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Braden Barber

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Braden Barber

Braden joined the Active Performance team on Groote Eylandt in mid 2020 after finishing a period of physiotherapy work in Nhulunbuy. In his time working as a physiotherapist in Arnhem Land, Braden gained experience in private practice, remote community clinic service as well as workplace ergonomics and NDIS services.

Braden completed his Physiotherapy degree in 2018 at Curtin University in Perth. Since then, Braden has developed his therapeutic knowledge, experience and skillset by completing numerous professional development courses including his Level 1 Sports Physiotherapy and Cervical and Lumbar spine rehabilitation.

Braden strongly believes in the adage “exercise is the best medicine” and he incorporates a strong exercise therapy focus into his rehabilitation management plans.

Braden has also worked closely with elite Underwater Hockey athletes within Australia, and last year toured with Singapore’s National Underwater Hockey team that participated in the South East Asian Games.

In addition to his sports physiotherapy qualifications, Braden is also accredited with Occupational Health certifications such as Onsite Drug and Alcohol tester compliant to Australian Standards and ErgoAnalyst risk assessment facilitator and software operator.

Outside of work hours Braden enjoys exploring the beautiful East Arnhem outdoors with a keen interest in fishing and camping. In his 20’s Braden had a successful amateur A grade career in AFL in WA and he is still a keen supporter of the West Coast Eagles. Braden currently plays in the Groote Eylandt AFT competition and coaches the Groote Eylandt women’s AFL team

Braden actively immerses himself in the Groote Eylandt lifestyle and has quickly made strong connections with several familys in the local communities

Qualification

Level 1 Sports Physiotherapy and Cervical and Lumbar spine rehabilitation