Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, MSc (Curtin University), Graduate Entry Master of Physiotherapy (Curtin University), Master of Clinical Manipulative Physiotherapy (Curtin University), Certified Mulligan Concept Teacher, Associate of the Australian Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association, Faculty staff member Manual Concepts, Western Australia.
I have more than 20 years clinical experience in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. I am a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2016.
My clinical expertise includes:
· Management of complex back and neck pain, including headaches
· Upper and lower limb injuries
· Any musculoskeletal condition that has proven persistent.
I ensure my patients:
· Understand their condition and why it has occurred
· Receive evidence-based care and and are aware of all treatment options
· Are given an individualised treatment program aimed at restoring them to their highest level of function as quickly as possible
· Are given strategies to help prevent recurrence of their condition.
My aim is to:
· Educate patients about their condition. This includes diagnoses, cause/s of issue/s, what they are able do during recovery, and how they can be best involved in their recovery.
· Get patients back to functioning at an optimal level as soon as possible.
· Take the time to appreciate and address all aspects contributing to people’s condition, rather than just treating the symptoms.
· Provide the highest level of care.
Dr. Vaidas Stalioraitis
What is a Specialist Physiotherapist?
· A Specialist Physiotherapist is a clinician who has achieved the highest level of physiotherapy training and competency in Australia, allowing them to use the title of Doctor.
· Candidates must have significant clinical experience and post-graduate qualifications to be able to undertake the rigorous two-year training and examination process to become a Specialist Physiotherapist.
· A Specialist Physiotherapist provides comprehensive reviews or second opinion reviews for patients who are experiencing continued musculoskeletal pain despite seeing other health professionals.
· A Specialist Physiotherapist can provide evidence-based information if a patient is considering an invasive procedure such as surgery or injections, and can look at the best options for the individual patient’s needs.