David O’Brian

Exercise Physiologist



  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science) University of Sydney
  • Master of Applied Science (Clinical Exercise and Sport Science)
  • Master of Applied Science (Research) University of Sydney
  • Masters of Physiotherapy University of Sydney

Professional Accreditations and Memberships

  • APA
  • ESSA


Dave became an exercise physiologist in 2008. While working in the area of spinal cord rehabilitation and as a work-related injury management consultant, he completed further studies in clinical exercise physiology. To further his knowledge in rehabilitation, he completed a degree in physiothearpy and in 2014 completed a higher research degree in spinal injuries.

Dave has experience teaching at a tertiary level holding positions at both The University of Sydney and Australian College of Physical Education. Because of this, he is a very effective educator when it comes to patients’ problems and he ensures that patients fully understand their condition.

Since qualifying as a physiotherapist, Dave has worked in several of NSW’s major hospitals, where he has treated fractures, post-operative patients as well as musculoskeletal pain and injuries. He has also worked in private practice as a physiotherapist, where he has treated sports injuries, spinal pain, joint conditions and acute sprains and strains and other sporting injuries.

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Getting to know Dave

Dave loves to scuba dive, surf and travel the world to pursue these hobbies. In his spare time, you’ll find him training in gymnastics, attempting to play guitar and rehabilitating some of his own sport-related injuries. Dave has a real passion for helping people not just with their current injuries but also with their overall health and well-being.