Staff spotlight: Av Kumar - EBR Physio Bentleigh East
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Whether he’s working with his high performance sporting team or his regular patients Av is dedicated to providing treatment that helps everyone achieve their personalised goals. Av tailors programs to maximise their health, comfort and abilities.

Av has extensive experience working in various sports including professional basketball for over 7 years, cricket for 10 years and over 450 Australian football games.

What are your career highlights?
“It’s difficult to pick just one. There are a few things that stand out, being a part of the high performance team with Melbourne United during their 2017-18 championship year, being a physiotherapist for an Cricket Australia A v Sri Lanka game and helping to setup and grow the physiotherapy department at South East Melbourne Phoenix (NBL) for the last 4 years. “

Av is also the Head Physiotherapist at Old Haileybury Amateur Football Club in the VAFA.  Previously he has also worked as a Research Officer at Latrobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre studying the long term effects of ACL reconstruction injuries.

Why Physio?
“I am passionate about encouraging people and watching their progress, whether it be rehabilitation from an injury or mastering their sport.”  

Fun fact:  During COVID Av became a self professed coffee barista with his Sunbeam coffee machine and had the 2018 AFL grand final on repeat. He now enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife and two young kids, Lily and Charlie.