Why we are different
Experienced / Qualified
Rob has been practicing physiotherapy since 1989. He is a titled musculoskeletal physiotherapist and regularly attends conferences/course as well as maintaining subscriptions to numerous peer reviewed journals. Rob loves what he does and strives to maintain the highest level of professional development.
What is a Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist?
A Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist must complete an additional 1-2 years of full time study after working for at least 2 years as a qualified Physitherapist. That's on top of the 4 years of undergraduate Physiotherapy study. They must be accepted into the programme by displaying a high standard of clinical musculoskeletal experience. There are less than 800 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists in Australia from a total of more than 15 000 Physiotherapists.
Rob and Jemma are Armidale's only Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.
The Australian Physiotherapy Association describes a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in the following way.
"rightly regarded as experts in their chosen field of physiotherapy. They employ advanced clinical assessment and diagnosis methods, and have been trained in a broader range of treatment techniques than many other health professionals. As a result, APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists are world-leaders in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of muscle and joint problems, especially low back and neck pain".
Accuracy and Empowerment
Success in treatment depends on an accurate assessment / diagnosis. We take the time to fully understand your problem and how it is impacting your life. We will then provide the best solution. We can offer to alleviate your symptoms quickly. More importantly, we ensure you fully understand your condition and how to overcome it. We emphasis giving you as much control over you management in both the short and long term. We help you understand how to prevent similiar problems in the future, wherever possible.