VIC

Andrew Fitzgerald

I obtained my Advanced Diploma in Myotherapy in 2010 and was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for my academic and clinical skills. I joined 2 physiotherapy clinics and had the opportunity to work alongside some great practitioners. With their mentoring, I decided to complete a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction through Polestar Pilates Australia. In 2018, Andrew completed a degree in Health Science majoring in Anatomy and Physiology through La Trobe University, as well as completing a Level 1 Strength and Conditioning coaching accreditation through the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association. I then completed a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice, graduating n 2020.

Andrew previously held a position with the Melbourne Vicentre swim team for ten years as their treating Myotherapist as well as having the opportunity to work on the pool deck at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games swimming trials. I enjoy working in the elite athlete space and I currently hold a position with Carlton Football Club as a Physiotherapist/Myotherapist/Sports Trainer.

I enjoy working with elite athletes through to a person who is acutely injured. I use a range of techniques such as corrective exercise, strength and conditioning, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, dry needling, deep tissue massage and facilitated stretching to empower people to return to what they love doing the most. My strengths are the ability to detect and diagnose muscle imbalances and relieve areas of restriction within the body aid in expediting recovery, regaining muscle function and range of motion and work with them to achieve their goals.

I have been a passionate sports person over the years. Ice hockey was my sport of choice and I had the opportunity to represent Australia on four occasions overseas. I played 52 games for the Melbourne Mustangs Ice Hockey Club, which is part of the Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL). I continue to play for the Blackhawks Ice Hockey Club where he has played over 400 games and currently holds a leadership role in the senior team.