TIM MCGRATH

PhD. APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist & APA Research Physiotherapist


Tim is a Sports Physiotherapist with nearly 20 years professional practice & professional sport experience since graduating in 2002. Tim completed his PhD from the Research Institute of Sports & Exercise (UCRISE) at the University of Canberra on the topic of ACL rehabilitation and return to sport following knee injury in 2016. Tim’s clinical expertise focuses on lower limb rehabilitation, and he regularly conducts clinical consultancy to professional sporting teams within Australia and also overseas for complex cases following lower limb injury. He developed Pitch Ready (www.pitch-ready.com) which combines cutting-edge data science with clinical insights to optimize squad-based injury prevention strategies across organizations as well as return to sport decision-making following lower limb injury.

In the last 12months alone, Tim has provided clinical consultancy for over 28 professional teams within the following competitions:

  • National Basketball Association (NBA) – USA
  • Major League Rugby (MLR) – USA
  • Australian Football League (AFL & AFL-W) – AUS
  • National Rugby League (NRL) – AUS
  • Super Rugby & Super-W Rugby – AUS
  • A-League – AUS
  • World Rugby Sevens (Mens & Womens) – AUS
  • National Hockey League (NHL) – USA

From 2004 to 2019 Tim also worked in full time clinical appointments with professional sporting teams across multiple codes including:

  • St George-Illawarra Dragons NRL team (2017-2019)
  • Port Adelaide Football Club in the AFL (2015-2017)
  • Australian Men’s Rugby Sevens Team in the HSBC World Series (2013-2014)
  • Brumbies Super Rugby Team (2006-2011)
  • Sale Sharks Rugby Football Club United Kingdom (2006)
  • Canberra Raiders NRL team (2004-2006).

In addition to his undergraduate Physiotherapy degree and subsequent PhD, Tim has completed a post-graduate Master’s Degree in Sports Physiotherapy and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Extended-Scope Physiotherapy and a Graduate Certificate in Data Science. He has lectured extensively in sports physiotherapy courses for the Australian Physiotherapy Association as well as to other health professions and has authored publications in peer-reviewed journals (see here)

JAMES RAHME

BAPP SC (EX & SPSC) MPHYTY


James graduated from the University of Sydney in Exercise and Sports Science and Physiotherapy & has worked in NRL clubs since 2004. He has been the NRL head Physiotherapist for both the Canterbury- Bankstown Rugby League Club and the Manly-Warringah Rugby League Club.

James is the current Head of Medical services for AFL club the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

With his time working in professional sport, James has developed key relationships with recognized & renowned Sydney Sports Physicians, Orthopedic Specialists and Allied Health Professionals. This ensures a premium service in injury management and treatment for all injuries.

Outside of working as a Physiotherapist at the Giants and at our Coogee clinic, James enjoys spending time with his young family.