Kieran Spillane


Kieran Spillane has completed his Bachelor of Exercise Science as well as a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Kieran is a current the Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sports Physiotherapy Association, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association & Sports Medicine Australia.

Palm Beach Physio | Currumbin Physio | Elanora Physio | Tugun Physio | Coolangatta Physio

A brief intro from Kieran Spillane:

“I really don’t like doing planks! They are uncomfortable, difficult to do and more importantly most of my clients find them boring. This aversion to the torturous exercise more than likely stems from having to do them as a 13 year old teenager, following an unfortunate accident where I fractured my back.

The rehab, which included planks and subtle spinal stability exercise, was tedious and difficult to adhere to as a teenager. Especially given that all I wanted to do was to get moving sooner and back onto that dreaded bike which caused the accident in the first place.

Fast forward seven years… I find myself planking in the university physio lab, reliving my spinal rehab all over again. The thought that popped into my head, as the ‘burn’ was starting to creep through my body, was ‘surely science had thought of a better way to strengthen backs’.

So you can imagine my excitement! When my mentor, Victor Popov, finally taught me the ‘better way’ upon graduating.

Finding this new and up-to-date approach revolutionised my physio practise and how I built my clients back up from pain and injury. With my new found knowledge I soon moved from graduate positions in local private practise into a consultancy role with the Neurophysics Institute of Performance, and then stepping up into a senior position with a performance medical centre on the Gold Coast. Through these roles I was exposed to elite athlete care teams looking after athletes such as Alex Mckinnon, Robbie Mcewen, Mark Mathews and the list goes on.

All of this was great experience, but what really gave me an adrenalin rush was when I would find the key to unlocking my clients from pain and injury. It drove my curiosity further into pain medicine and lead me to enrol into a post-graduate Masters in Sport and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, one year after founding Gold Coast Sports Physio.

OK, so that’s enough shop talk. I do have a life. I’m lucky to live with my beautiful wife on the Gold Coast, where it is more comfortable outside than in, and I spend my spare time walking the dog on the beach and sipping coffee in a GC cafe. I love Rugby (Union that is) and sport as a whole, I pretend to be a Masterchef when I get time and I love cheap Tuesday Tacos. Above all, My family is most important to me.”

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