Bradley Fernihough



Physiotherapist

  • Physiotherapist
  • 1998 Sydney University – BAppSc Physiotherapy
  • 2003 Curtin University – Masters of Sports Physiotherapy

With a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy, Brad Fernihough is an highly experienced Physiotherapist consulting at Physioworks Health Group Camberwell.

Brad has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of their unique musculoskeletal injuries with a focus on chronic over-training injury prevention with the use of Clinical Pilates, spinal manual therapy and functional rehabilitation.

Brad Fernihough brings a wealth of experience and expertise in Performance and Dance Medicine to Physioworks Camberwell. For over 10 years Brad Fernihough has been at the forefront of Performance Physiotherapy and Dance Physiotherapy with elite classical ballet and contemporary dancers, gymnasts, acrobats, musicians, cheerleaders and even clowns.

Read more about Sports Physiotherapy in Dance Medicine.

Brad Fernihough is currently the lead physiotherapist for Physioworks Camberwell to the Camberwell Magpie Cricket Club in Victorian Premier Cricket. With a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy and as an elite junior cricketer, Brad has an excellent understanding of the sport and the prevention, management & treatment of cricket related injuries.

After graduating from Sydney University, Brad entered private practice, and the elite sporting environment, as a club physiotherapist for Sydney United in the National Soccer League (NSL).

In 2000, Brad left for the UK working in a variety of musculoskeletal and hydrotherapy work places before joining the Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2002, where he worked closely with the dancers in injury prevention and rehabilitation.

In 2005, Brad “ran away and joined the circus”, becoming the Head Physiotherapist for Cirque Du Soleil’s touring shows ‘Saltimbanco’ and again in 2007 for ‘Kooza’. Brad’s time with Cirque was emphasised around “the show must go on” and he therefore spent intensive one-on-one time helping incredibly talented performers stay on stage for 10 shows a week, year round.

Publications

  • 2003 Curtin University – The functional anatomy of the iliopsoas muscle and its implications to hip and back injury in dancers
  • 2004 British Journal of Sports Medicine – An evaluation of differences in hip external rotation strength and range of motion between female dancers and non-dancers .