Founded in 2015, Physio Friend is headed by Director Zhi, who is committed to providing only the best level of care to his patients.
At Physio Friend, your health is our concern, and getting you better is our goal. We understand that each person is different, so we provide customised treatments after thoroughly assessing your condition. From lifestyle management to hands-on therapy, our highly skilled physiotherapists are able to provide the best quality service to help you recover. In addition to in-house therapy, we also work closely with other healthcare practitioners to provide the best level of care and treatment to get you back to health.
Our head physiotherapist, Zhi, is a graduate from the University of South Australia’s Masters of Physiotherapy (GE) program. Prior to this, Zhi completed his Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biomedical Science, from the University of Queensland, as well as a Diploma in Biotechnology from Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore).
Throughout his career and studies, Zhi gained valuable experience working with a wide variety of clients. Zhi’s clientele range from the less active senior citizens and desk bound office workers, to the more active developing adolescents, schooling teens, professional/recreational athletes, military and law enforcement personnel.
Being an avid sports enthusiast from a young age, as well as having served as an officer in the Singapore Armed Forces, Zhi developed a strong interest in the study of injuries relating to the neck, shoulders, back and knees.
During his free time, Zhi enjoys volunteering as a physiotherapist in various events such as the City to Bay Run, Santos Tour Down Under and Mercer Super Cycle.
In addition to his physiotherapy involvements, Zhi is also a Pool (Billiards) fanatic. He trains multiple days a week and devotes a large portion of his time in supporting the local and international pool community.
Nicky is a graduate from the University of South Australia’s Bachelor of Physiotherapy Program. Nicky has achieved several years of experience as a trainer for various local and state clubs of different sporting disciplines such as Goodwood Saints Football Club, Sturt Football Club, Adelaide University Rugby Club and Touch Club. Nicky is now the physiotherapist for Adelaide University Touch Club. In addition, Nicky loves to volunteer for various exciting events such as the City to Bay, the Mercer Super Cycle and Schools Touch Competition.
Nicky has worked with a variety of clients from children to seniors, amputees, desk workers to high level athletes. Nicky is highly passionate in working closely with people to achieve their goals through injury prevention, management and return to the activities you love.
Nicky has a particular interest in strength and conditioning sports (bodybuilding, powerlifting, weightlifting, crossfit) as he is an Olympic Weightlifting athlete himself. Nicky has competed in several local and state competitions and is aiming for the national stage this year, through affiliations with the South Australia Weightlifting Association. Nicky is an active member and Physiotherapist at the Athletic Compound, training with the weightlifting team as well as helping the athletes stay healthy and injury free. With the rest of his time, Nicky loves to eat, travel and spend time with family and friends.