After working for 35 years within the Sports Medicine world Denny can lay title to being one of the most senior and experienced Sports Medicine Physiotherapists in the country. He doesn't think that age is a barrier within the industry and believes as long as a person still has a love for what they do and remains relevant with continuing education there is an important role for them to play. While continuing to be a hands on clinician Denny feels he also has a lot to offer in a mentoring role.
Graduating from Sydney University in 1981 with a bachelor degree in Applied Science majoring in Physiotherapy, Denny assumed the role of Physiotherapist to the South Sydney rugby league team. Moving to the Central Coast the following year Denny became one of the founders of Hills Street Sports Medicine Centre in Gosford.
Denny's secret to longevity in anything in life is to be enthusiastic and have passion for what you do. He believes having a strong work ethic and a true compassion for human beings is the only way that a Physiotherapist can exist in the current competitive world in which we live.
For Denny, getting his hands dirty on the factory floor is what it's all about and to this day you can still find him taking late appointments and working on weekends.
Denny boasts a long and illustrious history of working with both national and state level athletes and has officiated at many high level sporting events. The most memorable was becoming a dual Olympian, after being selected on the Australian Medical team in both Sydney and Athens.
Denny stated that he would not trade a single moment of his past history with high profile events and athletes, but it is without hesitation that he states the work he has done on a local level has been the most fruitful and fulfilling.
In July 2015 Denny graduated from the inaugural KMI Structural Integration course and actively uses myofascial releasing as part of his treatment for certain clients. Please see our article on Myofascial Therapy for more information.
Improve your move video, from the Australian Physiotherapy Association: