Your Canberra physiotherapist, Phil Patton

 

After working as a sports physiotherapist for over a decade, I was astounded by the number of clients who had tried multiple forms of physical therapy and were still experiencing severe or indefinable pain.

 

Wanting to do more, I decided to expand my experience and training, travelling overseas to study a variety of physical therapy techniques that were successfully being used to treat pain and illness in patients of all ages and physical health.

 

I now help clients experiencing a wide range of symptoms – from an injured ankle or sore back, to chronic muscle and joint pain, and other undiagnosed physical discomfort.

Professional titles and University qualifications

  • Tilted APA Sports Physiotherapist

  • Master of Sports Physiotherapy (La Trobe University, Melbourne)

  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Physiotherapy (The University of Sydney)

Post-graduate training

  • Certified Integrated Systems Model Practitioner (Diane Lee)

  • Certified Visceral Manipulation Therapist (Barral Institute)

  • Craniosacral Therapy (Upledger Institute)Craccccc

  • Lymph Drainage Therapy (Chikly Health Institute)

  • Buteyko Breathing Practitioner (BIBH)

 

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Memberships and affliations

  • Member Australian College of Physiotherapists

  • Member Australian Physiotherapy Association

 

​​How I work

 

We begin with an initial appointment so we can talk about your symptoms, test results, prior treatment, medical history, and so on.

 

You can make an appointment to see me even if you do not have a referral from a physician.

 

During the initial appointment, we will create a treatment plan together. For some, this may be weekly treatments. For others, it may be fortnightly appointments for 3-6 months. Your treatment plan is tailored to treat your unique symptoms, and your personal schedule.

 

My sessions are a little longer than standard physiotherapy appointments, as I prefer to maximise what we can achieve in each session. 

 

To get started, please book an appointment or call me on 0438 112 725 for a friendly chat.

 

My story

 

My love for physiotherapy began at a young age, having been through my own struggles with physical health.

 

After an operation to correct an unexplainable intestinal issue at only 9 months old, I was plagued by severe growing pains as a child, leading to a knee injury when I was 12 years old that prevented me from doing my favourite thing in the world…playing sport.

 

As a teenager I endured the nickname “Grandpa” because I was always getting injuries and sprains that stopped me from joining in with others.

 

I became fascinated with the human body and mobility, and set out to find a cure for my own mobility problems. This led to a career in physiotherapy and subsequent study in complementary techniques that would lead to a better quality of life for all my clients.

 

I understand the physical and emotional anguish that comes from not being able to do what you want to do every day, and find great joy in helping others understand, manage and eliminate their pain to improve their health and wellbeing.

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