Av Kumar Physiotherapist & Exercise Scientist DPT, BAppSc, BMgmt
Av provides physiotherapy treatment for muscular, joint and sporting injuries as well as liaising with our specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist regarding complex clinical case management.
He holds a Doctorate of Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Human Movement/Management from the University of Ballarat.
Av has experience working with amateur and elite cricketers as Club Physiotherapist with Footscray Edgewater Cricket Club. He has also worked with Cricket Victoria in roles as Team Physiotherapist in the Futures League with Victoria, tour matches against the West Indies in 2015 and with the U17 Victorian Metro Team at the 2016 National Championships in Brisbane.
He recently joined the medical team at Melbourne United, which plays in the National Basketball League. Av is also involved with the Australian Physiotherapy Association Emergency Department Victorian Committee.
Av's caseload includes paediatrics, post-surgery rehabilitation, neurological and general musculoskeletal presentations. He uses a range of treatment techniques including dry needling, exercise prescription, clinical Pilates, soft tissue therapy and sports taping.
He is passionate about communicating effectively with patients, reaching their specific goals and preventing injury occurrence. He regularly attends state and national conferences to keep up-to-date with current research and rehabilitation interventions.
On the weekend Av is actively involved with his local community in a mentoring role for underprivileged children. He also enjoys regular resistance training and running.