B.App.Sc (Physio), Dip.Ed (Phys Ed), Adv Dip Business Management
For the past 20 years Paul has owned multiple Physiotherapy clinics in Australia and has been actively involved in clinical education having lectured to over 20,000 health professionals all over the world - in the areas of rehabilitation, program design, injury prevention and more recently – health business management. He has developed more than 15 educational DVDs for health professionals – many of which are available to members of thePTprofessor.com
You can find out more about Paul’s business development program such as Profit Club, the Practice Acceleration Program and download his FREE MP3 – “How to Increase Profits in Your Health Business” and his FREE e-book “Why Health Professionals Operate Poor Business and What to Do About It” at:
B.Phty, Cred.MDT, MAPA
Tim is New Zealand trained Physiotherapist with many years of experience in Physiotherapy and the Fitness Industries. He is also a rehabilitation expert, clinical educator and convention presenter. He graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago, New Zealand before moving to Sydney to become the Senior Physiotherapist and Clinical Mentor/Educator at Paul Wright’s - Get Active Physiotherapy clinics in St Leonards.
Tim has been a highly acclaimed presenter at the international FILEX conventions, educating professionals on corrective exercise programming and injury prevention. He also lectures on the Certificate 3 Fitness and 4 Master Trainer courses at the Australian Institute of Fitness. Tim is now the director of Physio Fitness with 4 clinics in Sydney, Australia – he can be reached at :
Dr Michael Jamieson
Dr Michael Jamieson is a Fellow and President of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians (ACSP), having completed specialty training in Sports and Exercise Medicine.
Michael is one of Australia's leading Sports Physicians and injury management experts.
He has been heavily involved in sports injury coverage in Australia being the former medical director for the Australian Wallabies Rugby Union Team and the St George Illawarra Dragons in the National Rugby League.
He is currently the director of Sports Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation - a rapidly growing company working with heavy industry and the mining sector to manage and reduce the impact of industrial injuries.
You can contact Michael and find out more about S.O.A.R. at www.soar.com.au
Dr Corey Cunningham
Dr Corey Cunningham is a fellow of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians (ACSP), having completed specialty training in Sports and Exercise Medicine.
He graduated from UNSW in 1993, is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, completed a postgraduate Masters in Sports Medicine at the University of NSW and has worked in Sydney, Darwin and at the Australian Institute of Sport.
Dr Cunningham’s experience includes working with elite teams across a range of sports, including rugby, soccer, rugby league, netball, rowing and golf. He was appointed Medical Director for NSWIS in November 2012, having been an accredited provider for the NSWIS medical program for many years.
Corey currently consults at Hills Sports Medicine in Bella Vista – North Western Sydney.
You can contact Dr Cunningham using the link below:
Phone: (02) 9899 2833
email : email@example.com
Suite 209 Norwest Central
10 Century Circuit
Bella Vista NSW 2153
BAppSci (Physio), BEd (PhysEd), AEP
Darren is both a Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist, having completed a degree in Physical Education in 1985 and having completed his Physiotherapy degree in 1997.
He has been professionally involved in exercise for the purposes of education, fitness, performance and rehabilitation for over 28 years. He is especially committed to client empowerment, seeking to engage his clients in their healing process and promoting self-management wherever possible.
Darren is the owner of 6S Health at Mingara and Ettalong on the NSW Central Coast in Australia. He can be reached at:
T: 1300 761 789
An Australian Sports Physiotherapist specializing in sports injury management, Ulrik has decades of experience working with personal trainers and their clients, including elite athletes and their coaches across Australia and the UK. His passion for giving fitness professionals competence to manage clients with injuries led him to develop the Rehab Trainer course which is now delivered internationally through his network of similarly-minded physiotherapists.
You can contact Ulrik via his Rehab Trainer website at:
Ashley Jones is one of Australasia’s most respected sports conditioners. He has spent the past 20 years working with the Canterbury Crusaders, the Newcastle Knights, Parramatta Eels and Northern Eagles and has been a trusted advisor and mentor to a generation of sports conditioners, physiotherapists and personal trainers.
Ashley has been instrumental in the increased speed and fitness of the modern professional sportsman and women. Irish by Ancestry, Australian by Birth, Japanese by Accident and a Kiwi by choice, Ashley is a specialist in the physical preparation of athletes – with a special interest in the rugby codes.
Ashley Jones can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
M - B.App.Sc (Physiotherapy)
David is a former Radiographer who then studied Physiotherapy. He established the North Sydney Tendinopathy Clinic in 2005 and was the Private Physiotherapist to Harry Kewell between 2006 and 2010.
