Meet the rehabilitation team
Caption: Cameron Ferguson (left), Andre Rickenbach (middle) and Chris Bailey play a huge role for the Sea Eagles.
Andre Rickenbach will spearhead one of the most important off field roles for the Sea Eagles in 2016.
Rickenbach is the club’s Head Physiotherapist and has been working for Manly Warringah since 2003. He will again be assisted by Chris Bailey with Cameron Ferguson a recent new addition.
“Andre is one of the most respected physiotherapists in the NRL,” said Head Coach Trent Barrett.
“He is very good and the players know that what Andre does is in their very best interests.”
Barrett said all three men play a vital role in getting players fully healed.
“Andre and Chris are responsible for the early stages of a player’s rehabilitation,’’ Barrett said.
“It is then up to Cameron to get a player back on the field and to ensure he is ready to perform at his maximum.
“We are very fortunate to have Andre, Chris and Cameron with us. It really is a team effort – one doesn’t work without the other.”
Head Physiotherapist – Andre Rickenbach
Andre was the New Zealand Kiwis Test physiotherapist from 2000-2002. He studied at the University of Auckland, and has a Masters in Exercise Science from the University of Texas, Austin. Andre was involved in Manly Warringah’s 2008 and 2011 premiership victories.
Rehabilitation Physiotherapist - Chris Bailey
Chris studied at the University of Sydney and La Trobe University. He previously held the position of Head Physiotherapist of the Australian Men’s Rugby 7s program, and physiotherapist at the Australian Rugby Union National Academy. He has worked at the Sea Eagles since 2014.
Rehab Coach – Cameron Ferguson
Cameron joins the Sea Eagles from the Gold Coast Suns AFL Club where he held the positions of Rehabilitation Manager, and Performance Analyst. He also spent time as the High Performance Manager, and Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Gold Coast Suns Academy. He studied at Bond University and Griffith University.