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Dave Kimber

Dave Kimber

Physiotherapist

A Bit About Dave

Dave is a husband to beautiful wife Jess, and father to baby daughter Hazel and Ruby the Kelpie. The three girls are always running amuck and keeping him on his toes.

 

Sports and Hobbies

The Great Outdoors
Dave loves all things fishing, camping and the outdoors. With the modern busy lifestyle we lead, most fishing trips are a local affair, usually in Dave’s small boat in the rivers or lake. When time and weather permit, Dave loves a back-to-basics adventure and has been known to disappear to the hills solo for days at a time exploring our beautiful outdoors.

Dave’s Craft
Dave loves working with his hands and he is bloody good at it! If Dave’s not working, he’s fishing, or thinking about fishing, or handcrafting timber fishing lures. Dave’s lifelong passion for fishing has more recently extended to building fishing lures for his own use and for sale, providing an even deeper connection to the process of lure fishing. He has been known to craft tables, bowls and now toys for Hazel.

Dave’s Past Sporting Achievements
Dave was a 100-200m sprinter and hurdler as a teenager, as well as being fairly handy with the jumping events too. In his 20’s, Dave explored the world of cycling, and triathlon, ultimately competing in several cycling road races, 5x 70.3 triathlons, and an Ironman triathlon in Busselton, W.A. Eventually this became a pursuit of trails, pushing himself to complete several trail running events, including the charity run/walk of 100km Oxfam event with colleague and mate Tom Russel.
These days Dave’s fitness exploits are tailored to preparing for the next hike/kayak adventure, and staying healthy for his family.

 

Physio

Career
Dave graduated from Newcastle University in 2012. From there he worked in the hospital system for 18 months, followed by 3 years in private practice before starting at Next Gen when the doors opened in 2015. Dave enjoys the variety of issues that present to Next Gen Physio, rather than narrowly focusing on a particular region of the body. Dave loves treating athletes and non-athletes alike, particularly if someone is passionate about their hobby or sport.

Dave’s approach to physiotherapy means that the whole body will be considered in the activities you do, and the way you move. Dave is a good listener, thorough with assessment, and consequently gets to the root of your issue/s, not simply ’fixing” the symptomatic area. Dave enjoys looking at the big picture of what is important to the patient, and solutions to get the client better/back to comfort & doing what they love.

Assessment with Dave will usually include a combination of tools such as Selective Functional Movement Assessment to screen how your body moves. Dave also uses our Axit System from Strength by Numbers, a system that allows our Physiotherapists to test overall strength in movements, compare your symmetry of strength, and see how strength matches up with the expected ‘normative data’.

Imaging
As with all Physio’s at Next Gen Physio, Dave can refer you for most scans such as Xray, Ultrasound, MRI, though sometimes this is best done through a specialist for expert interpretation.

Holistic
While we aren’t experts in mental health, Dave will make sure you are heard, and help give you realistic expectations and motivation to keep striving to get better.

Manual Therapy
Dave is skilled and experienced with dry needling, having completed all three of the GEMT dry needling courses and many clinical years of using the same. While Dave acknowledges that dry needling is a short-term symptom management strategy, needling is also an efficient way to confirm diagnosis, and also provide much needed relief before getting down to the long-term solutions. Dave is able to use strapping tape, prescribe & fit braces.

Jasmina Zalovski
Jasmina Zalovski
2023-10-14
Unpleasant staff member, made me sound like a horrible person.
Jack Young
Jack Young
2023-09-06
Absolutely incredible physio. The whole team are super friendly and highly experienced. My first appointment was with Michael who greeted me with a warm welcome and was incredibly helpful. Can’t recommend this physio enough to anyone looking for an appointment.
Marcelo Villanueva
Marcelo Villanueva
2023-07-21
These guys are so lovely, but also really professional and the level of expertise is amazing. Wouldn’t go anywhere else 🙂
Amber Moncrieff
Amber Moncrieff
2023-05-31
Tom Russell has been a go to physio both personally and for our patients for a decade. We love his open and honest advice and his expertise in managing injuries and recovery. The whole team is so friendly and our patients always have great feedback after visiting them. Tom and his practice manager, Gabby visited us in our clinic today to help our team better understand the services he is providing to our patients and what really works to get them feeling great as quickly as possible after surgery. Much appreciated!
Robin A
Robin A
2023-04-21
Excellent service. Gabby was super helpful while arranging my first appointment. Tom is a great physio who's knowledgeable, friendly and experienced. Would definitely recommend Next-Gen Physio. Thanks team!
W -
W -
2023-03-11
I met Tom and Gabby during my first appointment here, both were fantastic! Tom has a great manner and had no trouble getting to the bottom of my injury. I'm a big fan of the app they use because it overcomes the problem of forgetting exercises or how to do them properly
Dominic May
Dominic May
2023-02-15
I’ve been visiting Next-Gen Physio for a few years now. I’ve always found the team to be knowledgeable and genuinely caring no matter which physiotherapist or therapist you visit.
Amelia Cox
Amelia Cox
2023-01-17
Without a doubt the best physio I’ve ever seen! Super friendly, professional and reliable. I would recommend any of the team here! So much more than just a physio practice!
Rod Griffiths
Rod Griffiths
2023-01-17
Excellent Physio! Helped with my post surgery recovery. Tom and Dave are very professional and friendly with their treatment. Highly recommend 👍
Austin Stamp
Austin Stamp
2023-01-17
After suffering from back pain and muscle stiffness for a while due to a work related injury. I went in to see the guys at Next Gen and was referred to Adam for a remedial massage. After my first massage I immediately rebooked with him again, his knowledge about particular muscles and post massage exercises is great, and also how in-depth he goes with his massage definitely made me want to return again. I can’t recommend Next Gen Physio enough. Thanks guys!

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