Born and raised in Canberra, Patrick joined the team in January 2016 taking pride in providing caring, compassionate nail and skin care, including ingrown nails, callus, corns and fungal infections. Patrick’s focus is a special interest in sports podiatry, sports performance and biomechanics, bringing with him a wealth of experience as an athlete in a variety of sports at a competitive level such as tennis, golf, soccer and AFL. He is also a keen road cyclist.
Patrick graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Podiatry in 2014. During his time at university he was an active member of the student community and served a term as the President of the CSU Podiatry Club. Patrick has a comprehensive background in sports medicine and high performance sport, he is also an ASCA accredited Strength & Conditioning coach, graduating from the Australian Institute of Sport. Patrick’s special focus in sports medicine is being furthered as he is currently completing a Master of High Performance Sport at the Australian Catholic University leading to registration as an ESSA Accredited Sports Scientist.
Patrick was previously the Head Sports Trainer and Rehabilitative Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Wodonga Bulldogs Football Club for season 2012-13 and has been a Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Belconnen Magpies Football Club in the NEAFL & Canberra AFL Division 1 between 2013-2016. Since October 2016 Patrick has been in the position of Head of Athletic Rehabilitation and Development for the Canberra Raiders Junior Representative Squads (Development squads & Under-16 and 18s) and is managing all aspects of rehabilitation and GPS monitoring.
Patrick also has a professional consulting role with GPSports, engaging with different generations of player tracking GPS units, tri-axial accelerometers and heart rate monitors which have supplied teams in the AFL, ARU, NRL, NFL and English Premier League and he has applied the technology practically for running, rehabilitation and athlete monitoring.
In 2017 Patrick engaged in a High Performance Tour of USA NCAA Division 1 college programs. He collaborated with sports medicine staff, orthopaedic surgeons, sports scientists, strength & power coaches at Stanford University, Berkeley University and Oklahoma State University. Through this experience he further developed his skills and applications in athletic rehabilitation, strength & conditioning, sports science, sports nutrition, biomechanics and progressing athletes towards their performance goals. This provides a great foundation for Patrick’s focus in sport related injuries, rehabilitation, gait & running assessments and athletic footwear prescription.
Patrick is a professional member of the Australian Podiatry Association (NSW & ACT); Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM), Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA).