We welcome Remedial Massage Therapist Anthony Evans to the Burleigh clinic, Anthony brings a wealth of massage therapy experience with an Exercise Science background.
– Our Sports Physio Rick Bain travels with the AUS sprint Kayakers as team Physio to Penrith for GP2 of the 2016-17 season.
– Physio Angela Flack has been officially names as the Womens NRL State Of Origin Physio for 2017
– Our senior Physio team consisting of Sarah Bombell, Helen Sibbald, Rick Bain, Andy Frith coordinating the 2017 High Performance Swim camp athlete’s Physio for 40 of Brisbane’s most promising young swimmers at Runaway Bay clinic.
– Our Sports Physio Rick Bain travels with the AUS sprint Kayakers as team Physio to Adelaide for GP1 of the 2016-17 season.
– Sports Physio’s Britt Caling & Myles Burfield resume their roles at the Australian Institute of Sports as the new 4 year cycle for the next Olympic games (Tokyo 2020) begins
– Our soft tissue therapists Paige Single & Lynne Gillogly where the official massage therapists for the 2016 Australian Masters Swimming Games at Southport Aquatic Centre.
– Exercise Physiologist Harriet Brown selected to represent Australia at the World paddle board championships in Hawaii wins the World Championship race in the long distance paddle category!
– Physio Angela Flack travels with the AUS NRL Womens squad in preparation for the upcoming test series in 2017
– We welcome new team member Gabby Keid to the GCPSH family, having been a long term client of GCPSH Gabby liked us so much she decided to join the team… welcome Gabby!
– Physio Andy Frith now conducting bike fitting for clients at both clinics (Burleigh & Labrador)
– Our Sport Physio Myles Burfield, alongside Physio Ashlee Insch, and Soft tissue therapist Lynne Gillogly looked after the Coolangatta Gold competitors post race in the finisher marquee.
– We welcome new team members in Rebecca Day & Tanya McAllister, both ladies will greet clients at our Labrador and Burleigh clinics.
– Sports Physio Britt Caling is at the Rio 2016 Olympics as Physio to Aussie Headquarters which means she is assisting with the whole Aussie Team.
– Massage Therapist Thea Dillon is with Britt as part of the Aussie Headquarters Team
– Sports Physio Myles Burfield is with the Australian Canoe/Kayak team in pre-Olympics camp at the European Training Centre (ETC) in Italy before heading with the team to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics
– Physio Ange Flack is in camp with the Jillaroos before heading to Ireland for a much deserved holiday!
– Physio Angela Flack travels with the AUS NRL Womens squad to Newcastle as team Physio for the 2016 test between the AUS Jillaroos and NZ.
– Soft tissue therapist Thea Dillon travels with the QAS swim squad to Australian National Olympic selections meet in Adelaide.
– Sports Physio Britt Caling travels to Abu Dhabi as team Physio for the Australian team for the first race of the 2016 World Triathlon Series.
– We welcome Physio Andy Frith to the team, Andy relocates from Tasmania to join the team and will consult from both clinics (Burleigh & Runaway Bay) Andy’s song interests include cycling, pilates, and athlete management, and holds extensive experience in private practice.
– We welcome Macey Stewart to the team, Macey will be our Front Desk team representative at Burleigh & Runaway Bay. Macey comes from a professional cycling background where she had great success and is a 3 time Junior World Champion and rode for the Orica Green Edge team on the global circuit.
– Sports Physio Britt Caling travels with the AUS Triathlon team as team Sports Physio to Abu Dhabi for the first World Triathlon Series (ITU) race for 2016 which is also one of the first Olympic qualifying races for the AUS triathletes.
– Physio Myles Burfield travels with the AUS Kayaking team at team Physio to Adelaide for National selection race & Rio Olympics qualifier.
– Physio Ange Flack goes on tour with the AUS NRL Rugby League squad as team Physio for the World All Star v Indegenous Starts match.
– Physio Myles Burfield travels with the AUS Kayaking team as team Physio to Adelaide for the all important Olympic selection regatta.
– Massage Therapist Thea Dillon travels with the AUS swim team to Australian Short Course Championships in Sydney.
