Collins Place Physio Director Pete Hunt travelled the world as a sports physiotherapist before settling down in our Melbourne CBD clinic. Here he chats posture, patience and his latest Netflix binge.
Why did you get into Physiotherapy?
I’d always been interested in health and sport and believed Physiotherapy gave me a great opportunity to combine both.
What’s your area of specialty?
Diagnosis and treatment of Musculoskeletal injury is the area that I am most passionate about.
Why do you love Physiotherapy as a profession?
It’s afforded me a great lifestyle, both working in clinics and traveling with sporting teams.
What’s the one piece of advice you’d most like your patients to listen to?
Do your exercises and understand that sometimes the human body takes time to heal.
And the most vital thing office workers can do for their musculoskeletal health?
Being a CBD-based clinic we see a great deal of postural syndromes caused by prolonged computer use, typically at poorly designed or fitted workstations. Alternating sitting and standing is crucial, hence why we stock sit-stand desks. I’ve always said that even a person with the best sitting posture will fatigue after a certain time.
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve done in your job?
I was team Physiotherapist for the Australian judo team. I was lucky enough to work with some amazing athletes and travel the world on training camps. Attending the Judo World Championships in Rio was a definite highlight!
What do you do in your spare time?
I spend as much time as I can with my gorgeous daughter Jazz, and try to experience all this amazing city has to offer. We’re very lucky to work where we do with the incredible array of restaurants, cafes and bars at our doorstep.
What’s the last book you read?
On the back of watching Narcos on Netflix, I’ve been reading Escobar.
Any favourite apps?
PhysiApp which is a fantastic exercise prescription app we utilise for our patients. And I wouldn’t be a Melbourne boy if I didn’t have a look at the AFL Live app each week!
Book your next appointment with Pete here.