This TREK project was made possible by support of La Trobe University’s Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, along with a successful funding application to the Pat Cosh Trust Grant Funding Scheme, administered by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Additionally, this site is the result of extensive work by a number of people with various interests and expertise, outlined below.
If you would like to help this not for profit initiative further with manpower, resources and/or additional funding, please contact us.
Dr Christian Barton
Founder of TREK group and passionate about knowledge translation to healthcare professionals and patients
Key positions: Clinical Director and Physiotherapist at Complete Sports Care and Post-Doctoral Researcher at La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre
Motto: ‘get visible or vanish’
Social media: @DrChrisBarton
Dr Ben Dascombe
Key positions: Post-Doctoral Researcher at La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre
Social media: @BDascombe
Professor Nick Taylor
Key positions: Professor of Allied Health, a joint position between La Trobe University and Eastern Health. He leads the Allied Health Clinical Research Office at Eastern Health
Social media: @ntaylor85452001
Professor Nora Shields
Key positions: Professor of Clinical and Community Practice, La Trobe University and Northern Health
Social media: @DrNoraShields
Dr Sinead Holden
Exercise Scientist, with a special focus on youth musculoskeletal health and physical activity
Key positions: Post-doctoral research fellow, Research Unit for General Practice in Aalborg, Aalborg University and Research Coordinator of the OptiYouth Research Group
Motto: ‘Get them while they’re young!’
Social media: @Sinead_Holden
Danilo Oliveira Silva
Physiotherapist, very keen in translating research evidence into clinical practice.
Key positions: Post-doctoral Research Fellow at La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, La Trobe University.
Motto: ‘Who is not seen is not remembered’
Social media: @DrDanilo_Silva
Key positions: Physiotherapist MHCPC, MCSP. Expert in Social media and Digital Marketing
Freelance creator of infographics and animation videos to facilitate knowledge translation. Physiotherapist
Social media: @fisioterapianet
Keen cross-fitter and runner. Passionate about bridging the gap between healthcare professionals.
Key positions: Clinical, APA Tittled Sports Physiotherapist at South Yarra Spine & Sports Medicine and Research Assistant @ La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre on the TREK group.
Social media: @kylietakarangi
Key positions: Freelance web designer
Passionate about improving the confidence and readiness in new graduate physiotherapists for private practice physiotherapy.
Key positions: Physiotherapist and Research Assistant
Social media: @ChrisCala_PT
Anthony James Goff
Physiotherapist with particular interest in creative methods to optimize knowledge translation and to enhance/encourage lifelong learning.
Key positions: Lecturer at Singapore Institute of Technology and TREK Social Media Admin
Motto: Learn, unlearn and re-learn
Social media: @anthonyjgoff