Luke BongiornoLuke Bongiorno was born 27 October 1974. Luke attended Salesian from 1987 to 1992, graduating with a Caltex “All Rounder” Award. After graduating from Salesian, Luke studied Physiotherapy at Melbourne University, graduating with Honours in 1996. Co-founder of New York Sports Medicine, Luke is among the most highly regarded in his field. He is a trusted physiotherapist for elite athletes, touring musicians and performing artists. Luke is in demand internationally as an educator, working with the NeuroOrthopedic Institute, an Australian group of world-leading educators and researchers in the area of pain science.
Luke is committed to educating the public about alternatives to pain management in the current opioid crisis, and believes in applying a holistic approach in addressing all aspects of a person’s wellbeing.
While living in the US, Luke has continued to maintain his affiliations with Australian universities, developing mentoring relationships with Australian and international physiotherapists.
Luke regularly runs marathons around the world to support ‘Back On My Feet’, an organisation that supports the homeless. Luke has travelled to Africa to support the development of young soccer players and individuals born with HIV, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and participated in the inaugural Pain Revolution bike ride from Melbourne to Adelaide in 2017 to help raise awareness of chronic pain challenges and solutions in regional Australia.
Hall of Fame Inductee - Sports Medicine