Bevan Colless is a registered physiotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with athletes and a long career as an athlete himself. Bevan and his partner Vanessa have successfully opened and operated clinics throughout Asia, currently with clinics in the ski resorts of Japan, and in Tokyo and Singapore.

Through Bevans’s sporting and professional career, he has developed a love for high-performance sporting injury management, specialising in knees and assisting athletes and the general public in meeting their goals. He has recently launched his podcast, The Knee Gurus, where he interviews fellow experts in knee injury management, bringing minds together to progress the speciality best.
In addition, Bevan is a certified F.I.S.T. (Fitting Institute of Slowtwitch) Bike-fitter and also trained in the Velogicfit and Retul bike fitting systems.

As a physiotherapist, Bevan is interested in data-based measurements and bringing a professional sporting team level of care to the general public. Bevan has worked for 18 years in the ski resorts of Japan and has seen thousands of acute knee injuries and has a particular interest in anterior cruciate and medial ligament tears, meniscus and cartilage injuries, patella-femoral pain and postoperative care of all knee injuries. He also has a special interest in the non-surgical management of musculoskeletal injuries and is trained in The Cross Bracing Protocol of ACL management.

Bevan is also an educator and regularly is invited to present at medical and sports science conferences worldwide. Bevan had a 20-year career in soccer and rugby and a 10-year career as an elite amateur triathlete and bike racer, qualifying for the Hawaii Ironman in 2013 and 2015. He is husband to Vanessa Colless, an elite amateur and 3 x Hawaii Ironman Qualifier and father to 7-year-old Lola.

Get to know Bevan:

Qualified From:
Physiotherapy: University of Sydney
Human Movement Studies: University of Technology Sydney

Past employment
Pro Therapy, Tokyo Physio, Niseko Physio

What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
Over 20 years of experience in physiotherapy, including 15 in ski resorts seeing acute injuries every day—a passion for managing knee injuries and pain and helping my patients achieve and exceed their goals. Having raced 20 full Ironman triathlons, and many more Olympic and Half Ironmans, including qualifying and racing the Hawaii Ironman World Championships twice, I have an understanding of the athlete mindset.

Favourite Conditions to Treat
Knees and Necks. Especially ACL and MCL injuries, I’ve spent most of my career helping people with knee ligament tears and like to think I’ve become very good at it and trained many of my staff to be as well.

What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?
Cycling, playing golf, weight training and playing with our 7-year-old daughter Lola.

What would be your personal motto?
Life is short – do it all.

Who is someone you admire and why?
My wife, Vanessa. She has a remarkable ability to stick to a task and has incredible resilience. She’s successful at everything she puts her mind to.

Your most-outstanding achievement:
Qualifying for the Hawaii Ironman. It took seven years of training, and after several near misses, I qualified for Ironman Canada in Vancouver in 2013. I had tears in my eyes for the last kilometre of the run when I knew I’d finally done it.

What would you cook if I came round for dinner?
18 hour slow-cooked brisket and baby back ribs on my Traeger grill

Where should we go on holiday?
To Niseko to shred some pow!