Glenn Colaco has extensive experience working with elite national teams in a variety of sports. Glenn has toured in Australia and overseas with local, state, national and international athletes and teams competing at major sporting events and competitions, including world championships and at Olympic Games.
Glenn Colaco is an expert in treating spinal, rib and pelvic conditions and has additional training in Muscle Energy Technique (MET), the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT), and Clinical Pilates based therapy and functional rehabilitation.
Glenn also provides Bradcliff Breathing Method® assessment, diagnosis and management of functional breathing pattern disorders.
From his extensive work with aquatic sports and throwing athletes, Glenn has developed a high level of expertise in shoulder problems.
Glenn’s special clinical interests are in the treatment of all sports injuries, especially complex shoulder and lower limb issues.
Glenn has a keen interest in biomechanics and its relationship to injuries, rehabilitation and return to sport and/or work. He also has extensive experience in orthopaedic rehabilitation and casting.
Glenn’s personal competitive experience and his professional work with top athletes from cycling, triathlon, cricket, track and field athletics, rugby league, and rugby union makes him an expert with all running and cycling related injuries especially overuse injuries of the lower limb and pelvis, injuries of the hip and groin, and tendon injuries or issues.
Glenn Colaco was the NSW President of the APA Sports Physiotherapy Group for many years, and has advised and lectured extensively to community based groups, sporting teams, state and national coaches, doctors, and other physiotherapists including post graduate sports physio students at Sydney University.
Glenn has been the official physiotherapist looking after athletes and teams from various sports including but not limited to: Swimming, Water Polo, Surf Life Saving, Rowing, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Australian Rules Football, Soccer, BMX, mountain biking, track and road cyclists, Cricket, Softball, Baseball, Gymnastics, Netball, Basketball, Athletics, Triathlon, Running clubs, Fun Runs through to Ultra marathons, Volleyball, Tennis, lawn bowls and golf.
Glenn continues to enjoy participating in anything aquatic especially bodysurfing, surf ski and paddle boarding.
1988 Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy (Cumberland College of Health Sciences)
1995 Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy (Cumberland College of Health Sciences)
APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist since 1999 NSW Institute of Sport Physiotherapist / Preferred Treatment Provider
APAM since 1988 – Member Australian Physiotherapy Association, APA Sports Physiotherapy Australia Group, APA Musculoskeletal Group, APA Cardiorespiratory Group
Founding Partner 1993 – 1999 – Menai District Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre, Illawong
Founding Partner 1995 – current – Sports Physiotherapy South, Caringbah