Colin Hancock

Tier 3 Associate Physiotherapist and myPhysioSA Spine Physiotherapist

Eastwood & The International Spine Centre

About Colin

Colin completed his undergraduate Bachelor degree in physiotherapy at the University of Otago in New Zealand in 1997. He has worked in Wellington, Christchurch and Taupo (New Zealand) in private practice musculoskeletal and orthopaedic rehabilitation. With a short year long stint of inpatient spinal rehabilitation and four years working in various locum outpatient musculoskeletal roles in the NHS in England.

Colin was the first physiotherapist to complete the certificate in sports physiotherapy endorsed by the Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand. Colin has been heavily involved in sideline sports injury management over his career, mainly following rugby union teams in New Zealand, with some experience with soccer, cricket and rugby league. He had seven years as team physiotherapist for the King Country RAMS Heartland rugby team. Following this role Colin moved on to the inaugural Health Navigation Officer role for King Country rugby, managing the entire provincial Union injury list for three years.

Colin is currently completing his research-based Master in Philosophy at the Auckland University of Technology with a subject matter of return to play after concussion injury. He has a special interest in the management of sports related concussion. Colin has recently sold a two-clinic private practice he owned in New Zealand to move to Adelaide to follow his wife, who is working as an academic at the University of Adelaide.

Colin loves to work with people from all walks of life (young to elderly, high performance to novice athletes) using a combination of hands-on and exercise focused physiotherapy. He is continuing his sports teams work as Glunanga Football’s Senior team physio.

Areas of Interest

  • Working with musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and sports injuries
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Injury prevention
  • Enjoys trail running and mountain biking


  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Otago, 1997)
  • Candidate for Master of Philosophy (AUT, 2024)
  • Dry needling and acupuncture trained
  • Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy, endorsed by the Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand