Meet Our Team - Jack O'Brien

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Jack is the owner and managing director of Terrace Physio Plus. He graduated as a Physiotherapist from the University of Newcastle in 2012. He has his Certificate III and Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Training). He is also currently studying for his Master in Public Health at the University of Newcastle. Jack is a certified Functional Movement Specialist (FMS) and an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). Jack has experience working with the Newcastle Knights rugby league club as an intern physiotherapist. He has a keen interest in injury prevention and health promotion, and has particular expertise in shoulder rehabilitation.

What is your guilty pleasure? Coffee and cake, any time of the day. Or Tim Tams by the packet. Salted caramel tim tams. Hmmmm...

What is your favorite movie? I'm not a big movie lover, but I'd say American Sniper or Remember The Titans.

Name three people you would love to have dinner with? Richard Branson, Bill Gates, and my wife Christina

Why do you love physiotherapy? I love the fact that you get to help people do what they love to do - whether it be high level sports, the gardening, or their vocation. I love that I get to promote healthy living all day long, and help people move well and feel great!

What is your favorite book? Probably the book that has had the biggest impact on my life would be Half The Sky, by Nicholas Kristof (after The Bible).

What is your favorite place in the world? Anywhere with my family! But I have felt the most alive in the jungles of Uganda, or the beaches of Thailand.

What do you love most about Terrace Physio Plus? I love that its not just about a 'health service' - but creating a community space where people can move better, but enjoy people and feel valued and supported in whatever it is they do. It's a place that values its team, is a brilliant place to come to 'work' everyday (although it doesn't feel like work!) and we get to help people and our community, all day long!

What is your favorite quote? "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for others in faith, speech, love, conduct and purity." - The Apostle Paul.

What would people be surprised to know about you? In my spare time, I oversee the Red Frog Crew operations in Newcastle. We have teams supporting young people and uni students at crazy hours of the night at the uni campus and at Schoolies week being a helping hand, cleaning up vomit, helping people get the support they need and generally being a good friend, all while handing out tasty red candy! Check it out at www.redfrogs.com.au !