- Bachelor of Physiotherapy
- Musculoskeletal Dry Needling and Acupuncture – Advanced Certificates
- Certified Clinical Pilates Instructor – Matwork and Reformer
Favourite things to treat:
ACL reconstructions, neck and back pain, conservative and surgically managed shoulder injuries.
Born and raised in the Australian outback, Ian spent his formative years as, believe it or not, a Jackaroo on a large sheep and cattle farm. So after quite a significant career change, he joins Ten – and the UK – with over six years of clinical experience having graduated the University of Queensland with a Degree in Physiotherapy.
Since then, Ian has spent several years treating professional rugby league players at both a state and national level as Head Physiotherapist, supporting the teams through high profile competitions such as the Queensland Cup Rugby League, National Rugby League, National Rugby Championships and the World Rugby Sevens.
This experience meant that he was not only able to work with elite professional athletes, but the elite medical teams of Sports Physicians, Orthopedic Surgeons and Exercise Physiologists who supported the players with sports performance and injury management.
His time in this field – no pun intended – means that he’s no stranger to a sports injury or two, but he’s also spent time working with Orthopedic surgeons in a private hospital supporting post-operative patients through a variety of musculoskeletal issues, and helping them from day one all the way through to full rehabilitation and functional movement.
Ian’s approach to treatment is often extremely hands-on as he calls upon a breadth of manual techniques and soft tissue treatment. He believes that combining these techniques with exercise therapy such as Pilates and sports specific rehabilitation is the key to effective treatment and ultimately helping his patients reach their goals as quickly as possible.
Ian is a devout sports fanatic, so when he’s not treating patients he’s most likely to be watching or playing Tennis, Golf, Cricket – and Rugby, of course.