Physio+10 focuses on the journeys of trailblazing Physiotherapists and today's conversation is with Steve Hooper. Steve has degrees in Exercise Physiology, Geography and Physiotherapy; which probably says it all! He is one of the most passionate Physiotherapists I know and really focuses on health and wellbeing as a total package for his clients. I think this is what makes him extra special as a clinician.
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Steve was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada where he lived the first 26 years of his life. For the majority of his childhood and adolescence, he participated in a wide range of sports including ice hockey, baseball, and track and field. His true passion was for hockey and he competed successfully at the highest levels for his age into his teenage years.
After successfully completing high school, Steve went on to attend Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Physiology and a second major degree in Geography. While completing these degrees he also played hockey for WLU and competed in regional and state-level ‘body-to-weight’ powerlifting competitions. For the next two years, Steve utilized his skills as an Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer and qualified strength and conditioning coach to help elite level athletes excel in their chosen sports.
At the age of 26, Steve accepted an offer to attend Curtin University in Western Australia to undertake a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy, which he completed in 2000. Steve’s unique skill set allowed him to offer a holistic approach to his clients that often focused on health, nutrition, movement, hands-on therapy, and performance-driven outcomes. During the first six years of practice, Steve also worked as a senior lecturer at the Australian Institute of Fitness speaking on a range of subjects including nutrition, strength and sports conditioning, and rehabilitation.
After the successful completion of his physiotherapy degree in 2000, Steve resumed his competitive sporting career by participating in Inline Hockey. He represented Western Australia at the national Inline Hockey championships in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, and 2011 and represented Australia at the World Inline Hockey Championships in 2002 and 2004.
Health and wellness, combined with high performance have been a passion of Steve’s throughout his life. It has been this underlying theme that has fuelled his passion for sport and career and led to the successful creation of the Body Genius Institute in 2012. For more than seven years Steve worked as Director of the Body Genius Institute and contributed to the development of world-class health & wellness and high-performance facility.
The Body Genius Institute allowed Steve to express his passion to a much wider audience and really represented an extension of his own life’s work. The Body Genius tag lines are really an echo of his own beliefs …
There is a ‘Genius’ in every ‘Body’ There is a ‘Wisdom’ within every Body
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