Ian Colaco

Ian has a passion for helping you achieve your optimal function.

Using the latest scientific research, Ian will create safe, effective and challenging solutions for your problem area.

With a focus on using activity and strength training to restore function, Ian combines his exercise and activity programs with his extensive hands on skills in Sports Physiotherapy.

He carefully creates treatments which help you recover from your injury or condition and to enhance your performance in your chosen activity

Whether it is simple everyday activity or elite function, Ian understands that you are at your best as a person when you are functioning well. His aim is to optimise your function. Ian treats all conditions using his experience of over 25 years along with current research knowledge base

Graduating in 1991 from the University of Sydney, Ian has worked in a variety of clinical settings from the recreational to elite international sporting environments including:

  • Touch football at the National Touch League
  • Athletics
  • Rugby having worked with elite rugby players for many years
  • International Judo Tournaments
  • Ultra-Marathons
  • Football (soccer)
  • NRL (rugby league)
  • Waterpolo (international athletes)
  • Australian Men’s Volleyball Team touring internationally to Olympic qualification tournaments
  • Sydney Olympic Games for Women’s and Men’s Beach Volleyball, Judo and Track Cycling

Ian completed Post Graduate studies in Hand and Upper Limb conditions giving him a strong understanding and experience in the treatment of shoulder pain, rotator cuff and frozen shoulder. In addition, Ian is accomplished in the treatment of hand, wrist and finger injury including splinting and casting.

He has published in the prestigious Spine Journal on Back exercise and is a strong advocate of exercise in the treatment of injury and pain.

Ian was awarded the APA Sports Physiotherapy Title in 2012 gaining recognition in the profession as a Sports Physiotherapist.

He has developed a keen interest in tendon injury (aka tendinitis) and has worked with Sports Physicians, Orthopaedic Surgeons and Rheumatologists devising programs for ACL reconstructions, Ankle rehabilitation and in more recent times for Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis.

Ian Colaco, physiotherapist