Please note: all clinics will be closed 29/3/24 - 1/4/24, except Physio services at Stepney, which will be open 8am - 12.30pm on 30/3/24, and Hydrotherapy classes at Welland pool, which will also be open on 30/3/24.

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A minute with John Camens

We asked John, a self-proclaimed “long-haired lout in ’74” (see photo below) to give us an insight into what makes a co-founding sportsmed Physiotherapist tick!


Favourite movieOne Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Jack Nicholson perfect person for the lead role.
Favourite holiday destinationOutback Australia
Favourite bookAnything biographical
Favourite food Schnitty and chips…bad for you so tastes better
Favourite musicTeenager in the 70’s…so most music from that era
Favourite saying“Hard work places you where good luck can find”

Most elite sporting achievement:
I ran the City to Bay in 1979 in 45.35′ and came 406th.

Musical talent:
I don’t have any….forbidden to even whistle at home.

Most famous person I have met:
Mmmmm I have shaken hands with John Howard and Prince Edward.

Retirement plans:
Lots but my first task is to produce a book “Scotch College Adelaide through the Camera Lens 1919-2019”

Philosophy on life:
You live for about 960 months so make the most of it remembering you can rest as much as you like when you die.

Things you don’t know about me:
My twin brother and I appeared on a TV Program appearing on Channel 7 in about 1971 called “Tell the Truth” hosted by Alec Macaskill.


Favourite sonAndrew, aged 31.
Favourite daughterLauren, aged 28.
Favourite ‘future’ daughter-in-lawCourtney Harrison
Favourite wife“Small sample size”!
Joanne, Interior Designer

You can find John at our Stepney Healthcare Hub as well as our Morphett Vale branch. View his profile here.

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