Toby is an Australian physiotherapist who is originally from regional South Australia. Toby spent the first two years of his career working at a clinic in Port Lincoln – the “Seafood Capital of Australia”.
He has spent time working at the Alice Springs Hospital, in Central Australia, treating orthopaedic patients from day 1 post-operatively through to their final stages of rehab. He then had his first taste of the snow while working at Mt Buller Physiotherapy, in an Australian ski-village, for the most recent Australian winter. He enjoyed treating acute snow-related injuries that often aren’t seen in the general population and was interested in experiencing a season in the Northern Hemisphere, so he decided to make the move to Hakuba!
Get to know Toby
Bachelor of Physiotherapy – University of South Australi
EP Physio Plus – Port Lincoln
Alice Springs Hospital – Surgical/Orthopaedic Wards
Mt Buller Physiotherapy
Port Pirie Regional Health Service
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
I’ve had a number of significant injuries throughout my life, including an ACL reconstruction, so I understand how difficult it is to be on the sidelines and will aim to get my patients back on the slopes as quickly and safely as possible.
Favourite Conditions to Treat:
Acute knee injuries – the more I learn about knee’s, the more I appreciate their complexity. There’s an abundance of new research on acute knee injury management and we’re lucky to be at the forefront of this at Hakuba Physio, which is exciting!
What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?
Hopefully snowboarding as much as possible. During warmer months I enjoy trail running, hiking as well as 4WD’ing and camping.
What would be your personal motto?
You can’t spend your money when you’re dead.
Who is someone you admire and why?
Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia) for his environmental activism and approach to business.
Your most-outstanding achievement:
Training for and completing my first marathon.