Danny Redrup brings 15 years of experience and professional pedigree to Aspire. Danny is an APA titled Sport & Exercise Physiotherapist and is the current Head Physiotherapist to the Sydney Sixers T20 Big Bash League Cricket team. Danny was previously the NSW Cricket Team Lead Physiotherapist for 4 years from 2015-2019, before stepping aside to spend more time with his young family and moving back to the Central Coast.
Danny’s career has included several years in private practice in addition to his 10 year association with Cricket NSW, with 2 seasons with the Sydney Thunder T20 Big Bash League Cricket team and 2 years with the Mumbai based Indian Cricket League team. Danny’s full time role with Cricket NSW involved him overseeing a team of 10 full time and contractor staff that managed the wellbeing and workloads of players from international to junior levels, liaising with coaches and administration, and implementing screening and monitoring programs for all players. These experiences have enabled Danny to develop an extensive knowledge of current best practice injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation methods based on each individual’s unique circumstances, capacity and goals. Danny was always required to deliver the most current practices based on the latest research evidence to players including many household names who were entrusted to his care. This time also reinforced the importance of consistent and clear communication, a respect for the knowledge and skill set of all stakeholders as well as making a significant contribution to a positive team culture and creating a motivated yet thoughtful environment for professional players to return to full fitness. These attributes are a valuable asset to Aspire and the patients fortunate enough to benefit from Danny’s skills and experience.
Danny’s studies have seen him graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport) in 2003, Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney in 2005, and then a post-graduate Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at La Trobe University in 2015. Danny is committed to ongoing study with current research projects with several universities including University of Sydney (injury surveillance), University of Technology Sydney (biomechanics and athletic development) and Australian Catholic University (cervical spine & concussion). Danny has co-authored several research papers that have been published in academic journals, including:
Roundtable discussion of management of lumbar stress fractures in fast bowlers. Sport Health 2019: 37(1) 2019; 14-22
Cervical spine range of motion and joint position sense in elite male cricketers: an observational study. In print: International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences.
Danny has developed extensive skills assessing and successfully rehabilitating elite athletes and weekend warriors with shoulder and elbow injuries, lower limb muscle strains, and has a special interest in cricket fast bowler injuries, especially lower back stress fractures. This injury can be incredibly difficult injury to navigate and achieve full recovery. Patients are invited to tap into Danny’s extensive experience with this injury across all age groups, genders and sporting levels.
We know that we at Aspire and our patients are very fortunate that we have recruited Danny to be part of our team.