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Enthusiastic, charismatic and dependable, Troy Burgess turned an ankle injury into a business. Want to meet an over achiever with a vision to match? This one's for you.
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Date/Time:01:00p.m. on Thursday 26 July, 2018
Location:Oaks Metropole Hotel
After seriously injuring his left ankle playing basketball, Troy became interested in rehabilitation and exercise physiology (allied health professionals who specialise in providing exercise prescription to people with, or at risk of developing, chronic health conditions or injuries).
Troy graduated from JCU in 2010 and two years later started his own business, Achieve Exercise Physiologists, which now operates across several sites in Townsville and Brisbane.
2012 – Present: Owner, Director & Principal Exercise Physiologist of Achieve Exercise Physiologists
2010 – Bachelor Clinical Exercise Physiology – James Cook University
I have also worked with Work place rehabilitation & Mission Australia providing AEP services. I pursued a career in health as an Exercise Physiologist after a family member passed away from a health problem that could have been prevented. I felt helpless knowing at the time that it was too late, and I couldn’t change anything… I started Achieve to provide a service to help others prevent health conditions from affecting them and their family and friends.
I first became interested in rehabilitation after I seriously injured my left ankle playing basketball. After a very long recovery I assisted in refereeing and coaching in basketball (as I wasn’t allowed to play again). I needed an outlet for my endless teenage energy, so I threw myself into athletics – track and field and competed in decathlons. I also represented Australia in the Oceania Games in 2007 for track and field athletics.
I love my job and starting Achieve was the best decision I have made. I love helping people to help themselves, teaching them that they can overcome the pain, health condition or physical limitations. Helping people improve their quality of life and being with them as they reach their goals is inspiring to me. My clients are a constant reminder of why the services we provide are so important.
I believe good leaders lead by example. Leaders should always strive to keep improving themselves and help their team become the best people they can be.
I am a work-horse. I always take on way too much and want to help everyone and always say yes. Thankfully I have an amazing team behind me in both Townsville and Brisbane and they are all just as dedicated Achieve and our clients and I am. I couldn’t be prouder of everything the team has achieved over the last 5 years and hope that we continue to grow and reach our own goals!
Biggest Achievement – Notational Award – ESSA 2016 best practice
Mantra: Work hard, never assume you know everything and always try to become the best version of yourself.