David has worked extensively with the Australian Wallabies, NSW Waratahs and Australian Softball, Hockey, Track and Field Teams. David holds regular lectures on Running Injury Prevention and Tendinopathy Management around Australia and internationally.
You can find see details of any upcoming David Bick seminars by checking the Live Courses page on the site.
Or contact David directly at: email@example.com
Simon Bartold is a graduate of Adelaide University where he gained a Bachelor Degree in Science with majors in Physiology and Zoology. His further qualification in Podiatry was gained at the University of South Australia.
Simon holds postgraduate fellowships in Sports Podiatry with the Australian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and in Sport Sciences with Sports Medicine Australia.
He has won the prestigious Best Clinical Paper Award for original research at the Australasian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport an unprecedented three times.
He is the creator of the education portal www.bartoldbiomechanics.com and conducts seminars around the world on injury prevention, biomechanics and sports injuries.
You can contact Simon at:
PO Box 2281
Kent Town SA 5071
Master of Physiotherapy, Masters of Health Science, Osteopathy
Stephen is a Physiotherapist, Osteopath, strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer and functional movement specialist. Steve has also travelled to the USA and UK to undertake further study in functional movement anatomy, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.
His passion for sharing his knowledge has lead him into lecturing and developing functional movement courses and products that will help transform your knowledge, enhance your understanding of the human body and narrow the gap between the health and movement professions.
To find out more about Stephen King and The Functional Movement Group visit:
and at his practice:
The Injury Rehab Centre
4/158 Chesterville Rd, Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia 3192
Telephone: 03 9553 7024
Fax: 03 8692 1047
Masters of Osteopathy, Bachelor of Health Science
Andrew is a graduate of five years of study at Victoria University where he completed his qualifications with a Masters in Osteopathy. He also has a love of movement and exercise. His desire to marry the worlds of Osteopathy and exercise training and rehab lead him to study Applied Functional Science with the Gray Institute in the USA under the tutelage of Gary Gray and Dr. David Tiberio the “founders of function.”
This experience interacting with elite health professionals and performance coaches from the English Premier League and NFL inspired him into the direction of teaching and bringing that same experience to Australian shores
To find out more about Andrew Lemon and The Functional Movement Group visit:
and at his practice:
The Injury Rehab Centre
4/158 Chesterville Rd, Cheltenham, Victoria , Australia, 3192
Telephone: 03 9553 7024
Fax: 03 8692 1047
A Chiropractor and Osteopath since 1993, Gerry combines his diploma of yoga and core stabilisation exercises into self-management strategies.
He teaches optimal functional movement patterns combined with breath-work for long term optimal health rather than short term pain relief.
Gerry has a particular passion for wellness lifestyle in his practice. He recently gained a CCWP (Certified Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Practitioner) post graduate qualification from the International Chiropractors Association and a Paul Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach certification. He empowers his patients to Eat Well, Move Well and Think Well.
Gerry practices at The Entrance N.S.W. Central Coast – Australia and can be contacted via:
Dr Michael Egan
Dr Michael Egan is the principle Chiropractor and Director of Motion Health Centre. Originally from Canada, and now an Aussie, Dr Egan focuses on helping chronic pain conditions, sports injuries and performance, frozen shoulders and general health and well-being. He has a back ground in industrial ergonomics in the automotive industry and workplace injury prevention.
You can contact Michael at:
Motion Health Centre
The Grace Hotel
Suite 2, Level 1
77 York St
Sydney, NSW 2000
02 9934 9979
For more information on the Trigenics program go to:
For more than three decades Verona Chadwick has charted a course to a new frontier of healing.
Accomplished Author, Physiotherapist. Acupuncturist and Nutritionist, Verona Chadwick seamlessly weaves together traditional and contemporary treatment protocols, focusing her attention on elevating the health states of those anchored down by spinal, muscle and joint injuries.
Verona holds Post Graduate diplomas in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Nutrition Medicine, a Graduate training in Acupuncture and has completed advanced Toyo Hari acupuncture training.
This dedication to research and the welfare of her clients, combined with years of practical experience, is what has driven Verona to write her book: “How to Live a Life Without Pain, A Practical understanding of your pain and how to overcome it.”
So many people after having read her book are finally living the life they want – DRUG FREE and PAIN FREE. Verona is passionate about providing effective solutions to clients from all walks of life, giving them real ways to live a life without pain.
Verona operates her practice at 30 Wyrallah Rd, Lismore NSW, Australia.
