Ed Hollis – Principal Physio, Director Tuggeranong + Belconnen
Educated at Sydney University Ed moved to Canberra founding Performance Edge Physiotherapy in 1995.
Currently taking a short term sabbatical in the UK, Ed has taken the position of Head of Medical Services at the Leicester Tigers Rugby Club. He has had extensive experience working with a number of sporting organisations across various sports both here in Australia and the UK.
He has a keen interest in the management of injuries resulting from sacroiliac joint dysfunction and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Ed remains an important member of our team running regular in-service training and being available for case conferencing and staff mentoring. Although overseas he continues to be involved in the day to day management of Performance Edge Physiotherapy.
Some of the sports organisations Ed has worked with:
- Tuggeranong Vikings Rugby Union Club
- Canberra Vikings Rugby Union Team
- Australian Women’s Football Team
- Physiotherapist 2000 Olympic Games (Women’s Football)
- Australian U19’s Women’s Softball Team
- Australian U20’s Rugby World Cup Team 2006
- Canberra Raiders Rugby league team 2000 – 2005 & 2013
- Brumbies Rugby Union 2006 & 2008 – 2010
- Belconnen Blue Devils Soccer Team – NSW State Soccer League
- Head Physiotherapist Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (English Premier League)
Physiotherapist for Canberra Olympic FC
Dave graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2008 on a scholarship from Queensland Health and now joins us upon returning from playing rugby professionally in Portugal. His professional interests include treating sports injuries, hydrotherapy and dry needling. He currently plays rugby league, rugby union, touch football and Olympic weight lifting. Dave has worked with the Canberra Cavalry, Tuggeranong Vikings Rugby Union Club and the Prime Minister’s XI. He is the current Physiotherapist for the Canberra Olympic Football Club.
Recently, Dave graduated from Griffith University on the Gold Coast with a Masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy. This course has helped Dave develop an advanced level of clinical reasoning and earned him registration as a Titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.
Dave has previously worked with:
- Prime Minister’s XI
- Canberra Cavalry Baseball Team
- Tuggeranong Vikings Rugby Union Club
- Queensland Country Rugby Union Team
- Queensland Outback Barbarians Rugby side
Kate graduated in 2009 from University of Otago and is completing her Masters of Sport Physiotherapy at the end of 2018 with the University of Queensland. She joined Performance Edge Physiotherapy in 2011. Kate has extensive experience in managing rugby related injuries having worked with our Tuggeranong Vikings Rugby Union Team since 2013, which includes 3 John Dent I titles, and Canberra Vikings National Rugby Championship.
She has also worked with;
- ACT Griffins Rugby Union (2016-2017)
- ACT Brumby Runners (2017)
- Otago Maori Rugby Union team (2009, series winners)
Kate has recently travelled with the Tuggeranong Vikings on their 2018 pre-season tour of Singapore and completed a small pre-season stint this year with the Waikato Chiefs Super Rugby Squad.
Kate has also previously worked in cricket with the ACT Meteors and Comets (2013-2015, T20 grand finalists 2013) and has national experience with the Australia A Women’s Cricket Team series vs West Indies 2014 in addition to various training camps at the AIS for soccer (U17’ Matilda’s 2012-2013). Professional interests include dry needling and leading the hydrotherapy class for our Tuggeranong clinic.
In her spare time, Kate enjoys staying active with gym and hiking various mountains around the ACT and surrounding region.
Emil joined Performance Edge in 2014 after graduating from the University of Canberra with a Master of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Biology.
Emil has a background in gymnastics, both as a gymnast and a coach over many years; however, he enjoys treating both athletes and non-athletes alike. He has a particular interest in the management of neck pain and has completed several courses devoted to this area of physiotherapy. He also has a soft spot for treating knees after damaging his own during his gymnastics days.
Emil has previously worked with:
- Women’s ACT gymnastics team
- NBA Academy camp
- Canberra Olympic FC
- Canberra Cavalry
- ACT/NSW Country U17s cricket team
In his spare time, Emil practices and performs as a member of the Canberra improv troupe, Lightbulb Improv. He continues to struggle learning jazz piano and, recently, has discovered a new world under the sea in the form of scuba diving. He has taken many blurry photos of it with his GoPro.
Alexandra completed her Masters of Physiotherapy through the University of Canberra in 2015. Actively involved with numerous sports throughout her childhood, Alex developed a keen interest in sport and exercise science at a young age.
Alexandra has previously worked with the following sporting teams
- Ainslie Football Club
- Majura Football Club
- Canberra Raiders NRL and Under 20’s NRL Team
- New Zealand Over 55’s Master’s Hockey Team
Alexandra’s professional interests include clinical Pilates, acute sports injuries and tendon pathology. Since graduating, Alexandra has completed further training in clinical Pilates through DMA, and has also completed her sports level one, and dry needling certifications through the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). Alexandra has also had experience working within the occupational rehabilitation setting and has an excellent knowledge of the worker’s compensation system across ACT and NSW.
Alexandra’s main treatment goals are to help people regain healthy and pain free movement and she enjoys using her clinical Pilates training to rehabilitate clients movement patterns and enhance motor control. Alex is available to perform individualised, one on one, clinical Pilates consultations as well as physiotherapy consultations.
Felicity graduated from Charles Sturt University (2003) with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy and went on to complete a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University in 2010.
Felicity joins us following 6 years in the U.K, where she worked predominately in rugby working with:
- Cornish Pirates
- Newport Gwent Dragons
- Welsh Rugby Union U20’s
- RFU Championship XV
- GT Factory (Enduro World Series Mountain Bike)
Prior to leaving for the UK Felicity has worked with Australian and Canberra based teams including
- Football Federation Australian Women’s U17/U20s
- Canberra Capitals
- Canberra Darters / ACT age group netball
- University-Norths Rugby
Tim returns to Performance Edge Physio at the Tuggeranong clinic having previously worked at Belconnen from 2010-2014. Tim graduated from University of Canberra in mid 2010 with a Master of Physiotherapy and has since completed a Masters in Sports physiotherapy at La Trobe University. Tim’s thirst for learning continues with his current part time enrolment in a Master of Strength and Conditioning at Edith Cowan University.
Tim has gained experience working with athletes in Soccer (Canberra Olympic, Woden Valley FC), Rugby League (Canberra Raiders NYC and NRL) and Aussie Rules (Ainslie Football Club) and has developed a keen interest in the management of Hamstring injuries, tendon pain, knee, groin and shoulder complaints. Tim has written and presented content for the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Sports level 1 courses, evening lectures and the APA’s sports chapters’ national magazine. Outside of work hours, Tim enjoys tutoring students at the University of Canberra, is the Chair of the ACT’s Sports Physiotherapy Committee and tries to work on his mediocre guitar skills.
Ryan has a Master of Sports Physiotherapy from La Trobe University. Ryan has experience in rugby and has recently worked with defence health. Ryan provided physiotherapy to ACT Academy of Sport and will be a Physiotherapist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He has certificates in both acupuncture and muscle energy and has a keen interest in stress fracture and post-surgical rehabilitation.