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Specialist Physiotherapy

Specialist Physiotherapy at Next Wave Therapy is provided by Dr Jonathan Wray FACP (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists, 2020).

Specialisation as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists is conferred to physiotherapists who have attained the highest level of expertise in their particular field of physiotherapy. These physiotherapists have undergone a rigorous training and examination process. Once you achieve specialisation, you are known as a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP), the pre-eminent professional body representing specialist physiotherapists in Australasia.

Fellows are sought-after by their peers, other health professionals and consumers for their high level of clinical expertise. As a Fellow they also contribute to the professional education of their colleagues, actively engage in their own professional development, and may be involved in research activities.

The Specialist Physiotherapy services that Jonathan provides include:

  • Management of complex musculoskeletal pain presentations
  • Insurance reviews
  • Second opinions
  • Professional development and training for other health professionals
  • Mentoring for physiotherapists

Insurance Reviews for Injured Workers

A Specialist Physiotherapy Review provides a comprehensive clinical examination to establish:

  • A diagnosis based on a thorough clinical assessment and interpretation of medical imaging and testing
  • Identification of significant contributing factors to a patient’s pain presentation
  • An evidenced based management plan
  • Recommendations regarding patient management for all stake holders and parties involved

Complex Pain Presentations

Pain is termed complex when there are many different and connected parts which contribute to it persisting.

A Specialist Physiotherapist has expertise in assessment and diagnosis of different type(s) of pain a person is experiencing. This may be after an acute injury or ongoing pain which persists long after normal tissue healing times.

Specialist physiotherapists get to the root of the problem and help people to understand what is happening and why they are experiencing pain.

Most importantly, in collaboration with the patient, they give a clear plan for treatment and a roadmap to recovery and beyond.

Professional Development Training

Jonathan provides the following training for physiotherapists in Perth, WA

  • Integrative Acupuncture level 1 for the Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Dry Needling level 1 for the Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Master classes for the Australian Society of Acupuncture Physiotherapist
  • Professional development in-service delivery for private practice physiotherapist on musculoskeletal conditions

Jonathan is currently supervising Post Graduate Physiotherapists undertaking Specialisation training with the Australian College of Physiotherapy.