Sam graduated from the Griffith University Masters of Physiotherapy program in 2015 with academic excellence, after receiving his Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2013. Having been raised in a household of medical professionals, Sam has a keen interest in health which developed into a passion for sport and rehabilitation alongside playing competitive tennis and surfing.
In his career to date, Sam has worked with athletes across local, state, national and international level, and has developed numerous associations with gyms, businesses and local sporting teams (including soccer, school rugby league, dragon boat racing, waterpolo, diving, gymnastics, ballet, dance, tennis, touch football). He has has previously worked closely with with:
East Tigers Rugby League (2016-2019)
Souths Logan Rugby League (2019-2020)
NSW Combined Catholic College schoolboys Rugby League national sides (U16s 2018 + U18s 2016)
Basketball Qld/Basketball Australia National Performance Program (2019-2020)
Through his clinical and sports physiotherapy experience, Sam has worked collaboratively with sports physicians, doctors, orthopedic surgeons, spinal and neurological surgeons, personal trainers, coaches, team support staff and allied health professionals, to name a few. He believes that all practitioners involved in a client’s care are part of their ‘team’, and that the team should be always communicating and working together towards the best outcome.
Sam’s professional ethos is that every individual deserves a customised rehabilitation plan addressing specific goals, needs and personal interests, and is always happy to cater to any specific needs which arise.
Outside of work, Sam is an ambitious musician who has been playing in a variety of bands across the last decade in the Brisbane music scene. Whilst he loves being on stage, he equally loves attending as many local gigs as he can. He is additionally a keen surfer (and follower of the WSL), skateboarder and tennis player.