A bit about us - Surf Life Physio Miami history
You might have heard about us and our story, but if you haven't here it is. After a number of years meeting at surf carnivals as rival state surf team Physio's and discussing all things related to surf competition and Physiotherapy, Nick and Troy decided to create Surf Life Physio. As the name suggests, the practice at Miami on the Gold Coast brings together a wealth of experience in surf sports physiotherapy, surf life saving physiotherapy, and 'life in general' physiotherapy with the team having many years experience in community, public and private practice separate to their involvement in sport.
In the surf sports arena they are unparalleled with their experience and knowledge of this field. Therefore, the Gold Coast was the obvious choice to provide their service and further their research and involvement in this field. With a combined 30 years experience being the preferred Physiotherapists for the Australian Surf Life Saving High Performance Squad, National representative surf teams, the Kellogg's Iron man Series and many other teams involved in surf sports. This makes them the most experienced Physio's to manage a surf injury. As competitors, surfers, swimmers and paddlers they understand the environment of the sport and what is needed to get you back into it after an injury.
Courtney "Golden Girl" Hancock
At just 24 years of age Courtney has what it takes – dedication, enthusiasm and a contagious smile that belies a strength of character and fierce will to win. Already regarded as one of the top Ironwoman in the Country, Courtney is driven by a desire to be the very best athlete she can be. She is naturally gifted physically and has the mental strength to make the necessary sacrifices in her personal life that will allow her to realise her full potential.
Originally hailing from West Beach Adelaide, Cory grew up aspiring to be an ironman. Making his debute to the Kellogs NutriGrain Series in 2009/10 Cory spent three seasons in the series. Over the past two years Cory has travelled the world with Ocean Ski Paddling including a 3rd place at the ICF World Championships and a 3rd at Molokai. He placed 2nd in the Ski Race at Rescue 2012 and was part of the Gold Medal Taplin team at Aussies last year.
Growing up in costal town, Caves Beach, Michael was bred to succeed in the surf. After numerous Aussie medals Michael moved to Northcliffe in 2009 for a change of scenery where he disovered his niche in Ocean Ski Paddling a few years later. Placing 6th overall in the 2012 Ocean Paddler World Series, Michael is keen to chase some international podium finishes in the coming years. Michael has also just made his first Australian sprint kayak team, headed for Szeged, Hungary, in July, for the U23 World Champs.
In her hometown of Redcliffe, Bec was not involved in Surf Sports until she was 24. After a successful career in swimming including a gold medal in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay at the Kuala Lumpar Commonwealth Games, Bec started paddling boards and skis to keep up her fitness. Since then she has won an Australian and World Ironwoman Title. Bec has recently joined the BMD Northcliffe Surf Club and looks to defend her ironwoman title in Perth next month.
At only 19 years old, Maddy is proving a threat to the Nutrigrain Ironwoman Series. With her second ever race win in Rd 6 of the 2013/14 Series, Maddy has finished up 4th, requalifying herself for next years series. With a resent move to the Gold Coast and training along side idols Courtney Hancock and Kristyl Smith, Maddy is only going to get fitter, faster and stronger so is definietly one to watch over the next few years!
Peasey is a legend of the Gold Coast SUP Community. He consistently finishes up the pointy end of SUP events on the coast. Peasey represented Queensland at the 2015 Australian SUP titles where he finished third in the technical race and second in the marathon event. Besides being a talented paddler, he is a strong advocate for the sport of SUP in Australia
Ke'ale is a young gun in the SUP world - but her age hasn't stopped her from mixing it with the worlds best! She has represented Queensland at a number of Australian SUP Titles and in 2015 finished second in the surfing discipline. A solid second place at the Red Bull watermaze event really shows that she know how to 'navigate' a SUP!