CHRISTINE GOONEWARDENE

Director | Physiotherapist | Exercise Physiologist

BSc (ExSSc) Grad Dip (ExSc) BSc (Physiotherapy)

Chris the Director of Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont is both a qualified Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist. Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont operates out of the boutique gym space of Aspire Fitness, situated on the Claremont Golf course of Lake Claremont.

Chris has a strong interest in helping people eliminate their pain and improve the way they function.

Chris completed all her studies at the University Of Notre Dame, Fremantle completing her Bachelor degree in exercise sports science (2007) and Graduate Diploma of exercise science (2008). Chris’ keen interest for exercise rehabilitation and musculoskeletal injuries led her to purse Physiotherapy (2013). Since graduation, Chris has divided her time between private practice Physiotherapy and working at West Coast Eagles Football Club.

 

Whilst working in private practice Chris has had exposure to an extensive list of presentations and pathology; from your weekend warriors, paediatric patients, adolescents, developing athletes, workers’ compensation and motor vehicle claims.

In addition to her work at Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont, Chris works at West Coast Eagles Football club as the Medical Coordinator within the football department working closely with the players, medical personnel, sports science and strength conditioning staff through preseason, training sessions, home games and travels with the team for all interstate games. Chris was very lucky to be involved in the 2018 Grand Final campaign!

 

In addition to working with the West Coast Eagles men's program, Chris was appointed Head Physiotherapist for the inaugural West Coast Eagles AFLW team for the 2020 season. 

Chris has always had a passion for elite sport and prides herself on providing opportunities and education to adolescents who endeavour to follow the pathway of being an elite athlete. Working with the community is something highly important to Chris, and therefore affiliates closely with the Claremont Tigers Football Club – Women’s team as team.

Christine Goonewardene, West Coast Eagles Football Club as the Head Trainer Coordinator.