Sam Rice

Physiotherapist

Sam holds a Masters in Physiotherapy from La Trobe University and has completed a number of further courses since completing his studies. These include courses on strength & conditioning, tendinopathy management, muscle injury management, sports physiotherapy, McKenzie treatment for lower back pain and adolescent sports injuries. He has a special interest in developing strength as a tool for recovering from injury and preventing recurrences and is currently studying a Masters of Strength & Conditioning to further refine this interest area.

Sam is passionate about completing a detailed assessment to identify the exact diagnosis and to further identify the range of motion, strength and control based deficits which need to be addressed to allow his clients to alleviate their pain and to reach their goals. Sam aims to consistently deliver evidence-based practice by applying the latest research to deliver treatments which allow his patients to recover as fast as possible.

This approach is derived from his time working in sports where he is currently the physiotherapist at the Geelong Supercats basketball team, where he was lucky enough to help the women’s team to their maiden championship win in 2017. He has also worked as a trainer at the Western Bulldogs/Footscray VFL since 2015 and aims to deliver contemporary practice used in elite sport into his clinical practice as well.

Outside of work Sam enjoys participating in endurance sport, such as running, swimming and triathlon events. He enjoys getting out for a surf too but admits that he is probably better in the water than surfing on top of it. Sam is a believer of the saying “practice what you preach” and enjoys complimenting his endurance training with his own strength & length training.

Qualifications: M. Pty