Chris Forbutt


BSc Exercise Science | Master of Physiotherapy

Position: Physiotherapist

Chris grew up in Young, NSW. After playing rugby in his younger years, Chris was drawn to physiotherapy as a career as it offered a great blend of an active, outdoors-based lifestyle and helping the community.

Chris currently works four days a week at Wollongong Hospital and one day a week with the Purpose crew in a community-facing role. These two roles allow Chris to engage with patients in the hospital environment and then follow up with them directly once they leave and return to the community, keeping the continuity of care going. This allows the Purpose team to set up clients with their own specialised programs in the home, tailoring the care environment to the individual.

In his spare time, Chris likes to spend time in the outdoors and make the most of the coastal lifestyle offered in the Illawarra. If he’s not in the hospital or the Purpose clinic, he can be found on the mountain bike, in the surf or
going for hike.