Ricky is an experienced manipulative/musculoskeletal physiotherapist and is the principal of the practice. He graduated with a Bachelor Degree from the University of Sydney in 1999. He returned for further post-graduate studies and completed his Masters Degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy. He is one of only a few physiotherapists on the Central Coast to be awarded the title of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
“Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists are rightly regarded as experts in their chosen field of physiotherapy. They employ advanced clinical assessment and diagnosis methods, and have been trained in a broader range of treatment techniques than many other health professionals. As a result, APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists are world-leaders in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of muscle and joint problems, especially low back and neck pain.”
Australian Physiotherapy Association Website
Since graduation, Ricky has worked extensively in a variety of settings for 17 years. He was previously based mostly at North Gosford Private Hospital, where he has worked closely with many of the orthopaedic surgeons who consult there. He established Tuggerah Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy in 2008.
More recently, he has worked extensively with elite sporting organisations on the Central Coast. He is the team physiotherapist with the Central Coast Centurions/Roosters SG Ball and Harold Matthews Rugby League teams. He has also previously worked with Wyong Lakes Australian Football Club and Sydney United Soccer Club.
He also has experience and interest in working with the elderly, especially in the area of falls prevention and dizziness. He is involved in community-based falls prevention lectures throughout the Central Coast and has been consulting to Wyong Aged Care Facility for 14 years.