We’re building a network of orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists around Australia who can guide and treat our aspiring athletes. Meet some of the team.
PHYZ X 2U believes in a fair and equal go for all Australians.
A Sporting Chance does just that; gives young aspiring athletes in rural communities ‘A Sporting Chance’ of reaching their full potential.
We are proud to work with proactive and like minded people such as the team at Sporting Chance Foundation.
The PHYZ X 2U team
Rhiarna is a Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist based in Melbourne. Over the last 14 years she has worked with many sporting teams at National and International level including Soccer, Gymnastics and Ultimate Frisbee. Day to day, most of her work involves assisting people with knee and other lower limb injuries return to high level function. This particularly involves exercise rehab, return to sport and prevention of re-injury following surgery.
Rhiarna is committed to providing access to best practice rehabilitation for all people. She is keen to help facilitate talented indigenous athletes return to high level sport and reach their natural potential by reducing the barriers of injury.
Mark is an Exercise and Sports Physiotherapist based in Hervey Bay. He has extensive experience working with athletes at an elite and everyday level. He has worked as a physiotherapist at the Sydney Olympic games and both the Melbourne and Gold Coast Commonwealth games. He has a passion for rugby and in the past has been physio for both NSW Country and Queensland Country. Currently he is physio for the Australian Stockmen rugby team.
Mark is passionate about people making the most of their opportunities in sport. He sees his involvement with the Sporting Chance Foundation as helping the indigenous community take full advantage of any sporting opportunities that come their way.
Damian is an APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist working full time at Geelong Cats AFL club. He has also worked previously at Essendon Football Club and the Australian Institute of Sport.
Damian brings 10 years experience working in professional sport to the Sporting Chance Foundation team. He is passionate about athlete development and helping players return from injury back to high performance sports.
Holly Brasher and Campbell Hanson at SquareOne Physio – Mosman, Sydney
“We are passionate about providing world class treatment to our local community. We believe everyone should have the same access to what is offered to elite athletes. In keeping with this, we are thrilled to be able to offer this same opportunity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as part of one of our contributions to the Reconciliation Action Plan”.
Dion Wallace at Sports & Spinal – Kawana, Sunshine Coast
Dion is a physiotherapist based on the Sunshine Coast and an Associate Partner at the Kawana Sports & Spinal clinic. Dion originally grew up in regional South Australia before relocating to Queensland. He has since obtained his Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy. Dion works closely with an elite school program on the Sunshine Coast and runs a Sports Performance clinic out of his office in Kawana.
Dion sees the Sporting Chance Foundation as a prime opportunity to use these facilities and his experience with young sports people to provide a tangible contribution to the local indigenous community, by working with the highly skilled team to ensure optimal rehabilitation outcomes are achieved to maximise the participants quality of life.
The Life Ready Physiotherapy and Pilates mission is to move people towards their best quality of life. We believe that the entire community should benefit from the Life Ready experience – not just those who can afford physiotherapy, private health or are eligible for government compensation.
Open House is a pro bono physio initiative that allows people who don’t normally have access to physiotherapy, the opportunity to be looked after the ‘Life Ready’ way. Our clinics are beautiful and architecturally designed, our high-quality staff and passionate and care about providing an excellent client experience.
We are very proud to be partnering with Sporting Chance to give indigenous youth an opportunity to reach their best quality of life. We have over 20 clinics across WA and Victoria, and a team of highly skilled physiotherapists, massage therapists and exercise physiologists and more!