Bede Christey

Patrick Mc Greal / Senior Physiotherapist

Why did you become a physio?
Having played a lot of sport as a child and soccer to a high level back in Ireland I was never far away from the treatment table. During those years I developed a keen interest in the human body and how we move, more importantly, how we change the way we move after injury or pain. I really loved the rapport the physio was able to build with myself and my teammates and ultimately steered me in the direction of physiotherapy as a career choice.

What’s the best thing about my job?
What I really love about my job is meeting people from all walks of life and being the person who helps them on the way to achieve their goals, be it to no longer have back pain, run a marathon or play for their local footie team.

What are you eating for lunch at the moment?
I am slowly but surely sampling the many great cafes that surround the clinic, from wraps to salads to sushi to the giant chicken snitzel for $6 in Central Place. It’s been a great food journey so far.

What would be your tips for avoiding injury?
There are two main factors to avoiding injury.
1) Being proactive, exercising regularly and correctly, prevention is the best cure.
2) Having a positive attitude, injuries happen everybody, the quicker you get over the injury and onto the road to recovery the faster you get back to doing what you love.