Who we are

The staff at Canberra Injury Management Centre include a group of highly experienced practitioners who are specialised in the professional delivery of best practice treatment. They include a Specialist Occupational Physician, Physiotherapists including Canberra’s only Specialist Physiotherapist, Clinical Psychologists and Exercise Physiologists.

  • Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist & Pain Management Consultant

Jac Cousin

After completing his Bachelor of Science (Anatomy) at Sydney’s University of New South Wales in 1975, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy at Cumberland College, Jac worked in a hospital and private practice in Sydney for ten years. Awarded a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 1981, Jac enjoyed being a part-time lecturer and clinical tutor at Cumberland College before moving to Canberra in 1986.

Together with Kathy Conroy, Jac established the Canberra Physiotherapy Centre in Deakin where they created a friendly, supportive environment in which the health of each patient was a top priority. Over the next few years, Jac was recognised for his professional expertise, appointed to the National Academic Standards Committee of the Manipulative Physiotherapy Association of Australia and the ACT Physiotherapists Board (1988-1992).

His focus has always been on the management of spinal pain and, for the past 15 years, on the management of persistent or chronic pain conditions. After completing a Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) at the University of Sydney in 1998, Jac established the Canberra Injury Management Centre with Kathy Conroy and Dr Garth Eaton in 1999.

In 2007, Jac was awarded a Fellowship of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, having undergone rigorous training and examination that entitles him to be recognised as a clinical specialist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy (the only one in Canberra). When he’s not immersed in physiotherapy, he indulges in his passion for cars, wine tasting and rugby, even taking to the field as a referee in winter. Over a period of 25 years, he was able to combine his love of football with his skills as a health provider by acting as physiotherapist to various rugby, soccer, rugby league and AFL teams in Sydney and Canberra.

 


  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist & Pain Management Consultant

Kathy Conroy

After completing her Diploma in Physiotherapy at Cumberland College in Sydney in 1977, Kathy started work as a physiotherapist at Woden Valley Hospital in Canberra. Awarded a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 1981, Kathy initially established a private practice in Canberra before moving to Sydney. She returned to Canberra in 1986 and set up a new practice with Jac Cousin.

Between 1987 and 1995, Kathy held various official positions in the Australian Physiotherapy Association and, in 1993, on the ACT Registration Board.

Committed to continuing her education, Kathy completed a Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) at the University of Sydney in 1999. She then established the Canberra Injury Management Centre with Jac Cousin and Dr Garth Eaton, a holistic centre offering a multi-disciplinary team that approaches injury and pain management from a range of physical and psychological perspectives. Today, Kathy treats patients at both the Civic and Deakin centres, enjoying the marked improvement physiotherapy can make to people’s lives.

Kathy’s life outside physiotherapy revolves around her close family, but she also enjoys dining out with friends or going to the theatre and she has a love of travel.

 


  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Newcastle University
  • Medical Science, University of Sydney

Chris Cousin

Chris has always had a fascination with the mechanics of the human body and he especially enjoys the challenge of identifying diverse musculoskeletal conditions. Chris believes this is due to his own hours spent receiving physiotherapy treatment following the numerous injuries he had playing representative junior rugby union. Chris began working at Canberra Physiotherapy Centre in various administrative roles while still at Canberra Grammar School. After finishing high school, Chris studied Medical Science at the University of Sydney, before beginning his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Newcastle University. Having reluctantly retired his mouth guard, Chris currently keeps busy as a rugby referee during winter and playing touch football in summer.

 

 

 

  • Senior Accredited Exercise Physiologist / Programmes Coordinator
  • Masters of Applied Science (Clinical Exercise Pratice), Victoria University

Stuart Stokoe

Stuart is the Senior Accredited Exercise Physiologist at CIMC, having worked in the exercise and rehabilitation field since 2002.  

Initially, Stuart spent 5 years working in rehabilitation at The Canberra Hospital and the Transitional Therapy and Care Programme within ACT Health. In 2007, he moved to Melbourne to further his studies, and worked in orthopaedic and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation at The Epworth Hospital. In mid-2009, Stuart completed his Masters of Applied Science (Clinical Exercise Practice) at Victoria University, and then spent 18 months working at The Sports Injury Clinic - one of Victoria’s largest allied health private practices.

Stuart returned home to Canberra in late 2010, and has been at CIMC ever since.  He has a passion for helping clients with injuries, persistent pain or other chronic conditions to progressively re-engage in their chosen recreational and functional activities. Stuart also has a special interest in helping clients to achieve sustainable weight loss and proactively self-manage their health through physical activity - whilst minimising the risk of injury.

Stuart sees clients privately – as well as those funded under Medicare, DVA, Workers Compensation, Compulsory Third Party or Private Health Insurance.  He is able to provide a range of services, including:

  • Tailored gym, pool or home exercise programmes – for all ages and fitness levels
  • Personal training and activity-specific conditioning
  • Weight loss – exercise and nutritional strategies,
  • Injury rehabilitation – work-hardening, post-injury & post-surgical.
  • Chronic pain & overuse injuries
  • Exercise for chronic disease management – including diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, cancer recovery, heart or lung conditions, anxiety & depression
  • Exercise for older adults – including strength & balance enhancement, falls prevention & arthritis

In addition, Stuart is involved with the majority of clients undertaking integrated pain or injury management programmes at CIMC in his role as Programmes Co-ordinator.

In his spare time, Stuart enjoys spending time with his young family, exercising (of course), painting and home improvements.