B App Sci Pod
Experience counts & with 40 years in the podiatry profession Phil has a lot of experience.
After 14 years teaching podiatry, culminating in being appointed the Head of Division, Phil moved into private practice. Two part time practices quickly developed & Phil now claims 30 years of clinical practice.
With a particular interest in sports medicine, Phil has consulted at Narrabeen Sports Medicine Centre & in the Sutherland Shire at Cronulla Family & Sports Medicine Centre, Sports Orthopedics & Rehabilitation & is currently at Sports Medicine Centre at Miranda. After an earlier 5 year stint as a visiting consultant in Mudgee, Phil has recently returned & visits Stride Health monthly.
Phil is a foundation member of Sydney Sports Medicine at Olympic Park which has been the one constant place of practice for 30 years.
A long career has included highlights such as being the consultant podiatrist for the NRL clubs Canterbury Bulldogs, Sydney Roosters & Cronulla Sharks in their premiership winning seasons. During 30 seasons working with the Bulldogs Phil has also been the consultant podiatrist to St George Illawarra & the North Sydney Bears.
A keenness for basketball has seen his past involvement with the Sydney Kings, Sydney Flames & West Sydney Razorbacks. Netball has also featured with involvement with the Australian team prior to a world championship as well as individual players in the national league, state league & youth representative teams.
Phil’s experience with football players has been mostly at youth level, particularly with young male & female players who are aspiring to play at the highest level. His passion for football & helping players stems from early representative honours & continues with coaching youth teams.
Years of consulting in multi disciplinary sports medicine centres has provided much experience with elite & aspirational people from all sports. Over the last 15 years there has been strong increase in the number of mature players across a wide range of sports & Phil is now particularly enjoying keeping the older players playing.
With many years of helping elite sports people, Phil now derives great professional satisfaction using his vast experience to keep the park players, the regular people, participating in their chosen sports, fitness or recreational activities.
“Everybody is an athlete………it’s just that some are real good”