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Prahran, Victoria, Australia, 2012/03/29 - LifeCare Sports Medicine clinic in Prahran is pleased to welcome Dr. Henry Wajswelner in a consulting role with us on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning March 23rd, 2012. Henry is the first Specialist Sports Physiotherapists in Australia.
LifeCare Sports Medicine clinic in Prahran is pleased to welcome Dr. Henry Wajswelner in a consulting role with us on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning March 23rd, 2012. Henry is the first Specialist Sports Physiotherapists in Australia, with vast experience working in clinical Sports Medicine as well as research and education.
Henry started to learn his trade as a Sports Physiotherapist firstly at Malvern Sports Medicine Centre in East Malvern, and then spent 14 years at the AIS in Canberra and 9 years at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre. He has been on the Australian Olympic Team with Rowing as his specialty sport. Through working with elite, club level and school-age rowers, he developed his specialty in the management of spinal pain and particularly thoracic problems. He developed the Thoracic Spine in Sport Course for the APA that he continues to teach. Henry completed the Australian College of Physiotherapy Fellowship exams in 2007, being one of the first to qualify as a Specialist in Sports Physiotherapy. He obtained his Clinical Doctorate from the University of Melbourne in 2011. His doctoral research thesis was a randomized controlled trial of Clinical Pilates versus General Exercise in the Management of Chronic Low Back Pain.
Henry was previously the Chairman of Sports Physiotherapy Australia, and more recently the Clinical Manager and Specialist Physiotherapist at DMA Clinical Pilates Physiotherapy in South Yarra.
With this background he has applied his knowledge of Pilates-based treatment in the elite sporting sphere to all sufferers of chronic spinal and lumbo-pelvic pain. He is very experienced in assessing and co-managing difficult, chronic or complex injuries with his fellow Sports Medicine Practitioners, with particular focus on those problems not responding to previous treatment. He loves to work out solutions for difficult problems with his fellow physiotherapists, who are welcome to come with their client to work through the problem together, and devise a collaborative management plan.
As part of his passion for clinical education and teamwork, Henry Wajswelner has recently taken over as Co-ordinator of the Master of Sports Physiotherapy Program at Latrobe University.
Henry Wajswelner will consult at Prahran as a Specialist Physiotherapist, and will be available to the group as a specialist clinician and deliver PD sessions.