Champions All Around
The physios at The Healthy Body Company are not just champions at Physiotherapy. Who could imagine that one small team could include an expert in martial arts, a national dance champion and a high-level touch footy player?
Renee Coleman has been training in martial arts her whole life. Renee is a third Dan black belt in Tae Kwon Do. To achieve this level requires rigorous testing and many years of training. She is one of few women to achieve this level, having achieved her third Dan at 18.
In addition to Tae Kwon Do, Renee is also a purple belt in Brazilian Ju Jitsu. She is newer to this sport and is rapidly working her way towards a black belt.
Muay Thai, is essentially Thai kickboxing, an intense sport requiring rigorous training. Renee recently spent a week in Thailand training with professional athletes. Videos of her experience can be found on Instagram @physiowarrior.
“My achievements in martial arts are part of a lifelong commitment to relentless discipline. I bring this same discipline to my work, ensuring that my patients have the best outcomes possible” explained Renee.
In her “spare time” and for time out, Renee teaches and practices yoga.
Nathan Duguid, who goes by the handle @dogoodphysio, is a graduate of Western Sydney University. He was included in the Dean’s List twice, and on graduation was awarded Honours in Physiotherapy. Nathan is a Penrith local, having attended St Dominic’s College where he was the Sports Prefect.
Nathan is a representative level touch football player. He has played in the National Touch League for Sydney Mets and for Penrith in Division 1 of the Vawdon Cup.
Nathan is now committed to linking his two great passions, fitness and physiotherapy.
“As a touch footy player, I have experienced my share of injuries, and it was my experience with the physiotherapists that helped ignite my interest in physiotherapy as a career” said Nathan.
Emily Marks has been dancing her whole life. Emily was taken to see The Lord of the Dance as a young girl and was immediately mesmerised by the skill of the dancers, and the spectacle. Emily joined a local dance school when she was 4 years old and has never looked back.
Emily has competed at State and National level in Irish Dance since the age of 8. As a soloist, she has achieved top 10 results, and with her team from the Penrith Gaels Maher School of Irish Dance, she is a National Champion. This year, Emily as a soloist finished 5th in the NSW event, and 17th at Nationals.
This sport requires incredible dedication and athleticism with years of commitment. Emily has qualified for the World Championships in North Carolina in 2019.
“Being a dancer drew me to health and as a physiotherapist I love nothing more than to support other dancers to achieve their goals” Emily said.
Nathan Duguid and Renee Coleman | Image Supplied – Healthy Body Company