MEET THE TEAM

At Concord Sports Medicine we are proud of the team of clinicians, who together have over 50 years of experience in the field and are able to use this experience to help you get fit and stay strong

Luke Rigney
Senior Physiotherapist

Luke has been a Sports Physiotherapist for over 20 years. He has presented at various sports medicine conferences and has had articles published in various medical journals. Luke played over 100 games of 1st Grade at West Harbour Rugby Union Club and has a deep passion for both rugby league and rugby union. He enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal disorders.

"Rigo" has experience working in a variety of different sports codes and all levels including:

  • Australian & NSW Rugby Union

  • Greater Sydney Rams (National Rugby Championship)

  • Touring Sri Lankan Cricket Team

  • FIFA Soccer World Stars & Ollyroo's

  • Perth Wildcats (National Basketball League)

He is currently one of the Team Physiotherapists at West Harbour Rugby Union in the Sydney Shute Shield Competition

Hugh Donaldson
Physiotherapist

Hugh graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2017. His passion for physiotherapy stems from his own sports background in swimming, water polo and rugby union. Hugh has a keen interest in injury rehabilitation and prevention.

Hugh has a wide scope of sports experience including:

  • Auckland Blues Touring Side

  • NSW Football

  • City to Surf

He is currently one of the Team Physiotherapists at West Harbour Rugby Union in the Sydney Shute Shield Competition.

Nirmalan Thanabalasingam
Senior Physiotherapist

Nirmalan graduated with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2009. His sports of interest are cricket and rugby union and still plays cricket for the University of NSW in the Sydney Grade Cricket Competition. He has a keen interest in treating sports injuries and exercise based rehabilitation. 

"Nirm" has worked at the highest levels of elite sport including:

  • Sri Lankan Cricket Team

  • Cricket NSW

  • Rangpur Riders (Bangladesh Premier League)

  • Montreal Tigers (Global T20 - Canada)

  • Sydney Thunder

  • NSW Waratahs

  • Greater Sydney Rams (National Rugby Championship)

He is currently the Head of Medical at West Harbour Rugby Union in the Shute Shield Competition and continues to work as a contractor for Cricket NSW and various T20 Cricket franchises on the global T20 cricket circuit.

James Lau
Physiotherapist

James completed his Masters of Physiotherapy degree in 2013 at University of Sydney. He previously trained in Toronto receiving a Bachelor & Honours in Science specialising in Neuroscience and Health Studies. He has a passion for sports physiotherapy and as such has done extra studies in functional movement screening.

James' sports experience includes: 

  • West Harbour Pirates

  • Hakoah Football Club

He currently does some Saturday coverage for the Sydney Grammar School

Margaret Michaels
Massage Therapist

Margaret has been a remedial sports massage therapist since 2001. She specialises in treating chronic pain and providing therapeutic massage for general health and wellness.

 

"Margie" has worked extensively in professional sport for:

  • Wallabies

  • Australian Rugby 7's (male and female squads)

  • State of Origin

  • South Sydney Rabbitohs

  • Melbourne Storm

  • Sydney Roosters

  • NSW Waratahs

She is currently the massage therapist for West Harbour Rugby Union in the Sydney Shute Shield Competition

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