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Jack Dix

TITLED SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Jack is an APA Sports Physiotherapist with a Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy and is currently working on a PhD in “prevention of ACL injuries in female footballers”. He has vast experience in a range of sports, having worked with St.Kilda Football Club (AFL), Cricket Victoria, the ASP World Surfing tour and Australian Weightlifting teams. Currently he works with the Frankston Dolphins (VFL), boxers (including former IBF World Middleweight champion Sam “King” Soliman) and Mixed Martial Arts (including UFC fighters Charlie Alaniz Brian Ebersole and local legend Nick “The Banjo” Patterson). His special interests include shoulder injuries, tendinopathy, hamstring injuries and hip/knee injuries.


He also has a keen interest in occupational injuries, having been a member of the TAC/Worksafe Occupational Physiotherapy programme – a cutting edge initiative in road accident and workplace injury management – since it’s inception in 2008. He has been nominated for the Victorian Worksafe Practitioner Achievement Awards on six occasions.
Jack is a course presenter for the APA and for Rocktape, and has written several articles for The Age newspaper, BRW magazine and many other publications. As part of his PhD research, he currently has a paper under review for publication in the prestigious US journal “Physical Therapy in Sport”.


Aside from physiotherapy, Jack has been a leading figure in the fitness industry. His career highlights include a World Aerobics Championship Silver medal, Australian national titles and being Victoria’s Fitness Leader of the Year in 1991. He founded Victoria’s largest Fitness Instructor training business (Hi-Energy Network), and has travelled extensively throughout the world training fitness instructors. He carries his fitness philosophy into physiotherapy, believing that the answer to most conditions is the right exercises.

Special Interests

  • Shoulders
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Hamstrings
  • Tendon pain

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physio)
  • Graduate Certificate (Sports Physiotherapy)
  • Masters (Sports Physiotherapy)
  • Titled APA Sports Physiotherapist

Elite Sports involvement

  • Football
  • Boxing
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Surfing
  • Weightlifting
  • Cricket

 

 

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