– We welcome Remedial Therapists Paige Single and Mathew Ptak-Zylka to our team.
Paige is a former Triathlete having competed in the ITU Pro Junior and u23 Triathlon National and International races. She is a lover of sports and everything outdoors. She enjoys anything from long distance running, SUPing with her dog Django, to Snowboarding and Oztag. Paige has worked with a number of talented athletes including various Triathletes, Professional Surfers and Nutri-Grain Ironman Series athletes. She has also worked with local sporting teams including the Tweed Netball Queensland Cup Junior Team, the Tweed Seagulls Intrust Super Cup Rugby League Team and numerous Professional Cycling Teams. Paige will be available for consult at our Burleigh clinic.
Mathew graduated from Q-Academy of Massage Therapy and has been practicing as a Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist since 2012 and more recently since 2014 as a Myotherapist. Mathew has continued to broaden his knowledge and education through ongoing post-graduate studies. These included: Post-Graduate Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy, Reflexology, Dry-needling and advanced TRP techniques. He is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Podiatry. He is passionate and caring and strives to provide best possible care to his clients.
Mathew’s special interests include: pain management, postural correction, balancing the muscular system to allow better movement, performance and injury recovery and prevention. Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Myofascial Dry Needling. Mathew will be available for consult at our Runaway Bay (Labrador) clinic.
– Sports Physio Erin Fitzgerald travels with Cirque Du Soleil to Korea as head Physio to the show’s performers, acrobats, and dancers.
– Sports Physio Britt Caling & Massage Therapist Thea Dillon are selected by to Australian Olympic Committee for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as team therapists for the AUS team!
– We welcome Sports Podiatrist Ben Harcourt to the team, Ben will be based at the Burleigh clinic.
– Sport Physio Rick Bain travels with the Australian Triathlon squad to France as head Physio for the team as they prepare for the European ITU season.
– Principal Massage Therapist Thea Dillon travels with the Australian Swimming Team to the 2015 World Championships in Russia.
– Sport Physio Myles Burfield travels with Kayaking Australia to World Championships in Europe.
– GCPSH team members in Britt Caling, Ashlee Insch, Carly Fritsch, Angie Hona, Fred Impens, and Lynn Gillogly are looking after the 25 International Elite runners who are racing in this year’s Gold Coast Marathon during race week.
– Massage Therapist Rhiannon Tucker travels with the National Talent Academy (Triathlon) high performance camp.
– Physio Angela Flack and Massage Therapists Dan Collins and Angie Hona in camp with the Australian Olympic Para athletes as they prepare for Rio Olympics qualifying events.
– Principle Massage Therapist Thea Dillon Travels with Athletics Australia to Germany in the lead up to the European Track and Field Season and Rio Olympics Qualifying.
– Physio Myles Burfield travels with the AUS Kayaking squad to Europe as they prepare for the World Championships.
– Physio Ange Flack is on tour with The Jillaroos AUS Rugby League Womens team as they take on New Zealand in the World Cup.
– Sports Physio’s Britt Caling & Rick Bain looked after the AUS Triathlon team at the ITU Gold Coast race in Southport.
– Principal Remedial Massage Therapist Thea Dillon travelled with the QAS (Qld Academy of Sports) to the AUS National Swimming Championships in Sydney for a few weeks and over Easter. She has also been selected to work with the Australian Swim Team at World Championships in Russia later this year!
– Physio Myles Burfield is on the road again with the AUS Kayaking team for the final race of the National Series which also serves as the last chance for athletes to qualify for World Champs in Europe.
– Sports Physio Rick Bain lectures Physio students at Griffith University.
– Sports Physio Britt Caling lectures the AUS BMX Level 2 coaches course.
– Physio Angela Flack has been selected to tour as head Physio with the AUS Womens Rugby League squad for the World Championships, way to go ANGE!!
– Sports Physio Britt Caling travels with the AUS Kayaking team to National Canoue World Championship selection regatta.
