Manual Concepts have brought to Perth in Western Australia some of the world’s leading expert clinicians, researchers and teachers of manual therapy. Each teacher will build on the knowledge and expertise brought by the other presenters to build a coordinated, integrated approach to manual therapy.
BSc, Grad Dip Manip Ther (Distinctions). Adjunct Senior Teaching Fellow (Curtin). Accredited Mulligan Concept Teacher. Director Manual Concepts, Booragoon, Western Australia.
Kim Robinson has developed a reputation as a leading figure in manual therapy education. He was formerly a lecturer and clinical teacher on the Postgraduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy programme at Curtin University of Technology for many years before establishing Manual Concepts. He now conducts a variety of lectures and clinical programmes around the world, teaching in more than 35 countries. Kim is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists Association of Australia and has been an internationally accredited teacher of the Mulligan Concept since 1995. His research interests and publications include manual diagnosis, cervicogenic headache, neck pain and the application of the Mulligan Concept. Please follow the link for a list of his publications and conference presentations.
Dr Toby Hall
PhD, MSc, Post Grad Dip Manip Ther. Adjunct Senior Teaching Fellow (Curtin). Senior Teaching Fellow (The University of Western Australia). Accredited Mulligan Concept Teacher. Director Manual Concepts, Booragoon, Western Australia.
Toby Hall is well recognised for his publications and research. He has forged an international reputation for clinical excellence in manual therapy and has been a valued contributor to the Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy programme at Curtin University of Technology for many years. Toby qualified as a physiotherapist in the UK in 1985 and then gained his Post Grad Dip in Manual Therapy, MSc, and PhD at Curtin University in 1990, 1996, and 2010 respectively. He now conducts a variety of lectures and clinical programmes around the world. Toby is a member of the editorial board of Manual Therapy Journal and sub-editor of the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. He is a co-author of the new textbook “Mobilisation with movement: The art and the science” published by Elsevier. He has more than 60 peer reviewed publications focused on cervicogenic headache, the Mulligan Concept, and neural tissue pain disorders. Please follow the link for a list of his publications and conference presentations. Toby has taught manual therapy in over 25 countries. These courses are well received by physiotherapists who have a wide range of backgrounds and manual therapy experience.
Prof Peter O’Sullivan
Dip Physio. Grad Dip Manip Ther, PhD. Fellow of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Associate Professor, School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. Director and Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Bodylogic, Wembley, Perth
Peter is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who consults 3 days per week in a multi-disciplinary practice (www.bodylogicphysiotherapy.com), and is an Associate Professor at Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia where he teaches at a post graduate level and conducts high impact clinical research. Peter has an International reputation for his ground breaking clinical research investigating the development, classification and management of chronic spinal pain disorders and the development of a new management approach to Non-specific chronic low back pain – cognitive functional therapy. He collaborates with a number world leaders in spinal pain research. He has published over 70 papers on his work in international peer review journals, has presented the findings of his research at more than 50 National and International conferences and has run clinical workshops in over 20 countries. Peter’s interest is linking of clinical research to the clinical setting. For those interested in viewing Peter’s extensive list of publications please click here.
Osteopath, Manipulative Physiotherapist
Michael graduated from the New Zealand school of physiotherapy, Otago in 1968. He then studied at and graduated from the British School of Osteopathy, Londonn in 1974. He completed his diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 1981. In 1983 he started teaching manipulation techniques to small groups. This progressed to teaching at the Auckland Scool of Physiotherapy on its Advanced Diploma program. Since then he has been active in planning and implementing post-graduate manipulative physiotherapy programs for the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy Association and the Auckland School of Physiotherapy post-graduate program. Michael is the author of “Spinal Manipulation- A Manual For Physiotherapists” and has authored a videos and CDROM’s. Michael has enormous talent and expertise in the field of teaching a highly skilled aspect of manual therapy.
Associate Professor Ben Wand
BAppSc(Physio), GradDip(ExSpSc), MAppSc(Manip Physio), PhD. Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle.
Ben is currently the coordinator of musculoskeletal studies for the physiotherapy program at the University of Notre Dame Australia. He completed his original physiotherapy degree, as well as post graduate qualifications in sports science and manipulative physiotherapy, in Sydney. He undertook his PhD at Brunel University in London on physiotherapy management of acute low back pain. His current research interests include the role of central nervous system dysfunction in chronic low back pain and physiotherapy management of chronic spinal pain. Click here to view his extensive list of publications
All the above are well recognised for their outstanding and varied contribution to manual therapy. Participants are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from such presenters in such an ideal and intensive setting. Further details about the course content is included in the program section.