Phone: (02) 6622 2436
You can contact Verona via her website at:
Adam is the director of Regenerate Physiotherapy in Perth, Western Australia, which incorporates a commercial rehabilitation facility called Regenerate Fitness and Rehabilitation. The centre specialises in exercise programs for clients with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, spinal pain and other musculo-skeletal injuries and pain.Prior to studying physiotherapy, Adam completed a Human Movement degree from UWA with first class honours in exercise physiology.
He has worked in the fitness industry for 21 years including working as a PT and a club manager. He also has a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training. Adam has presented rehabilitation and injury management seminars and training to the fitness industry for 11 years. He presents both nationally and internationally at industry conferences and conducts in house training for various health clubs. He has been conducting the GymED series of seminars in Australia and New Zealand for 11 years with all seminars booked out well in advance. He has also been contracted to develop instructor training courses for the Living Longer Living Stronger program.
Adam can be contacted via his website at :
Director/Physiotherapist at Take Control Active Rehabilitation
Trish Wisbey-Roth is one of Australia’s first Specialist Sports Physiotherapists and is recognised as a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapy. She is a Sports Specialist in the area of lower back, pelvic and hip problems.
Trish created the BOUNCE Back system of active rehabilitation to enable a simple and effective method of enabling other trained physiotherapists to utilise this effective method of active rehabilitation with their clients. She is currently the Director of both Bounce Back Active Rehabilitation Systems and The Take Control Active Rehabilitation Clinic in Sydney, Australia.
Her live courses include:
- 3-Dimensional Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine
- 3-Dimensional Assessment and Treatment of the Lumbar Spine, Pelvis and Hip
- Optimising Motor Control of the Lumbar Spine, Pelvis and Hip
- Optimise Cycling/ Running Biomechanics
You can find out more about these courses and also about Trish’s “Bounce Back Program” for your practice at http://www.bbclasses.com.au
Download Trish's latest 2012 Full Year Course Brochure HERE.
FREE Trish Wisbey-Roth Interview
Click the link below to see a 10 minute video of Trish being interviewed by Paul Wright about the "Bounce Back Program" and how it can help grow your health business:
Francine St George
Physiotherapist/Sports Scientist, MSc (Med) BSc (NSW) PGD Physio PGD Sport Sc
Francine has background training in the areas of Anatomy, Sport Science and Physiotherapy. She also completed a Masters of Medicine investigating back pain of elite athletes using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Francine works in Sydney at the Physiotherapy Posture and Fitness Clinic where she leads a team of Health Professionals who combine education, exercise and hands-on techniques to work with their clients to manage or overcome their pain.
She regularly conducts courses for health professionals both nationally and internationally. She recently established the “Physiotherapy Coaching Academy Australia” to permit new graduates and skilled practitioners to stay up to date with the latest research and learn how to use this information to assist them in their daily clinical practice.
Her current courses include:
- Real Time Ultrasound and Exercise Workshops
- TMJ/Cervical spine and Introduction to Cranial Techniques
To find out more about Francine, her Physiotherapy Coaching Academy and to register for any of her outstanding seminars go to:
Jason is one of the incredible new generation of young, enthusiastic and broad minded physiotherapists graduating from universities around the world. After his fast track development from Physio Graduate in 2007 to Clinic Manager at Paul Wrights Get Active Physiotherapy in Newcastle - this self starter has been deeply involved in clinical and business education and is now the founder and director of BodyWorx Physiotherapy in Kotara (Newcastle - Australia).
Jason can be contacted at www.bodyworxphysiotherapy.com.au
This international health and fitness expert has two passions – the first is the delivery of trainer education across the globe and second is the provision of optimal client well being. In his search for cutting edge knowledge and understanding of the body’s function, Ian has worked with and learned from some of the world’s leaders and pioneers in fitness and movement.
Ian combines his practical “hands on” techniques with specific functional movement exercises, developed at his boutique studio in beautiful Noosa Heads, Queensland. These exercises are then given to the client to repeat regularly, feeding the body the missing ingredients it craves to move and feel well; enabling clients to regain responsibility of their body’s wellbeing.
For more information in Ian’s upcoming seminars as well as information on his other DVD’s go to:
Jason has more than 10 years experience practicing within the areas of sports science and biomechanics. For years Jason has applied sports physiological, biomechanical, motor learning and footwear biomechanical principles to athletes and teams in a variety of sports of all levels. He has helped with enhancing the performance and reducing the injury susceptibility of elite sprinters, distance runners, triathletes, cricketers, AFL and rugby players.
Jason's knowledge predominantly derives from the research projects he has conducted and assisted with over many years. Previous research includes abdominal muscle function, aerobic development and fast bowling biomechanics with the Australian Institute of Sport. As the Director of iSPORT Biomechanics he predominantly coordinates and conducts research in the fields of running biomechanics, footwear biomechanics and sports gradient compression garments. These areas provide iSPORT Biomechanics with cutting edge information that is presented at conferences, seminars and workshops.For more information on Jason and his upcoming courses go to :
www.biomechanics.com.au or www.bbclasses.com.au
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics - University of Newcastle
Shannon exudes confidence and positivity and her relatable nature makes for a comfortable and ongoing relationship. She takes a practical approach to wellness understanding that every clients ‘health’ is dissimilar. Shannon invests her passion for health with every client to create a functional and manageable lifestyle for all her clients.
Shannon maintains a ‘functional’ healthy lifestyle by engaging in her daily favourites of yoga, outdoor activities and getting creative with cooking. Like any Dietitian she appreciates quality food (treats included) and thoroughly enjoys the social aspect of food.
Shannon has previously worked in the Sports Dietetics field with the Newcastle Knights under Peta Carige; an expert in the Sports Dietetic industry. She also prides herself on her international experience developing Diabetes and Weight Management programs. Shannon regualrly engages in community nutriton events; running exercise programs, cooking classess and body image seminars. Shannon is also a published nutrtion journalist reporting her experiences for the Dietitians Association of Australia.
You can contact Shannon at:
Shop 1, 78 Glebe Rd, The Junction NSW Australia 2291
Phone (02) 4952 7033
Robert De Nardis
B App.Sci (Physio) B.Sc. (Hons) M.A.P.A.
Director Sandringham Sports Medicine Centre
Robert De Nardis is an experienced practicing Melbourne Physiotherapist who has an extensive background in two defined areas. Firstly, as the director of Sandringham Sports Medicine, he has been involved with sporting athletes and teams at all levels. Secondly, as the director of the Melbourne Whiplash Centre he has been actively engaged in whiplash evaluation, treatment and research since 1998.
He received certification for dry needling from The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain (iSTOP) in Vancouver, British Columbia and has extensively utilized IMS/Trigger Point Dry Needling in his clinics in Melbourne, Australia. Robert is a recognized expert in the field of cervical spine rehabilitation, having served as a panel member of the International Whiplash Task Force.
Robert’s live courses include:
- Trigger Point Dry Needling Introductory
- Training Trigger Point Dry Needling Advanced Training
For more information on Robert’s Dry Needling and Manual Therapy courses go to:
B.App.Sc (Physio), BAppSc (Exercise and Sport Science)
Brendan is a former first grade rugby player who began his professional career in Sports Science before completing his Physiotherapy Degree. He quickly moved into Private Practice and became one of the head Physiotherapists at Paul Wrights – Get Active Physiotherapy clinics in St Leonards.
Brendan moved quickly into clinic management and senior therapist position before buying Paul’s St Leonards clinics in mid 2011. He now mentors junior therapists and lectures to fellow health professionals in areas such as injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Brendan can be reached at www.getactivephysio.com.au
M.H.Sc.(Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy) B. App.Sc (Phty) MAPA
Penny is a senior associate at Francine St George’s Physio Posture Fitness and combines her clinical work with lecturing and taking classes. Penny has recently completed her Masters in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy. She teaches Pilates Trainers workshops and the St George Courses both in Australia and overseas.
Penny also conducts regular workshops for Pilates Instructors, Fitness Instructors/Trainers, and Massage Therapists.To find out more about Penny, the Physiotherapy Coaching Academy and to register for any of her seminars go to:
B.Sc (Phty) (Hons)
Natasha graduated from the University of Birmingham, 1999. Since graduation, she has worked predominately in private practice. Natasha has trained with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute. Natasha also lectures with Francine St George at the Physiotherapy Coaching Academy in Sydney.
Natasha is experienced in treating lower back, pelvis, hip and shoulder pain. She also treats women during and after their pregnancy for pelvic pain and incontinence.
To find out more about Natasha, the Physiotherapy Coaching Academy and to register for any of her seminars go to:
Past Team Members at Get Active Physiotherapy
Some of the presentations inside thePTprofessor.com are in-house presentations and in-services given by some the incredible team members at Get Active Physiotherapy.
One of the rules of Get Active was that if you attended a seminar or course – you had to deliver a synopsis or in-service for the rest of the team about the course and what you learnt.
Many of these incredible therapists have gone on to be practice owners and educators in their own right – here are just a few of these great professionals that have delivered content to thePTprofessor.com program.
Physiotherapists – Darren Stuchbery, Stuart Baptist, Justin Johnson, Fiona Elliot, John Moody, Jonathan Graham, Mark Farrell and Jay Quan.
Massage Therapists –Darron Smith and Peter Dent
We thank you all for your input, energy, enthusiasm and professionalism.
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