Principal Physiotherapist, Director Tuggeranong & Belconnen
B.Sc.Grad.Dip.Phty, MAPA Sports Physiotherapist
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)
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.
B.Sport & Ex.Sc., B.Physio.
Rob graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2015 and completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2018. Rob's professional interests include contact sport related injuries particularly shoulder and knee injuries, and overuse tendon injuries.
Robs interest include Sports rehab, Rugby Union, Judo, and Strength Training.
Rob has previously worked with the following sporting teams:
Under 14 Brumbies
Western Bulldogs WAFL
Lisa graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Canberra in 2019.
Prior to her studies Lisa was a public servant for the Department of Defence for 10 years and understands the effects working in an office environment can have on the body.
During her studies she completed the Australian Strength and Conditioning Level 1 course and undertook an internship in strength and conditioning with the Canberra Capitals. Additionally, Lisa has worked as a sports trainer for various rugby union and soccer clubs around Canberra. Lisa has a background in sport including soccer, weight lifting and CrossFit.
She is passionate about understanding human movement and finding ways to ensure her clients can get back to and continue to do the things they love. She has an interest in acute injury management, injury prevention and return to play.
Mark brings with him an extensive and diverse background to the Performance Edge Team. He is fully qualified physiotherapist, with formal qualifications in remedial massage, and sports science. Complimenting his many years of hands on experience, Mark has worked at a professional sporting level with AFL clubs North Melbourne, Sydney Swans, Fremantle Dockers and the Melbourne Demons.
Locally, Mark is currently the Strength and Conditioning coach for Tuggeranong Hawks Football Club. Mark has been active in coaching and conditioning roles for sports as diverse as Football, Futsal, Women’s grid-iron and Power Lifting. Previously a competitive powerlifter with several national records to his name, Mark now trains CrossFit, continuing his passion for physical activity and longevity and a desire keep up with his three young children.
Mark’s professional interests include the development of sports specific strength and rehabilitation protocols within a team environment. He is passionate about manual therapy and is qualified in dry needling and kinesiotape applications. Mark’s professional and empathetic manner provides a client centred approach allowing the determination of strategies for improvement with care and understanding.
Having lived in the south of Canberra for more than 20years, Mark is excited to provide a service to the community that has provided him so much and to help his clients enjoy a quality healthy active lifestyle.
Tuggeranong PEP Admin Team