James de Leijer

James is a 10-year experienced physiotherapist who has been awarded the Post-Graduate Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne (2014). This specialised postgraduate training in back and neck pain signifies a high-level of experience, learning, and thinking in this sports-related branch of physiotherapy.

James is Head Physiotherapist for the Carlton Football Club’s associate VFL side, the Northern Blues FC. Prior to this, James was one of the Melbourne Storm physios, in 2015 he was head physiotherapist for the under 20s, and in 2016 with the NRL senior squad. He has a strong passion for professional sports performance as team physiotherapist for Lyngby Soccer Team in the Danish First Division in 2012/13 season, and Old Melbournians Football Club in 1st Division VAFA  from 2005-2012.

As a Physiotherapist, James has strengths in Spinal Physiotherapy, utilises hands on manual therapy, and understands the importance of retraining core strength. He has a special interest in knee, foot and ankle injuries, and improving running and movement biomechanics to address the causative factors of pain.”

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