Dr Merv Travers PhD is a Senior Research Scholar working in the area of low back pain, tendon pain and exercise rehabilitation at the School of Health Sciences and Physiotherapy, The University of Notre Dame Australia.
Merv lectures in the Advanced Anatomy & Pathology, Applied Clinical Sports Science and Sport Rehabilitation units in the Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy Masters programmes at Curtin University, Australia. He also lectures on merging exercise and pain science in the Physiotherapy Masters programme at Aalborg University, Denmark, as well as other international engagements.
He completed his PhD at Curtin University where he also maintains an Adjunct Research Fellow role. He has a Masters of Manipulative Therapy and is a qualified strength & conditioning coach (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association – Level 2).
Mervyn’s clinical background includes working in professional rugby union and he provides clinical consultation for complex musculoskeletal conditions.
Merv provides high-quality evidence-based exercise rehabilitation education for physiotherapists and other exercise rehabilitation professionals. He uses his clinical experience, research expertise and strong educational background to deliver expert content to help clinicians confidently incorporate exercise rehabilitation into their practice.
The strong focus on practical skills with robust theoretical underpinnings allow physiotherapists to learn strength and conditioning foundations and apply them to clinical scenarios. The aim is to foster a fun, practical and encouraging learning environment that allows participants to optimise their knowledge and competency in the areas of pain and exercise rehabilitation.