B. Physiotherapy / Post Grad Dip Physio / M. Sports Physio (completing) – APAM
Why did you become a physio?
I started to develop a passion for physiotherapy as an adolescent where I had the opportunity to witness my mother’s recovery following her cervical spine surgery. A couple of years later, when I was leaving high school, I tore my medial meniscus on the left knee (bucket handle tear), whilst practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and ended up in the operating theatre as a patient myself. On the Specialist advice no physiotherapy was required given that I was fit and young. So I had the chance to experience from a patient’s perspective the struggle to be left in the limbo regarding my own rehabilitation. These two experiences combined consolidated my desire to learn how to help people not only recover from injuries but also to achieve their best performance.
Bruno grew up in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a suburb as big as the Gold Coast itself with pristine beaches and mountain views. After graduating as a Physio he went on to work in some of the best private practices in the local area. As a highlight Bruno had the chance to work alongside Nilton Petrone, a well-respected Sports Physio who looked after the soccer player Ronaldo Phenomenon at the time. In 2008 Bruno decided to take up a new challenge and moved to Australia with his wife Kamila. Now as an Australian citizen, Bruno continues to pursuit his passion together with the Pogo Physio Team.
Random Q: What is your favourite movie? The Pursuit of Happiness.
Weekly sweat: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Surfing, Gym weights
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