Hamish Ashton

“Physiotherapy is not just a profession; for me it is a lifestyle.”

I am not just a physio for 8 hours a day; I am a physio 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Although many hours are spent in clinic treating those who need it, many hours are also spent continuing to grow my knowledge and working on ways to improve the profession as a whole. At the end of the day it is important to stay up to date and fully educated as ultimately this improves the service quality and outcome I provide for all. 

Being a physiotherapist is a rewarding profession, where you feel a real buzz when you are able to help someone improve and get better. It doesn’t matter if it’s someone being able to stand out of a chair, or someone winning a gold medal, if I can assist in them working towards and achieving it then it is very rewarding. My physio sessions are individualised to each client’s needs and heath conditions. It is important to ensure that we are assessing and diagnosing the issues and needs so that we are then able to set goals that can be maintained by the individual.

My true passion is sports physiotherapy and I have had the pleasure of working with a number of National teams, along with traveling with teams internationally. Working in this environment reinforces the need for everyone to work together for successful outcomes. When you have a group of people willing to put in the hard work that’s when positive things can happen. Working with the Team here at Vector Health is one of those rewarding environments, and I hope you feel as welcome as I do when you visit the clinic.

Youth athletes that have a desire to put in the effort I find are great to work with as they have so much potential and results can be outstanding. Having been a physiotherapist for 30 years I truly believe that there is nothing better than helping reduce pain and increase mobility to improve my client’s quality of life now and in the future.

Hamish Ashton – Physiotherapist