Q & A
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 SportsphysioHK and 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
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.