Physiotherapist in International Sport’s.
Made in Australia, Exported to Asia.
Now “Lost in Translation” somewhere in the world.

  A Physiotherapist, &/or Sports Performance Rehab Coach, who is lucky to live & work around the Asian continent. Having been lucky to have had exciting opportunities to work with many great elite athletes & high performance sports teams. Mostly working with-in national sports programs & training centers. Including the privilege as one of the few foreigners to work with-in & witnessed high profile (famous & infamous) Olympic programs of Team South Korea & Team China.

Originally an Australian who after various experiences in Australia, initially relocated oversea’s to Singapore after accepting an offer to work as part of their governments new ambitious high performance sports program (Singapore’s Sports Institute). Drawn oversea’s by this great opportunity to be part of this great team of staff, and of the course wonderful athletes to work with. During the years with Team Singapore, i had the rare experiences to work within the national sports medical center rehabilitating athletes in all sports, & also traveling as national team physiotherapist to international competitions with 13 different Olympic sports, & with Singapore Slingers (AirAsia ABL – professional basketball). This provided a unique observation, network & exposure across Asian culture’s & sport scene. Subsequently i began to develop an interest & passion for growing my profession & life in Asia. As well as passion to challenge myself taking on more challenges & responsibilities. Whilst learning very different philosophies, views and approaches in different cultures and discovering the world with an open-mind.



In the years that have followed, i have subsequently gone on to take on exciting and interesting jobs, contracts & challenges in other places around Asia. And even briefly in Africa (IOC’s OYDC project). Often have the exciting challenges of becoming the first western or foreign physiotherapist in many teams i have worked with. One of most unique was full-time foreign physiotherapist (or called: ‘rehab coach’) working with China’s Winter Olympic teams towards Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, and again as a consultant with Summer Olympic program. Around Asia i have been privileged to help some of the world’s best athletes preparing towards their goals for major international competitions & /or the Olympic Games.

On-top of this, i have also been fortunate enough that this career path has allowed me to gain a greater understanding of the world, of experiencing & learning new culture, developing cultural awareness, & meeting people from many different backgrounds. Whilst gaining uniqueness being immersed directly in the countries cultures & national pride (sports teams).

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