Specialist Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
- B.AppSc (Physio) M (Sports Physio)
- Australian Sports Physiotherapist with 17 years’ experience
- Specialises in hip, knee and ankle injuries
- Elite sailing experience with Artemis Racing in 34th Americas Cup and the Australian Olympic Team at 2008 Beijing Olympics
Eric Clarke is an Australian trained Sports Physiotherapist with 17 years’ experience. He completed his undergraduate physiotherapy training at the University of Sydney in 1999 and attained a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy from La Trobe University in 2006. His special interest area is lower limb injuries to the hip, knee and ankle, including post-operative rehabilitation.
Eric is a titled APA Sports Physiotherapist, an Australian accreditation which recognises his high level of sports specific experience and expertise. He has been accredited with the equivalent award here in the UK: Gold level Member of the ACPSM.
Eric has a wealth of experience with elite sport at international levels. He has worked with elite Australian, British and multinational athletes across a variety of sports including sailing, premiership rugby, triathlon, basketball, athletics, rowing, cycling, boxing and martial arts.
In recent years, Eric has built extensive experience working with elite sailing teams. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics he was part of the Australian Olympic Sailing team, helping their sailors as they won 2 gold medals and one silver. In 2011 and 2012, Eric was the physiotherapist for Artemis Racing, the Swedish entrant in the 34th Americas Cup, working with them as they trained in Valencia and at various regattas around the globe before the team relocated to San Francisco.
He practices with an evidence based approach; using hands-on techniques (including mobilisation and manipulation, massage and acupuncture when appropriate) and exercise prescription. His diagnostic skills and understanding of biomechanics and the way the body works as a whole underlines a philosophy of addressing the cause a priority.
Eric lives in Hertfordshire with his English wife and their 2 young children. When not busy with work and family, he likes to cycle and swim. Old rugby injuries prevent him from running these days, but he has proudly completed 3 marathons in the past with a PB of 3hrs 17mins.