(c) Shane Hayes Sports Physiotherapy


The Short Story ... 

Professional Achievements Include:

  • Head Physiotherapist (Head of Medical) Pakistan Men’s Cricket Team

  • Head of Rehabilitation, Chinese Winter Olympic Team (Sochi 2014 Olympics)

  • Consultant, South Korea Athletics Team (2014 Incheon Asian Games)

  • Head Physiotherapist, Singapore Slingers (ABL - Professional Basketball)

  • Team Physiotherapist, Singapore National Olympic Committee (Asian, Commonwealth, Youth Olympics Games)

Post Professional Certificates Include:

  • APA Level 3 Sports Physiotherapist (Australia Institute of Sport). 

  • Manual Therapy Certificates (Maitland, Muscle Energy, Mulligan - Australia Physiotherapy Association)

  • Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound (Australia School of Medical Imagery)

  • DMA Clinical Pilates Certified (Australia Physiotherapy Association)

  • Strength & Conditioning, & Biomechanics Analysis Certifications.


  • Pakistan Prime Ministers Award (2017),
    from PM Nawaz Sharif


  • Selected & Awarded on Prime Minister of Australia's Running For Future Team, from PM John Howard (2003)

The Long Story ... 

  • Physio (Uni Syd), Sports Physio (La Trobe)

  • Full Australian Health Board (AHPRA) Licensed

  • APA Level 3 Sports Physiotherapist (AIS)

  • Member of Australian Sports Medicine Association

  • Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association

  • Physio (Uni Syd), Sports Physio (La Trobe)

  • Full Australian Health Board (AHPRA) Licensed

  • APA Level 3 Sports Physiotherapist (AIS)

  • Member of Australian Sports Medicine Association

  • Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association

A geek of sports injuries, Australian qualified sports medicine & orthopaedic rehabilitation clinician (physiotherapist), a physiotherapy graduate from worlds top* university (University of Sydney) & clinical sports physiotherapy postgraduate (La Trobe University), with a love-hate relationships for sports injuries. Having worked at the top level around the world & across many different sports, I have consistently seen injury problems affecting nations & teams performances, prompting me to challenge and look for better ways to manage these 

sports injury problems. With this overbearing passion for change I have provided strategic & innovative leadership to top level professional sports teams, national institutes & sports medical teams globally, gaining a considerable track record turning around sports injury situations to improve individuals & teams performances in unique roles; from 

helping create the new national Singapore’s Sports Institute, through to recovering injured Chinese athletes back to Gold medals, and turning around injury situation for Pakistan's Men's Cricket Team on their way to us winning ICC World Champion’s Trophy.  I am invigorated to change this sports injury story with solutions for all … 
*Ranked Number 1 Uni in World for Physical Therapy  in QS Subject Rankings in 2017


I was fortunate that my training efforts had paid off early with an amazing start to my dreams as a aspiring marathon runner,  supported by Australian Prime Minister, and with stars in my eyes surrounded by my inspirations runners to mentor me. Ok I wasn’t as good as a Yao Ming, Liu Xiang or Li Na, but our stories would share the same sad endings with our dreams destroyed by sports injuries.  I was left heartbroken, lost and searching for answers to my sports injuries. With an almost overbearing passion I dedicated my life ever since on finding better ways to manage musculoskeletal and sports injury problems, in pursuit of unbreakable athletes of the future. In the process still achieving my Olympic dream, with over 20 World or Olympic Champions as clients and being teams offical sports medical staff at major games; I was fortunate to still follow my Prime Ministers goals “to create great athletes of the future”.


Needing changes to their sports injury problems in the year ahead of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic, as the fortunate one I was chosen to oversee & provide Sports Rehabilitation for China’s Winter Olympic Team in a very different culture in sport and medicine. Apollo 13 won’t the only ones saying "Houston, we have a problem” as Yao Ming retired early due to injuries, & China’s others biggest stars followed  -  there was a clear sign China needs changes in it’s sports injury management. In 2014 in a article for Australian Physiotherapy Association’s publication I stated China might “have a better chance (for good sports medicine), with an almost white canvas to paint its professions new future direction”, if we give them the right guidance. Ever since whilst helping Chinese Teams and Players across various Olympic & team sports, I have been trying to change this story for China allowing them to recover from injuries & go on to achieve Olympic medals. And the story is starting to look better already with many successes so far.

(Read More on Team China)


I took on one of my biggest challenge in the worlds 2nd most popular sport of cricket in a country that it’s almost a religion; when I was appointed to oversee the Medical Services, to try to change the injury situation for Pakistan Cricket Team at a time when their injury-ridden team was near their bottom; with challenges of limited sports medical capabilities in their home, with contracted players spread at club across the world, & spending 305 days/year overseas for tour & games, and with no home games. Overseeing their sports medical & implementing new systems; we achieved a 73% reduction in injury rates, & recovered players to world top performances; on the way to becoming ICC World Number 1 Test rank in 2016 & winning the 2017 ICC World Champions Trophy. It was a unique humbled experience as part of this nation inspiration moment, topped off by Finals Man-of-the-Match making the nice statement about me during his post-match press conference. To make a difference to allow you to achieve your dreams, that’s what drives me! 

(Read More on Pakistan Cricket Team Sports Medical Story)


As Team Physiotherapist for Incheon 2014 Asian Games, & consultant for Korea Athletics Team was exciting opportunity to provide sports injury treatment to ensure Korea’s top athletes recovered from their injuries to achieve inspirational success in-front of their home crowd at Asian Games. It's always exciting being part of home nation team. Other times I have also gone to countries needing change the most to ensure everyone can chase a sporting dream; including providing consultancy to Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Sport, and as volunteer consultant setting up sports medical system for the International Olympic Committee’s “Sports For Hope” project in Africa. Challenges faced in different systems have allowed me to think outside the box; well actually eventually losing that  box somewhere between the Silk Road and the Indian Ocean; whist being trusted to treat the Presidents Family in Sri Lanka, or whilst transforming the injury situation for China's Olympic Teams..


I had the perfect opportunity as my first sports physiotherapist role oversea's improving the sports medicine story for ambitious small populated Singapore; as part of Singapore's governments new centralised high performance sports system, and with them hosting the 1st Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010). I played a pivotal role in establishing many new injury and rehabilitation protocols for the nation, and learnt amongst many experts from around the world, whilst supporting athletes across all sports within the Sports Medicine Centre and on tour with Team Singapore & Singapore Slingers (Professional Basketball Team). As fortune would have it, the results of appeared early with significant Major Games medal, with World Titles, and the Singapore Slingers having successfully low injury season. As the ship had come in for Singapore, I decided to move on to greater challenges … 

(Read More on Singapore Sports Institute )


There is a clear need for change in musculoskeletal and sports medicine globally. As you spend every moment looking to improve in your sport, i am still spending every moment of my day to try fix & change this sports injury situation; from sharing info at conferences, and serving on professional boards (eg. International Strategy Committee for Australia Physiotherapy Association, through to developing new innovative systems, researching best practices. Driven by trying to find ways that allow you to achieve you or your teams sporting dreams still!


Photo: With Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull & Wife, at Kirribilli House (Prime Ministers House) for New Year's Day Lunch 2017.


You can find me jogging along street of cities around the world, getting lost in the small hutong alleys or communities in Beijing, reading the newest edition of the top sports medical journals or any new exciting book, or trying to reach for the clouds trekking & climbing in some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world to reach the peaks ....


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