ABOUT

Nathan Ashby – Physiotherapist

Nathan Ashby – Physiotherapist

APA Physiotherapist

 

Nathan grew up in Townsville playing multiple sports including soccer, basketball, touch football and then transitioned to more individual sports including running and triathlons. This experience has given him a significant insight into the determination and desire to return from injury as a stronger more well-rounded athlete.

 

Experience as a patient himself has assisted him in identifying the common desires of people seeking treatment. Nathan aims to assist in answering all your questions and concerns to ensure you have a thorough understanding as well as how he can assist you in recovering. Nathan has undertaken many professional development opportunities which he has utilised to hone his skills as a physiotherapist and maintain an open mind to treatment and management pathways. 

 

Nathan has been working with Lakes FC for the past three seasons, having worked with the senior men’s and women’s teams, Nathan has a deep understanding of the requirements of returning to the football pitch. This has led him to develop a niche interest in the management of sporting injuries, with a keen interest in football players. 

 

Special Interests

  • Management of ACL injuries – non-surgical and surgical pathways
  • Groin pain
  • Hamstring strains
  • Ligament injuries
  • Tendon pain
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Post-op recovery from orthopaedic surgery
  • Adolescent injuries such as Osgood-Schlatters, Sever’s disease, low back injuries (pars defect/stress fracture or spondylolisthesis)

Reggie Heywood

Reggie Heywood

(Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Exercise Scientist (ESSAM), ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach) 

 

Reggie thoroughly believes that movement is medicine and that educating and empowering people to self-manage their existing injuries to prevent future health concerns is the key to leading a healthy & fulfilling life. 

 

Reggie graduated from the University of Queensland in 2016 with a Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science majoring in Clinical Exercise Physiology. He also pursued an honours project looking at the effects of high intensity interval training (HIIT) in people with cancer, which led him to publish research on effects of exercise in advanced stage cancer patients. From this, he has developed expertise in developing scientifically supported interventions for chronic and complex diseases, with a focus on enhancing quality and ease of movement to allow people to be their strongest and healthiest. 

 

Many years of experience in strength & conditioning for a variety of sports, in addition to a personal background in competitive weightlifting, has allowed Reggie to develop an understanding of the training demands of athletes ranging from developmental to Olympic levels. 

 

Special Interests

  • Exercise & physical activity for different Cancers 
  • Musculoskeletal & Occupational (work related) injury rehab 
  • Lifestyle management for Diabetes and Weight loss 
  • Mental health issues

In addition to:

  • Strength & Conditioning Training 
  • Sport Science & Performance Testing 
  • Dry Needling & Taping techniques