Specializing in Acrobats and Athletes, our on-site physiotherapy clinic provides effective injury management and prevention services to The Academy students as well as athletic members of the community. Located in Studio 2 - our smallest dance studio, physio sessions focus on acro- and circus- specific injuries and preventative strategies.
Got an injury, or would like some strategies to help reduce your injury risk?
About Our Physiotherapist
Tim Buckley (B. Physio, Masters Sports Physio (AUS)) is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Originally from from Melbourne, Australia, he has worked exclusively with elite ballet dancers, circus artists and orchestral musicians during his 16 year career and is a two-time speaker at IADMS conferences in Australia and the USA. He was one of two full time physiotherapists with The Australian Ballet from 2006-2008 and toured Australia, China, England and France. He joined Cirque du Soleil in 2009 and toured Japan, South America and North America with ‘Corteo’ and ‘Quidam’, before settling in Montreal to work at Cirque’s international headquarters as the Supervisor of Performance Medicine. Tim then toured again as the Head Physiotherapist on Cirque du Soleil’s production, ‘Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities’ in 2014-15, before moving back to Melbourne in 2016. After another year at The Australian Ballet and completing a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy, Tim re-joined Cirque du Soleil where he worked as a ‘fly-in’ Head Physiotherapist on several touring shows including Amaluna, Volta and Crystal as well as in Montreal on various creation projects, until March 2020. Tim now co-manages the Australia / New Zealand / Asia divisions of Acrobatic Arts as well as Aerial Arts globally. He is The Academy's consultant physiotherapist, providing input on the continuing development of our syllabus and programs.
At this time physiotherapy services are being offered to athletes, dancers and acrobats only.
Patients with pending litigation or workers compensation claims not accepted at this time
At The Academy Physiotherapy, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care to help you get back to dance / circus / acro as quickly as possible. Reach out today to learn more about our full-service Physiotherapy clinic.
Our goals at The Academy Physiotherapy is to restore your mobility, keep you moving and make sure your rehabilitation is effective, efficient and specific to the sport you play or activity you take part in. Take care of your body - book your next appointment with us today.