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Colin established the Golden City Physiotherapy Clinic in 1981 and has been a principal of the practice since that time.

Colin took leave from the practice in 1987, gaining his post graduate qualifications in Manipulative/Musculoskeletal Therapy.

Colin has had extensive experience working with a number of sporting teams including 13 years as physio to the Golden Square Football Club and four years with the Bendigo Diggers Football Club.

He is currently the physio for the Bendigo Pioneers Football Club in the under 18 TAC Cup Competition.

Along with Paul and Brad he has provided physio to the Bendigo Braves and Bendigo Lady Braves Basketball Club for the past 15 years.

Through the past 30+ years Colin has provided physiotherapy coverage for many other sporting teams including the Victorian Cricket Team, the Victorian Women’s Cricket Team, the World Orienteering Championships and the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2004 and was physiotherapist for the Australian Junior Women’s Volleyball Team travelling with the team to Thailand for the 2006 Asian Championships.

Apart from pursuing his own continuing education Colin has also been teaching Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy to undergraduate physiotherapy students at Latrobe University, Bendigo since 2008.

Colin has been a keen sportsperson playing football with Melbourne University, YCW Football Club and then 7 years with the Golden Square Football Club.

He has also enjoyed playing soccer, basketball and tennis in the past.

He now is a keen bushwalker.

His physiotherapy interests centre round musculoskeletal conditions particularly sporting injuries and spinal pain.

Colin is married and has four children.

Paul Bennett.

Paul has been a principal at Golden City Physiotherapy Clinic since 1985.

Prior to commencing at this clinic he spent 2 years working part-time while completing a post-graduate diploma in Sports Physiotherapy.

Paul has had a close association with sport and athletes through his entire physiotherapy career.

Paul has been a keen athlete competing in many Victorian and Australian Championships in distance running, both cross-country and on the athletics track.

He continues to compete in local and statewide competitions in open and veteran events.

Paul has provided physiotherapy to many athletic and sporting events and was physiotherapist to the Australian Cross-country team at the World Championships in Poland in 1987 and physiotherapist to the Australian Team at the World Ekiden (distance relay) Championships in Japan in 1995.

He also spent a season providing Physiotherapy to the Kangaroo Flat football club.

Paul has a particular interest in the prevention and treatment of sporting injuries.

Paul is married with three children.

Brad Murphy.

Brad has worked at the Golden City Physiotherapy Clinic since 2000 and has been a principal in the practice since 2004.

Prior to training as a physiotherapist Brad had worked as a masseur for 4 years.

Brad like all the physiotherapists at Golden City Physiotherapy Clinic has a keen interest in sports injury treatment and prevention.

Brad has previously been the physiotherapist for the Woodend Football club and currently, along with both Colin and Paul, physiotherapist for the Bendigo Braves and Bendigo Lady Braves basketball clubs.

Brad has been a footballer with Kyneton Football Club and later Heathcote Football Club and is now a keen archer competing (and winning) a number of Victorian and Australian Championships.

He has regularly competed in the USA since 2006.

Tom Dowd

Tom has worked at Golden City Physiotherapy Clinic since January 2011.

Tom graduated from LaTrobe University in 2009, and worked in Melbourne before joining Golden City Physiotherapy.

Tom is a keen footballer who relocated to Bendigo to take up the position of Assistant Senior Coach at the Strathfieldsaye Football Club, and he has represented Victoria at AFL National Championships on a number of occasions.

As well as assistant coaching at Strathfieldsaye he also provides physiotherapy advice for the club.

He also has a large working knowledge of common issues and what is required to succeed in soccer, basketball, swimming, netball and golf.

Tom's major fields of interest are in sporting injuries, particularly soft tissue rehab, and in physiotherapy for the older generations.

He is also trained in Neuromuscular Dry Needling and can offer this as a treatment to clients when necessary.

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    Bendigo VIC 3550
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