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Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology)
  • Doctor of Physiotherapy
  • Watson Headache Practitioner
    • Level 1 Watson Headache Foundation Course
    • Level 2 Watson Headache Consolidation Course
  • Mulligan’s Manual Therapy Concepts  – Lower Quadrant
  • Ridgway Method Trained
  • Musculoskeletal Segmental Layering and Dry Needling

Learn More About Douglas

Douglas is an inherently inquisitive individual who contributes a blend of compassion and enthusiasm to the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia team.

Having acquired diverse academic and professional experiences across various countries, including Hong Kong, Canada, and presently Australia, Douglas brings a global perspective to his role. Prior to embarking on his career as a physiotherapist, Douglas cultivated a profound and enduring interest in sports, particularly basketball. His engagement in numerous basketball tournaments and swimming competitions across Southeast Asia attests to his longstanding dedication to athletic pursuits.

Douglas successfully attained his Doctor of Physiotherapy degree from Bond University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Throughout his professional journey, Douglas has engaged with a diverse spectrum of patients, extending from professional athletes grappling with musculoskeletal conditions to individuals undergoing neurological rehabilitation within hospital settings. Motivated by a fervent commitment to ongoing professional development, Douglas has cultivated a keen interest in areas such as back pain management, post-surgical rehabilitation, and sports rehabilitation.

Douglas is a firm advocate of tailoring each treatment to meet the unique needs of the individual patient. He underscores the importance of a comprehensive assessment of symptoms and conditions as the cornerstone for devising effective treatment plans.

In his approach, Douglas prioritises having compassion and dedication, recognising these as essential elements in achieving optimal treatment outcomes and assisting individuals in reaching their goals. Leveraging his expertise in manual therapy, biomechanics, and neurological rehabilitation, Douglas is committed to optimising the effectiveness of every treatment he administers.

Douglas has a diverse range of interests, with a primary passion for sports. During his formative years, Douglas excelled in competitive swimming and basketball, showcasing his dedication and skill at a high level.

In addition to his athletic pursuits, Douglas finds joy in musical expression, playing the saxophone with proficiency and sharing his knowledge by teaching drumming to others.

Moreover, Douglas loves food, and has a particular fondness for international cuisine. His extensive travels have afforded him the opportunity to sample some of the best cuisines from around the world. Currently, he channels his culinary passion into creating homemade ramen for his friends to enjoy!

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