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With backgrounds in professional sport, our physiotherapists can help you recover and perform to the best of your ability

Tim McCosker

Senior Physiotherapist

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Kyle Wild

Senior Physiotherapist

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Tim McCosker

For those who don’t know you, please introduce yourself.....
I'm Tim McCosker. I grew up on a sheep and wheat  farm in central NSW, Australia. I studied at Sydney University, graduating with 2 science degrees in anatomy/physiology and then Physiotherapy. 
I worked in Sydney for a bit, with the NSW and Australian Tertiary Rugby League teams,  then moved to Canada for the snow. I ended up staying there for 13 years, during which time I opened and ran 3 private practices concurrently in northern British Columbia.
In 2003, I moved to Hong Kong and worked at SportsphysioHKand Sportsperformance physio practices.I also worked as the physio for the HKFC rugby section for 9 seasons, establishing physio services for all the rugby teams.
During my time in HK I participated in many mountain running and adventure races, including a couple of ultramarathons.
In 2012, I returned to British Columbia for 4 years where I  worked in one of my "old" practices and started a new one, which focused on core rehab and training. 
I've recently returned to Hong Kong to open my own practice: CoreOFit Physiotherapy and teamed up with Kyle Wild. I've also returned to the HKFC rugby.
I'm looking forward to getting involved with the mountain running / adventure racing scene again.
It was good to get back out on the trails last week, supporting the  2XU trailwalker team that managed to come in ahead of all the other HK teams, with only the Nepal team beating them.


What inspired you to become a physiotherapist
I've always had a fascination with anatomy/physiology... curious to learn how the body works. I've also always been keen on various sports : Running, Skiing, snowboarding, tennis, kiteboarding, whitewater kayaking to name a few.
Several of my family members work in the health industry as Doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists etc. So I guess they've had an influence on me.

What is most satisfying about being a physiotherapist
Extinguishing pain!!

Do you have any special interests?
Yeah, I'm fairly keen on running things... running sports, running training, running gait analysis.
I enjoy preparing people for their big running events, whether it be their first 5k race or their 10th ultra marathon.
Rugby (League & Union) has been a part of my life since I was old enough to run, so I guess  you could call it a special interest.

Do you have a number one tip for your patients?
Yeah, but can I make it two?... 
1. Don't smoke
2. Find a form of exercise that you enjoy and do it lots... & lots!

How do you like to stay healthy?
Hiking , Backcountry skiing, whitewater kayaking & kiteboarding... but here in HK, it's hiking and running in the hills. There's an endless supply of trails here.

Kyle Wild

For those people who don’t know you, please introduce yourself...
I have been in Hong Kong since the summer of 2015, having previously spent 2 years in Beijing working in an internationally minded expatriate clinic. Originally, I am from West Yorkshire, England. My background is within musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and sports physiotherapy. I have been fortunate enough to work in a variety of sports and have extensive experience in contact sports, from initial trauma management, through to rehabilitation from catastrophic injuries.

What inspired you to become a physiotherapist?
I was first exposed to physiotherapy around the age of 14, where I received some treatment for knee pain. I was instantly fascinated with how the human body worked, and this encouraged me to pursue a career in physiotherapy.

What satisfies you the most about being a physiotherapist?
Genuinely helping people who are in pain. A large part of my role is education. When you arrive with a problem, together we try to figure out what is the most likely cause of symptoms and how this relates to the functional problems or pain that you are experiencing. This involves a series of questions and clinical tests. One of my jobs is then to discuss how the findings relate to the symptoms you have and find strategies to improve them. It is extremely fulfilling when this provides significant relief from an ongoing problem.

Do you have a number one tip for patients?
Move.

Move a lot.

Movement is so vital to health for so many reasons. It doesn’t matter how you move, as long as you are moving. Try taking 10-15 minutes to walk around outside at lunch time. Get into the habit of stretching your neck when reading emails. Stretch your calves while queueing on the escalator. Adding little extra periods of movement into your daily life can do wonders.

Do you have any special interests?
I am lucky that my background has allowed me to work in areas that genuinely interest me. As a result, I have been able to gain extensive experience in management of problems related to these areas.

Particular areas of interest are:
  Sports injuries
  Traumatic injuries
  Tendon problems
  Lower limb problems (hip, knee, ankle, foot)
  Spinal pain
  Headaches

Sometimes, there are restrictions on what activities you should do with the injury or problem that you have. I try to emphasise what you CAN do to be proactive and help yourself, rather that focus on what you shouldn’t do. Another particular area of interest is in injury prevention and rehabilitative strength and conditioning. Physiotherapists should be a key member of your wellness team in devising exercise programmes you can do to increase your overall health, reduce injury risk and maximise performance. This is a service we can provide here at CoreOFit. Please get in touch if you are interested!

How do you like to stay healthy?
I like to do varied exercise 4-5 times per week, a combination of high-intensity interval training, weight training and mobility exercises. I have been self-experimenting with intermittent fasting over the last 6 months and have discovered some interesting benefits!

Any myths you would like to bust?
Bending is not bad for your back!

Bending gets a bad rap, but we are now realising that bending isn’t a bad thing when you have a back injury. Sure, some back injuries occur while bending, but they can also occur while lying, sitting or reaching. One of the bigger problems is that then you become afraid to bend. Restriction of bending after injury doesn’t usually speed up your recovery. The truth is that the research that has been done doesn’t support avoidance of bending or twisting at all. It is essential to keep moving and gradually build up on what you are able to do. This leads to faster recovery, less absence from work and less ongoing problems.

Your back is one of the strongest structures in your body and when it gets sore, its very sensitive. Relaxed and comfortable movements will help it settle down and make it stronger. Protecting your back can make it feel worse. Part of the value of physiotherapy is working out what you can do to optimise this recovery process.