The Deadly Physios



Join proud Kamilaroi man and APA member Cameron Edwards as he has a yarn with Deadly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander physiotherapists from around Australia. Experience the wisdom and guidance of these Deadly physios as they share their personal stories about truth-telling, connection to Country, culture and language, the power of yarning, Reconciliation and Closing the Gap.

Listen to a sneak peak of what's to come!

Featuring music from Iowendjeri Boonwurrung Kulin man Rudi Louis Taylor-Bragge and artwork by Emma Bamblett, a descendant from the Wemba Wemba, Gunditjmara, Ngadjonji and Taungurung people, discover the magic of the oldest living culture on the earth. 

Season 3 (2023)

To celebrate 2023 NAIDOC Week, recognising this year’s theme ‘For Our Elders’, the APA is launching the third season of The Deadly Physios podcast and will be amplifying leading voices on how embodying allyship can address healthcare inequity. Cameron Edwards is back as podcast host with an impressive line-up of guests to provide listeners with valuable ways to become better allies and improve interactions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

One: Nick Kenny and Matt Hoffman – How to be a genuine ally

Two: Dawn Bessarab and Ivan Lin – Allyship in Research

Three: Dr. Ngaree Blow – Understand your role as an Ally

Four: Jaki Adams – Allyship at scale

Five: Shawana Andrews and Rachel Toovey – Taking action as an ally

Season 2 (2022)


The second season brings you more stories about truth-telling, connection to Country, Reconciliation and Closing the Gap. Cameron Edwards yarns with another Deadly line-up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander physiotherapists. Experience the wisdom and guidance of these Deadly physios as they open up about their connection to Country, their culture and language and much more.

One: Kathryn Potter – Valuing the differences

Two: Adam Doyle – Riding the wave of Reconciliation

Three: Ellie White – Working Irnnim (together) for a brighter future

Four: Matthew Hoffman – Physiotherapy on Country

Five: Mia Beattie – Great change is happening

Six: Travis Touma – Education is key

Season 1 (2021)

Hosted by Kamilaroi man Cameron Edwards, the inaugural series launched during National Reconciliation Week 2021 with an episode featuring Palawa man and APA National President Scott Willis. In line with the National Reconciliation Week theme, ‘More than a Word. Reconciliation takes action’, the APA hopes the podcast will inspire Australians, in particular physiotherapists, to take action and become proactive in their reconciliation journey.

One: Scott Willis – The journey of truth-telling

Two: Michael Reynolds – The art of truth-listening

Three: Sarah Large – Her goal to Close The Gap

Four: Curtley Nelson – Closing the access gap 

Five: Jessie West – The ongoing process of healing 

Six: Aaron Percival – The truth about myth-busting

Seven: Carl Francia – Opening the cultural eye

Eight: The fabulous Deadly combination

Nine: Cameron Edwards – The bridge crossing to Reconciliation

Bonus episode: Rudi Louis Taylor-Bragge – The layers of Country

Bonus episode: Emma Bamblett – Connecting through storytelling, culture and Country


Check out these Extra Deadly resources.

Thank you to The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies for helping us locate our Country.

We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the many lands across Australia and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We recognise their enduring connection to the lands and waterways of this country and thank them for protecting and maintaining this country for us and future generations.