James graduated from Flinders University with a double degree in Health Science and Masters in Physiotherapy in 2016; then snapped up the opportunity to move back to Port Lincoln and work in the town that he grew up in.
During his training, James was fortunate to gain experience practicing in a number of different locations including Alice Springs (N.T.) and in a hospital in Malawi (Africa), one of the world’s poorest countries. James is a strong believer in the importance of ongoing professional development to continue to improve his practice.
As a physio James has a particular focus on functional assessment and training with the use of Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA). SFMA was developed in the US and has been used in elite athlete training, including the US National Olympic Team. However SFMA is not just used in elite training, it’s also used for people with chronic pain and dysfunction, acute injury and functional training. SFMA is an assessment of 7 fundamental movement patterns which when broken down aims to identify whether a person’s issue is related to joint mobility and muscle dysfunction or muscular control and strength dysfunction.
As with SFMA, whose belief is to “move well and move often”, James is a strong advocate for leading an active healthy lifestyle, and one of his goals is to encourage and facilitate this with all of his clients.