Originally trained in Physiotherapy, David graduated from The University of Queensland with first class honours and the University Medal for academic excellence in 1995. He completed a Masters of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy at Griffith University in 2008, again winning the academic prize. He is one of only a handful of Physiotherapists worldwide who have completed clinical masters degrees in both sports Physiotherapy and musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He loves study! He regularly is an invited speaker at Medical conferences and seminars sharing his knowledge of up to date research and years of fine tuning his skills.
David completed a two year course in the multi-system management of chronic pain in the USA in 2001. This lead to a change in the focus of his practice, enabling his approach to chronic problems to move beyond the mechanical (musculoskeletal) model to incorporate cranial, visceral, myofascial and endocrine approaches. With his continual focus on chronic pain & dysfunction, David established Chronic Pain Solutions in 2007 to better deliver personalised care for complex problems. He re-named the clinic to Pain Solutions Qld in 2014 when he moved into our current Milton rooms. Pain Solutions Qld successfully treats people with chronic & acute dysfunctions in all systems within the body.
The sports arm of his practice, Cycle Physio, was launched in 2010 and offers professional bike fitting, body performance and injury management for cyclists and triathletes of all abilities and disciplines. His love of competing in mountain biking, road cycling and track cycling keep his weekends busy! For more information about Cycle Physio, go to www.cyclephysio.com.au.
David has worked both publicly and privately in Australia and the UK, and operated his own private practice in inner Brisbane since 2000. In addition to private practice, David has been involved in teaching other manual therapy practitioners, both in Australia and Europe. He has been a guest lecturer at The University of Queensland & Griffith University Physiotherapy programs, although his teaching focus primarily involves post-graduate level teaching to other clinicians.
David’s passion is helping people overcome difficult and persistent problems. He’d be happy to help you overcome your pain.
Brooke graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1997 and spent 2 years working in the hospital setting before moving to Brisbane and has since been at the Princess Alexandra Hospital specialising in rehabilitation of people suffering a spinal cord injury. She is passionate about providing the highest level of care backed by comprehensive knowledge of the science and research into rehabilitation and obtaining the best outcome for the patients she works with. Her knowledge is recognised through provision of assessments and reports for medico-legal matters, guest lecturing at SE QLD Universities, involvement in research and recent completion of a book chapter for an international textbook.
In 2011 she completed a longitudinal study into enhancing breathing and speech for people having a spinal cord injury and has published several papers. Whilst she is currently not taking new private patients for ongoing therapy at the clinic, she is happy to assist with any queries on medico-legal assessment and reports, specific interventions and planning, equipment funding applications, advice on therapy options, respiratory dysfunction and ventilation. At this time her work within the Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service at PAH keeps her busy in addition to being Mum to two young boys.