Who made this site possible?


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.Physio Exercise Performance 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

    Motto: Participate!

    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

  • Jorge Rodriguez

    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

  • Kylie Takarangi

    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

  • Josh Stopper

    Key positions: Freelance web designer

  • Chris Calabrese

    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