Eric Chao

Senior Physiotherapist


QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland

  • Practices dry needling

  • GLA:D program practitioner

  • Clinical Pilates Level 1

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My passion for sports and exercise dates back to when I was a teen and remain unchanged now. This has fuelled my love for physiotherapy, and the ability to help restore people's movement and health makes it even better.

Since graduating from the University of Queensland in 2014, I’ve been working in a private practice setting for close to 9 years. I’ve treated a variety of clients ranging from athletes, people with disability, those who suffered from
trauma and workplace injuries, and chronic pain.

 

Despite the type or severity of injuries, it is always important for me as the therapist to build rapport and trust with my clients and guide people to better look after their own body and health. My priority is to guide my clients to do their exercises and help them understand why it is so important in achieving their goals. 

 

My love for physiotherapy also comes from the fact that we can be experts in not one but many facets of the health industry.

I have accumulated a great amount of knowledge and insight into complex injuries, anatomy and biomechanics, but not limited to things such as managing case load and providing realistic prognosis and rehabilitation timeframes. My creativity in exercise and rehab has benefited from past experience in sports, body-building and powerlifting.

 

As I’m a sucker for biomechanics and functional movement therapy, I’m starting to look into calisthenics as my next passion. On the other hand, I’m also trained in dry needling and the GLA:D program for hip and knee arthritis. The longer I work as a physiotherapist, the less I feel like I’m just a clinician and more of a life coach who’s here for my clients in the long-haul.