Raphael is a dual titled Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist, awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).
- Post-Graduate Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy Degree (2014)
- Masters of Physiotherapy Degree (2006)
- Bachelors of Exercise Science Degree (2003)
Raphael has extensive experience working with a wide variety of clients in orthopaedic, rehabilitation and musculoskeletal physiotherapy settings, working for the past 13 years in both the public and private sector. He has developed a particular interest in the management of the neck (cervical spine), back (thoracolumbar spine), knee and ankle pain. Raphael applies management principles that involve specific and thorough clinical assessment; advanced-level clinical reasoning and evidence-based treatment including manual therapy, patient education and appropriate exercise prescription/self-management for optimal rehabilitation.
Raphael has considerable experience working with both recreational and elite athletes from a variety of sports, particularly touch football, rugby league, basketball, swimming and surfing. He has excellent knowledge of both injury and performance rehabilitation for all musculoskeletal injuries and has worked closely with athletes to allow them to return to their optimal level of function. Furthermore, he is well experienced in rehabilitating individuals with He is a current member of the Queensland Touch Football sports medicine team and is a consultant physiotherapist for Touch Football Australia.
He has a strong belief in injury prevention and encourages that all individuals seek assistance before any minor ailments become ongoing, and potentially chronic and costly problems. Raphael is passionate about the coastal and outdoor life of his hometown, Gold Coast, and advocates that ANY form of regular physical activity is an integral component for promoting optimal health.
Please do not hesitate to contact Ferry Rd Physio via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on (07) 5532 0999 if you would like to make an appointment with Raphael. Alternatively, you can book an appointment with Raphael online using this link.