Triathlon WA Star Physio Lecture Series 2020 Presentation Team.

Star Physio are proud to boast a team of physiotherapy experts who are also passionate about the sport of triathlon, competing regularly in TWA events.

Damian Oldmeadow is a physiotherapist with over 20 years’ experience working in elite sport, including involvement at three Olympic Games and working with some of the best cyclists and triathletes in the world. He teaches nationally and internationally on Bikefitting and Injury management in cyclists and triathletes and has previously competed in 70.3 triathlon… slowly, as well as cycling and adventure racing events.



James Debenham, Star Physiotherapist, Elite TriathleteDr James Debenham, PhD, is a world-renowned expert in overuse and tendon injuries, commonly seen in triathletes. He lectures and teaches locally and internationally and is a regular contributor to ongoing research in this field with publications in many international journals. James is also an elite triathlete, competing in the world Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii twice, as well as previously being a WA State Champion at 70.3 distance.


Dr Merv Travers, PhD is an internationally acclaimed physiotherapist and researcher in tendon problems and painful conditions. He lectures locally and internationally to physiotherapists and other health professionals in strength and conditioning for rehabilitation, injury prevention and performance. Merv is also a keen triathlete, regularly competing in the Busselton 70.3.


Nigel Travers is well known in WA physiotherapy and triathlon circles. He has completed multiple ironman and 70.3 events, and this year will again compete at Busselton. He has a post graduate masters in manipulative physiotherapy and is currently undertaking a PhD in tendon injuries and chronic pain. He is an expert in high level rehabilitation with strength and conditioning of triathletes and is trusted by many health professionals and triathletes in Perth for his expertise.

Ruth Chang is an experienced physiotherapist with a post graduate masters degree in back and neck injury treatment. She is a regular on the triathlon circuit and also coaches at GK Endurance triathlon squad. Ruth has a passion for helping triathletes of all levels get the most out of their sport, and she runs strength and conditioning for triathlete classes at West Perth each week.



Dan Davis has dual degrees in Physiotherapy and Exercise Science and is an elite runner and triathlete. He works at Star Physio as a physiotherapist and also performs professional bikefit and running analysis using the Gebiomized pressure analysis system.

His dual degrees give him an amazing knowledge base for injury management and long term prevention in athletes of all levels.


James Lewin is one of WA’s best-known triathletes having competed internationally as a professional, being a former WA 70.3 State Champion and a sub 4 hour half athlete. He is also a coach at Stadium Triathlon Club. He has dual degrees in physio and exercise science and is an expert in treatment and rehabilitation of triathletes, including using bikefit and running analysis for injury management and performance. 2020 sees James returning to elite competition and you can be sure to see him at the “pointy end” at Busso in May!


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