– We welcome Exercise Physiologist and Massage Therapist Rhiannon Tucker to the team, Rhiannon is available for consult at Burleigh clinic. A talentend Surf athlete, recently turned Triathlete, Rhiannon brings an array of sporting experience and is an exciting new addition to the team.
– We welcome Physio Rick Bain who just recently completed his Sports Masters, Rick has been working in Private practice for 5 years and is a welcome addition to the team, a fine runner himself, Rick also dabbles in the odd triathlon. Rick will predominately work out of the Runaway Bay clinic.
– We also welcome Exercise Physiologist Harriet Brown to the team. Harriet is available for consult at the Runaway Bay clinic and she brings with her vast experiance in Private practice. Harriet is also one of the best Surf Iron Women in the world and recently took out a podium series finish in the NutriGrain series. Harriet is available for consult at our Runaway bay clinic.
– Another exciting addition to our team is Physio Carly Fritsch who has over 10 years experience in Private practice. Carly is returning from maternity leave and will be available for consult at our Burleigh clinic.
– Physio Myles Burfield travels with the AUS Kayaking team to Penrith for the National Regatta, in the lead up to Canoue World Championship selections
– Front Desk team member Leiston Pickett took out double GOLD by winning in the 100m & 50m Breathstroke at the Australian Short Course Championships in Adelaide. Lei will now represent Australia at the World Short Course Championships in Doha later this year.
– Soft Tissue Therapists Thea Dillon, Dan Collins, & Angie Hona looked after the Entoure Cycling race which was made up of 45 riders who rode 300kms in 3 days and raised $102,000 for the Clown Doctor Service.
– We welcome Nutritionist Marika Day to the Gold Coast Physio & Sports Health Team! Marika has particular interests in sports nutrition, and loves helping anyone from weekend warriors to athletes achieve their goals!
– Phisio’s Britt Caling, Alex Rigby, Myles Burfield, and Massage therapists Thea Dillon, and Dan Collins are attending the Australian Canoeing High Performance Conference at the Australian Institute Of Sport.
– Physio Alex Rigby competed in the Hawaii Ironman World Championships.
– Massage Therapist TheaDillon travels with the AUS Swimming team at the PanPacs on the Gold Coast.
– New GCPSH clinic opens at 2/118 Brisbane Road Labrador with much bigger , new and improved facilities.
– Leiston Pickett wins GOLD at the Commonwealth Bames in the 50m Brestroke
– Sports Physio Erin Fitzgerald travels with Cirque De Sole as head Physio in Argentina.
– Sports Physio Eddie Atkin flys out to europe with the AUS Kayaking team as Team Physio for the World Championships.
– Staff member Leiston Pickett heads off to the Commonwealth Games to defend her title at the Commonwealth Games 50m Brestroke Champion.
– Sports Physio Britt Caling will be back from maternity leave on 13th August. Britt will be available at Runaway Bay clinic on Wednesdays, Burleigh clinic on Fridays, and will work at the Australian Institute Of Sport on Tuesdays.
– Physio Sarah Bombell travels with the circus group Aerial Artistry for a one off performance in Macau, China.
– We welcome Soft tissue Therapist Ben Thomas to the team, Ben will be consulting out of the Burleigh clinic, Ben is also a triathlete and Ironman competitor.
– Our therapists are again travelling around the globe this month, with Sports Physio Myles Burfield, Eddie Atkin, & Soft tissue Therapist Thea Dillon in Europe with the AUS Kayaking Team for World Cup racing meets and the World Championships in Germany.
– Physio Alex Rigby is travelling with the AUS U23 Cricketers on tour in Sri Lanka.
– We welcome more babies to the team – Congratulations to Physio Stu McBride on the birth on baby Isabel, and to Britt Caling on the birth of baby Eva.
– At this stage Britt will look to return to clinic from maternity leave around 13th August.
– We welcome Physio Alex Rigby to the team who is consulting out of Burleigh clinic. Alex is the current Strength & Conditioning Coach at Cricket Australia, and is undertaking PhD in Athlete Monitoring. He has extensive team sport experience and was previously the Physio for Gold Coast Suns AFL team. Also being a competitive triathlete, Alex spends most of his spare time training and racing long course and Ironman events.
