Steve Stringer, physiotherapist, bike set-up specialist and director of Nspire Physio, graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2010 from James Cook University and more recently expanded his learning by completing a Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy at Latrobe University.
During his formative years Steve enjoyed playing sports at a high level with his main passion being rugby league. It was this passion that led him to be involved with Gold Coast and Melbourne Premier division rugby teams throughout his career. This strengthened his knowledge in assessing and treating acute sporting injuries.
During the early part of his physiotherapy career his interests shifted, developing a passion for triathlons. Wanting to understand endurance sports better and how to best treat endurance sport related injuries, Steve furthered his training by attending seminars and courses throughout Australia. He completed the Science of Cycling course, which involved assessing and managing cycling injuries and effectively performing personalised bike setups. He has also attended multiple running seminars and courses gaining a strong knowledge in assessing and treating runners, developing and implementing strength programs specific for runners, understanding running biomechanics and how they influence running related injuries, and understanding running load management strategies. Steve was able to further hone these skills while working with swimmers, and track and field athletes at a state level with Victorian athletes, and international level athletes competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held on the Gold Coast.
When Steve isn’t working or studying he likes to keep himself active, recently joining the team at Davey Black Triathlon. His triathlon highlight to date was completing the Cairns Ironman in 2014, in what turned out to be a rained soaked day. Steve is working towards another Ironman in the future whilst also aiming to compete in an ultra running event.