APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist
At Sportreat, Colin is our Senior Sports Physiotherapist.
Colin gained his first degree with honours in physiotherapy from the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom in 2004. Subsequently, Colin completed his Master’s degree in clinical physiotherapy (sports major) at Curtin University in 2015 during which he worked closely with the Perth Glory Football Club. Colin has maintained his relationship with Perth Glory which has seen him travel to Malaysia for their youth-team’s 2016 tournament.
Prior to joining Sportreat in 2016, Colin spent several years working for the National Health Service (NHS) across a wide array of physiotherapy disciplines and for professional soccer teams in the UK. Colin also worked in private practice in New Zealand, where he was involved in treating the local rugby teams. Since making the permanent move to Perth, Colin has worked in both the public hospital system and in private practice north of the river.
Aside from his various degrees, Colin helps maintain his contemporary knowledge of physiotherapy with numerous courses, including acupuncture which he has been practicing since 2007. Colin recently returned from presenting at a major international sports medicine conference in London.
Colin boasts membership to a wide range of medical committees and groups, including: Sports Medicine Australia, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA, SPA & MPA), the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists (MNZSP), Chartered Society of Physiotherapists UK (MCSP), Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists UK (AACP) and the Australian Health Professions Regulatory Agency (AHPRA).
Due to Colin’s extensive experience in the various fields of physiotherapy he is able to help patients with most issues they may be experiencing, including chest physio. He has a particular expertise in managing foot & ankle conditions, sporting injuries and naturally being English anything involving soccer! Colin is very experienced in dry needling.
Outside of physiotherapy, Colin enjoys playing soccer and is an avid Arsenal supporter. He also enjoys travelling, especially when elements of adventure and zoology are involved.