Darren hickey

Senior Physiotherapist

B.Sc. (Physiotherapy)
Masters (Sports Physiotherapy)

Darren is a highly skilled physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Limerick, Ireland. He completed a Master’s Degree in Sports Physiotherapy at Curtin University in 2016. The focus of the program is advanced assessment, diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of sporting injuries. This culminated in Darren's group dissertation being published (here) and receiving editor's choice in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, one of the most renowned sports medical journals worldwide.

Darren has a rich background in sports physiotherapy. Having worked the 2017 season with the Old Aquinian Reds Premier league Women's team, Darren is the senior physio for Cottesloe rugby club for the 2018 season and later this year will travel with the Australian Hockey Masters Men's 50's team to the World cup in Barcelona.

Darren is a qualified and experienced Pilates instructor with which allows him to tailor progressive exercise therapy specific to people of all levels and ages. He firmly believes that the key to success is to get moving early and that improving the resilience of the body is essential to withstanding the demands required of sports and everyday activities.

Darren has completed extensive training in manual therapy and dry needling. These techniques are effective in providing substantial short-term relief for patients with acute and/or severe pain.  He offers expertise in prognosis, treatment options and outcome probabilities and aims to work collaboratively with the patient to help them achieve their goals.