Nathan Ashby – APA Physiotherapist


I deeply believe in the benefits that hands-on treatment combined with an exercise program for an educated and empowered client can provide. Empowering clients to understand what they can do to manage their own concerns is a key element of my treatments.


I began studying as a physiotherapist following my experience as a client myself. Since the beginning of my career in North Lakes in 2016, I have always sought out high-quality professional development courses to advance my understanding of rehabilitation and how to provide better outcomes for my clients. 


I always aim to assist in answering all your questions and concerns to ensure you have a thorough understanding of your presentation as well as how we can work together to enhance your recovery.


Since beginning work with The Lakes FC in late 2017, working with athletes to enhance their performance and prevent injuries has become a key area of interest of mine. This has led me to develop a special interest in a range of sport-specific management strategies, in particular, load management and the return to training and return to sport process. I have since moved to work with Caboolture Sports FC in 2022.


Clinically, my area of interest largely lies with ACL injuries and how to optimise rehabilitation be it either with non-surgical or surgical management pathways. The rehabilitation of athletes is often more complex than people perceive, I enjoy the planning and processes that must be gone through the ensure an athlete safely returns to competitive play. 


Outside of the sporting realm, I enjoy managing tendinopathy, back pain, tennis elbow, knee pain, and hip and groin pain.


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)
Nathan Ashby biography photo

PRP Physio Core Values and Beliefs

PRP Physio as a business is built upon 7 enduring core values and beliefs. We hold ourselves to these values and use them to guide how we conduct ourselves as individuals and as an entity.


1 – Great Relationships

Every interaction we have is with a unique individual, we will treat each interaction with the utmost respect and care. We believe that without great relationships, we cannot build a great business to serve the community.


2 – Great Service

The crux of our business depends upon great service, without great service we cannot successfully impact the community on the scale we desire. We will always stay abreast of the latest techniques and research to ensure you are receiving optimised care.


3 – Friends First

We will treat all our interactions with the utmost professionalism, but we will always aim to develop a relationship with you as a person, you are not defined by your injury. We will develop a relationship with you as a person at the same time as providing superior service.


4 – Receptive to Innovation

We will remain receptive to new concepts and ways of doing things regardless of where or who the idea comes from. We recognise that the community will often provide the greatest source of innovation and progress.


5 – Service to the Community

Our work is often provided on a 1-to-1 basis, but our underlying goal is to provide a positive contribution to society at large by promoting healthy and active lifestyles.


6 – Questions are Recommended

Whether it be a question of our services or how we handle our business at large, questions are always recommended. We believe in radical transparency with our business and service, and we highly value well-informed interactions.


7 – Profit comes Second

All great businesses require profits to succeed, however, we believe profits are not the main goal of our company. Servicing the community to the greatest extent possible comes first, which will flow into a profitable company.

Me meeting the North Lakes Leopards Rugby Union Club Women's team.
Me with The Lakes FC City 4 womens players celebrating after their undefeated season.