Along with Paul Wise and Paul Lew, Bruce established the WHSSPC in 1994. Initially he shared his clinical time with the role as head physiotherapist at Essendon Football Club, a role he continued in until the end of season 2005. From 2006 Bruce changed roles, with Paul Wise taking over as EFC head physio with Bruce remaining as a member of the EFC physiotherapy team until early 2012. This has allowed him to increase WHSSPC clinic time and take up the position as clinic manager. Bruce brings more than 25 years sports physio experience to WHSSPC and very much enjoyed overseeing the development of our new facilities through 2007 and 2008.
Professional Honours Awarded
Paul was a cofounder Windy Hill Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy Clinic in 1994. Until 2005 he was the senior clinician and manager of the clinic whilst being a long term member of the physiotherapy team servicing Essendon Football Club. From 2006 until 2011, Paul was head physiotherapist at EFC but has elected to take 2012 off football to spend some time travelling with his family. Outside this, he is once again back at Windy Hill Clinic contributing his extensive sports physiotherapy experience to our team.
Professional Honours Awarded
Emma joined WHSSPC physiotherapy team in 2002. She combines a unique understanding of overall function with her specific interest and expertise in the pelvic floor region. This enables Emma to provide a rare speciality to the service she is able to offer, combining it with her broader human movement and physiotherapy base. In addition Emma provides our hydrotherapy service which complements the management of other clients at WHSSPC and provides this service to have a specific need for water based therapy.
Chris joined our Physiotherapy team here at Windy Hill in mid 2011 after having completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at University of Melbourne in 2008. He is a keen athlete continuing to play Volleyball at the State League level whilst completing his Masters of Physiotherapy in Sports.
Mark joined our physiotherapy team in 2003, having graduated from Latrobe University physiotherapy school in 1992. His experience as an AFL footballer, and umpire and 8 years sports physiotherapy experience at McKinnon give him a unique and valuable understanding of the sports environment. In 2008, Mark was appointed physiotherapist to the AFL umpires and match day runner for Matthew Knights at EFC. In 2009 he joined Paul Wise, Bruce and Paul Lew in an expanded physiotherapy team servicing Essendon FC whilst continuing as physiotherapist to the AFL umpires. In 2010 his already diverse variety of roles with the AFL was be broadened as Mark took over as Chairman of the AFL's Match review Panel. Unfortunately this resulted in him ceasing his involvement with EFC but he continues as Physiotherapist to the AFL Umpires and as a much valued senior clinician here at Windy Hill. In addition, Mark is taking over in 2012 as our clinic manager.
B.Physio (Hons), Post Grad Specialist cert. in Physio (Exercise for Women)
Amanda joined us in January 2009 and has since been an extremely positive addition to our physiotherapy team. Coupled with her clinical here at Windy Hill, Amanda continues her long association with Old Westbourne Amateur Football Club in the Victorian Amateurs.