– We are extremely excited to announce Pilates Physio Helen Sibbald has joined our team and is running a new Pilates program at the Runaway Bay clinic. Helen has over 10 years experience in Clinical Pilates and will solely run our special small group Pilates program at Runaway Bay clinic on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
– Our superstar Massage Therapist Thea Dillon is at the Australian National Swimming Championships in Brisbane looking after all QAS swimmers as the compete for Commonwealth Games selection and AUS champion titles.
– Front Desk team swimming superstar Leiston Pickett is back to world champion form as she competes in Brisbane to gain selection for Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Go Lei!
– Our sports Physio Britt Caling is off on maternity leave as of 20th March. With lots of speculation inclinic from staff and clients wether bub will be a boy or girl bets are rolling in on the sex of the newborn. Extremely exciting times for Britt and Albie as we wish them all the best with their new arrival.
– Our popular Physio Myles Burfield is travelling with the Australian Kayaking team to the Australian National Titles in Adelaide where Myles will be tending to Australia’s Olympic Champions and Australian Institute of Sports athletes as they battle it out to make the World Championship team for this years World Cup.
– We are pleased and excited to announce Sports Physio Erin Fitzgerald is joining GCPSH team this month… Erin toured with Cirque du Soleil as Performance Medicine Supervior and Sports Physio from 2007 too 2010, after which time she has been working with Franco Dragone Entertainment Group as Sports Physio and Pilates and Strength & Conditioning Instructor. She has over 10years of Physio, and Physio Pilates experience.
Erin has covering the Australian National Gymnastics Championships and has worked with the Qld Academy of Sport mens and womens Artistic Gymnastics Programs. She also managed the 2013 Female World High Dive Champion and the 2012 Male Pole Art World Champion, as well as many other Elite level Gymnasts, Trampolinists, Divers, Dancers, Circus Performers and Fmx/Motocross riders. Erin is available for consultation at both the Runaway Bay and Burleigh Clinics.
– Physio Rob Taylor has departed the Gold Coast for a colder climate in Canberra where he has just married his long time partner Sheree, Huge Congratulations to Rob and Sheree from the whole team, Rob will be sadly missed by all.
We are pleased and excited to announce new therapists joining GCPSH team this January:-
-Eddie Atkins, (Sports Physio)
Eddie joins us having recently completed a successful 3 year stint working as a Sports Physio with the premiership winning Hawthorn Football Club. Prior to that he held the position of Post-Graduate Scholar at the Australian Institute of Sport, working with junior elite Netball & Soccer athletes. Eddie is available for consult at the Burleigh clinic.
-Sarah Bombell (B.Ex.Sc, M Physio)
Sarah joins the team after successfully completing her post graduate studies. As a two time Olympian (2008 & 2012) and a 2010 Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist in the sport of synchronised swimming, Sarah has the drive to help athletes as well as the general public to overcome injuries and achieve their goals. Sarah is available for consult at the Runaway Bay clinic.
-Lynne Gillogly (Dip Remedial Massage, Masters in NLP and Coaching)
Lynne has been a remedial and sports Massage Therapist since 1996 and has the ability to adapt to her clients needs. Her client base has included a wide variety of clientele, from sports people (elite and everyday), post-operative soft tissue management and individuals of all ages.
–Britt Caling (Principle Sports Physio)
Britt and Team Kokoda Gold Coast Physio & Sports Health would like to Thank everyone for their support of our Team for Kokoda Challenge. We raised great money to support the Kokoda Youth Foundation, won the Womens division and placed 4th overall in 16hrs 21min.
Britt will also be lecturing for Sports Physio Australia on the Level 1 Sports course at the end of August.
-Thea Dillon: Principle Massage Therapist
Thea is currently in Varese, Italy with the Australian Kayaking Womens Team prior to Canoe/Kayaking World Championships in Duisburg, Germany later this month. Thanks Thea for helping help the Aussie Team at peak performance.
–Liane Wild (Senior Massage Therapist)
Liane is travelling to Sydney for short-course Swimming Nationals as Massage Therapist to the Qld Academy of Sport Team. Enjoy the experience Liane.
-Katie Harders (Massage Therapist)
From August 13th, Katie will be available at Runaway Bay clinic every Tuesday morning and every 2nd Saturday morning.
–Angela Flack (Physio)
Ange is taking on the Physio coverage role this season for the Gold Coast Stingrays Gridiron Team. Hopefully the Stingrays will be competitive in this years competition and Ange can help keep them as uninjured as possible.
– Australian Kayaking Camp remains on the GC this year prior to Wolrd Champs
Britt Caling (Principle Sports Physio), Rob Taylor (Physio), Thea Dillon (Principle Massage Therapist) and Simon Poxon (Senior Massage Therapist) are all official Sports Physio & Massage/Soft Tissue Therapy providers for the Elite Australian Men & Women flat-water sprint kayak teams this year in the teams build-up to World Champs in Germany in August. Britt and Rob are with the athletes everyday, while Thea and Simon are providing the essential maintenance weekly Soft Tissue sessions to keep the athletes in peak condition.
The K4 mens Olympic Gold medalists of Tate Smith, David Smith, Murray Stewart and Jacob Clear will be aiming to go one better at Worlds than last year where they came away with a silver medal. Ken Wallace will be aiming to regain a podium at Worlds in the K1, while the new pairings of Naomi Flood & Bernie Wallace, and Jacob Clear & Murray Stewart in the K2’s will also be aiming for medals.
Good Luck also to the u/23 men of Jordan Wood & Bill Bain who leave soon for u/23 World Champs.
– The National Triathlon Camp (including the National Talent Academy camp)
is currently being held on the Gold Coast. We are again official Massage and Physio providers for these talented young athletes who will soon be heading to London to race at World Champs, while they watch our Elite Triathletes of Ashleigh Gentle and Emma Moffatt perform in the Triathlon World Series races.
– BMX World Champs in NZ at the end of July
Britt Caling (Principle Sports Physio) has also been working with our GC-based Aussie BMX riders in preparation for World Champs in NZ. Australian has some favorites in both the mens and the womens with young-guns GC athletes Mel McLeod and CoreyFrieswyck current Australian National Champions competing.
– Myles Burfield (Sports Physio)
joins the GCPSH team after breaking his collar bone. Myles has not long returned to Australia after working with Cirque du Soleil and has extensive Pilates experience that he can help you with.– Liane Wild (Senior Massage Therapist) recently rode 100km on the indoor bike trainer to raise money for MS, while Britt Caling takes on the 96km Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast on the 13th of July to raise funds for the Kokoda Youth Foundation
– Thea Dillon: Principle Massage Therapist
Thea is running the 10km event in the GC Bulletin fun run, raising money for the Aunties & Uncles Charity on May 5th. Support her by entering the “Guess Thea’s 10km run time” for your chance to win a free 1hr massage, or donate on her fundraising page here.
Read here about Thea’s travel adventures to Turkey with the Australian Swim Team as Massage Therapist for World Short Course champs in Dec 2012
– Adam Imer: Physio
Adam joins the GCPSH team being a qualified Physio with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney.
Adam has provided Physio sports coverage services to the NSW u15 and u18 Hockey teams, National Gymnastics Level competitions and the Australian Touch Football Competition.
Adam is an elite hockey player himself, having represented Australia at Junior International level and also playing with the NSW Mens Hockey team. Hopefully Adam will now defect to the Qld mens hockey team!
Adam has keen interest in management of Team Sports, especially hockey and touch football, but with his background working with a Titled Musculoskeletal Physio in Sydney, he has great skills in managing painful joints, neck and spinal problems.
– Britt Caling: APA Sports Physio
Britt has returned from maternity leave after the birth of her first child, daughter Miss Summa Emm Firley, in October 2012. Britt is working 1 clinical shift at Runaway Bay and 1 at Burleigh clinic and a morning acting as consultant physio to the Australian Institute of Sports Gold Coast Base at Miami (Kayak, Triathlon and BMX programs).
