Deane Stephens – Senior Physiotherapist
Bachelor Applied Science – Physiotherapy ( Adelaide 1985)
Deane is the founding practice partner with Louise Mason. He has over 35 years’ experience in sports, musculoskeletal, occupational, and general physiotherapy.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy from the South Australian Institute of Technology in 1985, Deane has an extensive experience in endurance sports, football and gymnastics.
He is a past national team member of Triathlon Australia, the Welsh Triathlon Team and a past South Australian State cycling champion. He also has a history as player, coach (Asian B licence) and physiotherapist in football (soccer), and has been an advisor to the SA High Performance Swim Squad, as well as an accredited provider for the South Australian Sports institute.
Deane worked with the Football Federation Australia from 2007 – 2021, and has filled the roles of strength and conditioning coach and physiotherapist for the Men’s U17 Joeys, Futsal, U23 Olyroos and the U20 Young Socceroos program. In 2018 he was awarded the AFC Bronze Award for services to the Asian Football Community. Deane was also awarded a Diploma in Football Medicine by FIFA in 2017.
Deane has been national team physiotherapist at 12 Asian Football Championships, 6 ASEAN Football Championships and 3 FIFA World Cups, and is the current consultant physiotherapist for Gymnastics South Australia, overseeing the high-performance Men’s and Women’s programs. In 2023 Deane was the national team physiotherapist for the Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team at the Doha and Baku World Cups.
Deane has a passion for the early recognition of dysfunction / injury / movement disorders and their relationship with load management. He enjoys keeping fit and healthy bodies moving without time away from sport or work.
In his spare time he enjoys keeping himself fit and healthy in both body and mind.
Deane has training and clinical interest in:
- → Prehab and rehabilitation of all sporting injuries
- → Pre and post operative rehabilitation for joint replacement, ACL and all other sporting and musculoskeletal injuries
- → Strength and conditioning programs, muscle testing
- → The Dean Watson management of headaches and migraines
- → Dry needling, trigger point therapy, myofascial and soft tissue release
- → GLAD program for lower limb arthritis management