Principal Physiotherapist, Director Tuggeranong & Belconnen
B.Sc.Grad.Dip.Phty, MAPA Sports Physiotherapist, Master of Sports Directorship
Educated at Sydney University Ed moved to Canberra founding Performance Edge Physiotherapy in 1995.
Ed has finished a 5 year sabbatical in the UK working as Head of Medical Services at the Leicester Tigers Rugby Club. He has worked with the Australian Wallabies for the 2019 World Cup and the 2020 Bledisloe Cup series. Ed has had extensive experience working with a number of sporting organisations across various sports both here in Australia and the UK, he is currently enjoying working with the Brumbies Rugby Union team.
He has a keen interest in the management of sporting injuries, particularly sacroiliac joint dysfunction and rehabilitation. Ed remains an important member of our team running regular in-service training and being available for case conferencing and staff mentoring.
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)
Head Physiotherapist - Australian Wallabies (RWC 2019, Bledisloe 2020)
Sports Physiotherapist, Principal Physiotherapist Director Tuggeranong
B.Phty., M.Sports., Musc.Phty
Physiotherapist for the Plus 500 Brumbies, Dave graduated from James Cook University in Townsville in 2008 on a scholarship from Queensland Health and upon returning from playing rugby professionally in Portugal is our head physiotherapist.
His professional interests include treating sports injuries, hydrotherapy and dry needling. He currently plays rugby league, rugby union, touch football and surf lifesaving. Dave has worked with the Canberra Vikings NRC team, the Canberra Olympic Football club, the Canberra Cavalry, the Tuggeranong Vikings Rugby Union Club and the Prime Minister’s XI. Dave is currently the physiotherapist for the Plus 500 Brumbies and the Canberra Vikings NRC team.
Dave holds a Masters Degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy from Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Dave has an advanced level of clinical reasoning and has achieved registration as a Titled Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.
Dave has previously worked with:
Canberra Vikings National Rugby Union Championship
Prime Minister’s XI
Canberra Olympic FC
Canberra Cavalry Baseball Team
Tuggeranong Vikings Rugby Union Club Queensland Country Rugby Union Team Queensland Outback Barbarians Rugby side
Kate is a senior Physiotherapist in the Tuggeranong practice and is the current Tuggeranong Vikings Rugby Union Sports Physiotherapist. She graduated in 2009 from University of Otago and joined Performance Edge in 2011. She has extensive experience in managing contact related injuries having worked with the Vikings since 2013, including 4 John Dent I first grade premierships and 4 minor club premierships.
Kate’s professional interests include acute knee injuries, acute muscle strains, dry needling and injury prevention strategies.
Kate travelled with the Tuggeranong Vikings on their 2018 pre-season tour of Singapore and completed a pre-season stint with the Waikato Chiefs Super Rugby Squad. She has also represented in two National Rugby Competition grand finals (2015 & 2017) with the Canberra Vikings and one T20 state level cricket final, all of which she has been exceedingly proud to be a part of.
Kate has previously worked with;
· Western Force NRC squad
· Waikato Chiefs Pre-Season squad
· Brumby Runners Rugby Union squad
· ACT Griffins Rugby Union squad
· Australia A Women’s Cricket Team
· ACT Comets & ACT Meteors Cricket teams
· U17 Matilda’s
· Royals Rugby Union Club
· Otago Maori Rugby Union squad
Kate holds a Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland. In her spare time, Kate enjoys staying active with gym and hiking various mountains around the ACT and surrounding region.
B.Ed., M.Physio., M.Sports.Phty
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.
Jayden recently returned to Canberra to join the Performance Edge Tuggeranong Team. He completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours at the University of Canberra, before working as a physiotherapist in his hometown of Port Macquarie.
Jayden’s professional interests include managing sporting and musculoskeletal injuries – particularly low back pain, hip pain and tendon injury- as well as dry needling, and strength training. He is passionate about helping people to return to an active, pain-free lifestyle. Outside of work, Jayden enjoys staying active himself through basketball and gym work.
Tuggeranong PEP Admin Team
Angus joins the Performance Edge Physiotherapy team after completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with first class honours at the University of Canberra in 2020. As part of his honours project, Angus worked with the Australian Defence Force Academy to predict the future risk of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (commonly known as Shin Splints). While studying, Angus gained experience working with the Brumbies Rugby Union pathway programs, Canberra Royals Rugby and the Tuggeranong Vikings Swimming Club.
Angus is passionate about working closely with his patients to treat their sporting and clinical related injuries – particularly lower limb overuse injuries. In his spare time, you will find Angus training for competitive endurance triathlon events or scoping out his next hiking and camping adventure.