Damian is an experienced clinician with over a decade working in private practice and sports physiotherapy. He is a co-founder and co-director of Movement Rx. Damian graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy from Griffith University in 2007. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Griffith University which he completed in 2005. During his studies, Damian was awarded multiple academic achievement awards and graduated as the dux of the physiotherapy program.
Upon completion of his study, Damian knew he wanted to work in private practice and be immersed in sports physiotherapy. He was employed at one of Brisbane’s leading physiotherapy clinics. He began the journey as a young enthusiastic physiotherapist gaining valuable experience in assessment and treatment, consulting with thousands of private practice patients per year. He was able to work alongside some of the most respected figures in sports medicine as well as orthopaedic and neurological specialists. This has allowed him to gain valuable insight and expertise in orthopaedic surgical procedures while working collaboratively with a team of health professionals.
Damian has extensive sports physiotherapy experience having worked directly with various teams throughout his career. This includes the following:
- Physiotherapist/Head Physiotherapist ISC Souths Logan Rugby League 2007-2016
- Consultant Physiotherapist Canberra Raiders 2008-2010
- Consultant Physiotherapist Diving Australia 2009-2010
- Physiotherapist Gold Coast Titans 2009/2010
- QAS Rugby League Physiotherapist 2009-2014
- QRL Jnr State of Origin Team Physiotherapist 2009-2016
- Easts Tigers Rugby League Physiotherapist 2016-2019
- QLD Residents Rugby League Team Physiotherapist 2015-Present
- Basketball Qld/Basketball Australia National Performance Program Physiotherapist 2015-2019
Throughout these various roles, Damian has been able to work in a myriad of environments to continue to hone his physiotherapy skills. This includes on-field injury assessment and management, making accurate and immediate assessments regarding a player’s health/well being and injury status. This has tremendous cross over to a clinical setting, having dealt with all manner of injuries from being present at the time of injury, to return to play and performance following surgery.
Damian has great insight into the demands of an athlete, the highs and the lows of performance and injury, and uses this unique skill set to present information to his patients in a way they truly understand. These skills carry over to everyday patients who present to the clinic with pain and dysfunction. Damian believes that everybody deserves the same standard of health care, and aims to ensure every individual that enters Movement Rx has a positive experience.
In his spare time, Damian loves to stay active and enjoys the company of his two young children and wife. Weekends are often filled with day trips to beaches or mountain peaks, kicking the footy in the park with kids or attending sport. He has a passion for all sports but basketball is his true love. You will find him getting shots up whenever he can and playing the odd weeknight game. A glass of red wine and a good podcast will also keep him happy. Make an appointment with Damian through our online booking tab, he would love to help you today.