Prevention, Treatment, Performance

Justin is the director and principal physiotherapist of Back to Your Feet Physiotherapy Ltd. He has 20 years sports physiotherapy experience, is the Lead Physiotherapist for Western Springs AFC. He is the National Executive & Education Committee of Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand,and on the executive of the Auckland Branch of Sports Medicine New Zealand.

Justin ensures he is up to date on current research in musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation, which means that you can be confident you are receiving the most effective, evidence-based treatment.

Career
Justin has worked as a physiotherapist with local, national, and international sports teams and athletes from the academy to masters level including:

New Zealand Football Ferns at the FIFA Womens World Cup in Canada 2015 and 2016 Rio Olympics,

Auckland City FC at the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco and 2015 in Japan.

New Zealand Football MU23 Football Team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

New Zealand Football MU20 team at the FIFA MU20 World Cup in Colombia 2011 and Poland 2019.

New Zealand Football MU17 men's team at the FIFA MU17 World Cup in Brazil 2019.

New Zealand Football’s Elite Referee Group.

Waitakere United in the ASB League and the O'league,

The Aotearoa (New Zealand) Roller Derby Team, Auckland Roller Derby League, Pirate City Rollers,

Local teams: WSAFC, Mt Albert Ponsonby AFC, Three Kings Utd, North Shore FC, Metro FC, Bay Olympic AFC.

Professional Achievements
Justin is on the Education Committee of Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand. He is the Course Co-ordinator and a presenter on the SEPNZ Level 2 Course: The Sporting Lower Limb.  Has provided guest lectures to Unitec, Massey University, and the Chiropractic College and has presented on behalf of Sports Medicine New Zealand to physio students on sideline injuries, injury prevention, and strapping. He currently teaches the First Aid In Rugby (FAIR) Course for the IRB in New Zealand. He is also an accredited FIT4Football FIFA 11+ presenter and has completed the FIFA Football Medicine Diploma.

Therapist Qualifications

  Masters in Health Science (Hons)

  Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

 Post Graduate Certificate in Western Acupuncture

  FIFA Football Medicine Diploma

 Current First Aid Certificate

Publications

Hing, W., Lopes, J., Hume, P.A., Reid, D. (2011). Comparison of multimodal physiotherapy and “R.I.C.E.” self-treatment for early management of ankle sprains NZJP, 39(1) p.13-19

Fulcher, M., Lopes, J., Chong, J. (2015). How I treat: Posterior impingement NZ Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(1) p. 29-31