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Kevin Lieberthal

After completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at The University of Melbourne in 2001, I have had a significant change in my sporting involvement. After countless years running around most of Melbourne's squash courts, I switched to triathlon and then to marathon and ultra-marathon running.
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My clinical interests include:
  • sporting injuries
  • running injuries (including analysing running biomechanics)
  • lower limb injuries
  • tendon injuries
  • strength testing
Additionally, I have developed a customised Smith Machine to help monitor and assess the strength of individuals managed within Physio@Central Park.
 
As my passion for running grew, memories of watching Bruce Fordyce winning the Comrades Marathon enticed me to travel to South Africa to complete the gruelling 89km's of hills. Thus far I have completed numerous marathons and ultramarthons (Melbourne x5, Canberra x2 (including 1 x50km), Gold Coast, Berlin, Roller Coaster, Frankston to Portsea x2, Comrades x 2 (up and down)). My first comrades was the "down run"in 2009 and I recently followed it up with the "up run" in 2017.
 
I have completed studying a Masters in Exercise Science with the primary focus on the impact of Achilles Tendinopathy on lower limb function. Consequently, I have been fortunate to have presented some of my research on Achilles tendon pathology at the 2014 SMA (Sports Medicine Australia Conference) as well as present both lectures and running biomechanics workshops to other physiotherapists through the SPA (Sports Physiotherapy Australia group). I also presented last year at the 2016 SMA conference in Melbourne at the MCG.
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When not running out on the streets, Kevin has two young young children that he runs after.
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Previous involvement:

  • Victorian Elite Development Soccer (Boys and Girls U15, U16 state squads)
  • Victorian Rugby Union (Melbourne Axemen)

Qualifications:

  • B.Physio (Honours)
  • Master of Exercise Science (Research)
  • Accredited Athletics Australia Coach - Level 2 Middle & Long Distance

Professional Memberships:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Sports Physiotherapy Australia
  • Athletics Australia Member
  • Sports Medicine Australia Member