Elias Boukarim (Principal Physiotherapist)
B. App Sc (Ex & Sp Sc), M. Physiotherapy
Prior to completing his Master of physiotherapy, in 2007 Elias gained accreditation through ESSA as an Exercise Physiologist. For the last 10 years he has been highly involved in sport and is currently working full time as the head physiotherapist for Sydney FC in the Hyundai A-league.
Initially working in a multidisciplinary sports clinic he had the luxury of treating a variety of sport and non sports related musculoskeletal injuries. Previous to his involvement with Sydney FC, Elias was physiotherapist to the Sydney University Rugby Club and also Sydney University Soccer Football Club.
Elias has dedicated a large amount of his resources to the management and prevention of injury. His focus is on addressing altered joint mechanics, muscular imbalances and considering the multi-joint contribution to his patient's symptoms.
He has a particular interest in the hip, groin and pelvis and is currently involved in a research project looking at the injury predictability of musculoskeletal screenings on semi professional footballers
While studying Elias was on a football sporting scholarship. In his teens he played for Sydney Olympic FC in the youth premier league and also represented Australia in futsal on tour in Costa Rica.
Jude Smith (Massage Therapist)
BVMS, Diploma Remedial Massage, Cert 4 Massage Therapy.
Jude Smith is currently the Massage Therapist for Sydney Football Club (Sydney FC). Jude completed her studies at the Australian College of Massage and has been the Massage Therapist at Sydney FC since 2013.
Jude has worked with many professional sports athletes including: The New Zealand All Blacks, Italian Rugby Union team, Sydney Roosters, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Cronulla Sharks, Parramatta Eels, and the Queensland State of Origin team.