Kane Grbac

»Kane Grbac


Kane completed his education at LaTrobe University, graduating with a Masters of Physiotherapy Practice and Bachelor of Health Sciences.

Since completing his studies, Kane has predominantly worked in private practice and with elite junior sports teams giving him experience across a wide range of orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and sports clientele. Through his clinical experiences, Kane has developed special interest in the field of Sports Physiotherapy and in treating knee, hip and shoulder pathology. In addition to his undergraduate studies, Kane has completed additional study in Sports Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates, Superficial Dry Needling, Athletic Load Management and the Sporting Hip and Groin.

Kane returned to Zest in 2019 after gaining some life experience with travels abroad in 2018. Prior to this Kane has been working with the AFL Victoria Metro State Academy covering both U16s and U18s teams. This experience has equipped him with unique skills in athlete monitoring and load management in managing and preventing overload injuries and to optimise returns to competitive sport. Through this experience, Kane has found a strong clinical interest in managing athletes with “niggles” through the competitive season and also in implementing and monitoring preventative strategies.

Outside of the sporting arena Kane still has many strong clinical interests, in particular the diagnosis and management over overuse shoulder injuries and postural-related neck pain. Kane has seen exceptional clinical outcomes with utilisation of Pilates-style exercises in conjunction with specific rehabilitation exercises to address the ‘everyday’ aches and strains for lower back, neck, hip, shoulder and knee pain and as such is a strong exponent of this form of rehabilitation. Kane believes that this approach allows for complete rehabilitation by addressing the many causative factors for the development of mechanical pain which in turn leads to the prevention of recurring pain.

On top of his clinical experiences, Kane has had many first hand experiences with injury through his own football, basketball and cricket pursuits. Looking at the glass half full, Kane believes this has given him a greater appreciation of the experience of rehabilitation.

Outside of the clinic, Kane is an avid music fan, having taught himself to play guitar over 10 years ago. Kane is also a sports nut, shaving participated in competitive football and basketball.