– Rob Taylor: Physio
Rob was one of only 2 physio’s working for Swimming Australia at their High Performance National Swim camp at the end of January 2013. This camp brought together 140 of Australia’s best swimmers for training on the Gold Coast where Rob lived in camp with the swimmers and coaching staff.
– Lisa Graham: Physio
Lisa has recently left the clinic to move to Miles, Qld with her Fiance. We will miss her dearly and hope that she returns sometime soon!
– Brooke Pratley: APA Sports Physio
Brooke has joined the GCPSH team after returning from competing at the 2012 London Olympics as a member of the Australian Rowing team. Brooke will be Coaching the Rowers from Somerset college while working as part of the GCPSH team so obviously brings a wealth of experience in physio management of Rowers of all levels, as well as her sports experience that assists her management of competitive and active athletes.
– Britt Caling: APA Sports Physio
After travelling to Hungary with Australian Mens Kayaking athletes in preparation for London Olympics, before heading to the UK to assist Sally Pearson in her 100m Hurdles training for London and finally across to France to join Triathlon Australia for their pre-Olympic camp and then to London Olympics with the Australian Triathlon Team, Britt has now returned to Clinic work.
She can proudly say that she worked with our Aussie Athletes that brought home a Gold medals in the womens 100m hurdles (Sally Pearson), K4 mens kayaking (Tate Smith, David Smith, Murray Steward & Jacob Clear) & Mel Schlanger (4x100m womens free); and a bronze in the womens triathlon (Erin Densham).
Britt also writes for the Coast Multisport & Paddle Magaazine and Womens Running Australia so keep your eyes open for these publications and pick a copy up if you see one.
See what Britt wrote about Sally prior to the London Olympics: Why Sally is still the Golden Girl for London 2012 Olympics
– Thea Dillon: Principle Massage Therapist
Thea has returned to clincial work after providing soft tissue therapy to Australian Canoeing in the World Cup flat-water Kayaking events through Poznan, Duisberg and Moscow before heading into camp in Germany with Athletics Australia in one of their pre-Olympic camps.
Read About Her Travels
Thea can also say she can proudly worked at these World Cups with our K4 mens kayaking (Tate Smith, David Smith, Murray Steward & Jacob Clear) that won Gold in London. Thea also traveled with Athletics Australia to Germany pre-Olympics to assist preparation with all Aussie Track & Field athletes based their prior to the Olympics, including Gold Medalist Sally Pearson and Silver Medalist Mitchell Watt (long-jump).
In mid sept, Thea will travel with QAS to National Swimming Short course championships.
– Stuart McBride: Physio
Stuart has taken on the role as Club Physiotherapist for the Gold Coast Dolphins Cricket Club. The Dolphins are the Gold Coast’s representative cricket team who play in the Queensland Cricket Association. This is the highest level cricket league in Queensland from which the Queensland Bulls Sheffield Shield Team is selected from.
The Gold Coast has 4 Queensland Bulls contracted players: Andrew Robinson, Michael Neser, Nick Stevens and Brad Ipson. Stuart has played several seasons for the first grade team at the Dolphins and this year has switched his focus to ensure the boys (and girls) at the club remain fit and healthy.
Stuart will also do some work with several local cricket clubs this season: Palm Beach Cricket Club and Burleigh Cricket Club will benefit from Stuart’s contribution to cricket fitness and injury prevention.
– Simon Mead: Physio
A number of the Australian Para-Olympic Sprinters from the Aussie Track & Field team were regularly travelling to the Gold Coast to escape the cold winter training in Canberra. While on the Gold Coast, Simon was providing physio and soft tissue services to these reigning medalists:
Evan O’Hanlon: 100m/200m cerebral palsy
Brad Scott: 800m/1500m cerebral palsy
Scott Reardon: 100m/200m above knee amputee
Michael Roeger: 800m/1500m vision impaired
Sam Harding: 800m/1500m
Michelle Errichiello: 100m/200m cerebral palsy
Erin Walters: 100m/200m
– Katie Harders and Angie Hona: Massage Therapists
For their final preparation in Australia before heading to London Olympics, our Australian BMX riders received Massage from Katie and Angie at the Australian Institute of Sport, Miami.