Brett is a country boy at heart, born and bred in the tiny village of Quandialla, NSW. He founded Motion as Medicine to fill a huge gap in health care within rural locations, in particular the lack of high quality, clinical exercise physiology services. After very successful teenage years in both cricket and rugby league, Brett assumed his future would lie in professional sports.
As part of the St George-Illawarra Dragons set-up, Brett’s world came crashing down at the tender age of 19 when he was forced into premature retirement due to serious back and neck injuries. To make matters worse, he went on to develop a whole body chronic pain syndrome over the preceding years, meaning everyday life can be a physical struggle. Thankfully he manages his health and conditions very well through targeted, individualised and evidence-based exercise, but that is not to say it's easy.
Brett is a highly knowledgeable, empathetic and skilful practitioner who loves nothing more than assisting his patients achieve what they thought was impossible! He is competent in all areas of exercise rehabilitation, however specialises in chronic back pain, cardiac/respiratory rehabilitation and athletic performance. Brett’s patients love his empathy, honesty, hardworking nature and his “attempts” at being funny! Brett’s interests include sports, health, cooking (and EATING) and catching up with his family.
- Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation) (2013)
- Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education (PDHPE) (2011)
- Graduate Certificate in Health and Physical Education (2011)
- Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) (2010)
- Respiratory Muscle Training and Airway Clearance Techniques (2014)
- Cardiovascular Clinical Exercise for AEPs: A case-based approach (2016)
- Functional Movement Assessment for Injury Prevention (2017)
- Level 1: Applied Strength, Power & Speed Workshop (2017)
- Real-Time Run Analysis and Functional Rehabilitation (2017)
- MAT Assessment and Treatment Course (2018)
- Managing Tendinopathies (2019)
- EX-MED Cancer PD Course for Exercise Specialty (2020)
- Technical Lifting with the Science of Strength (2021)
- NSW Diabetes: Diabetes and Exercise (2021)
Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)
Kael joined us from Wollongong in 2019 after graduating from the highly regarded clinical exercise phyisology program at the University of Wollongong. He is super passionate about our team and always ready to help our rural communities, as he too was raised in a small town. However, this small town was on the other side of the world in Italy!
Kael is interested and competent in all areas of clinical practice, but nominates neurological rehabilitation, spinal cord injuries and disabilities as his preferred areas of specialisation, particularly those participants needing to get the most out of their NDIS plans. He has a very analytical mind and a soft, empathetic disposition, which is a winning combintation to be a superstar practitioner. On top of that, his work ethic is second to none and he moves heaven and earth to get what his patient needs!
In his spare time, Kael likes to spend the day with his lovely wife Avi. He also enjoys completing resistance training and he loves to learn!
Kael resides in Cootamundra and is our leading AEP at our clinics in Cootamundra, Gundagai and Young.
- Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation (2018)
- Post-operative management following common othropaedic hip surgeries (2019).
- Technical Lifting with the Science of Strength (2021).
We love welcoming EXCELLENT people and FANTASTIC AEP's into our team. If you fit this criteria and love rural NSW, send our team an e-mail. You might be just the person we are looking for