Philip qualified as a physiotherapist in 1971, worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne for a year and then went to London, U.K., to study Osteopathy graduating in 1975.
His treatment approach to musculoskeletal conditions is based on his training and experience as both an Osteopath and a Physiotherapist. Over a 40 year period Philip has been involved with teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students at La Trobe, RMIT and Victoria Universities in Melbourne. He currently holds the appointments of Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Health and Biomedicine, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Allied Health, Oklahoma University Health Science Centre, Oklahoma, USA. Philip, as co-author, has recently completed the fourth edition of a manipulation textbook which is used as a recommended text in both Australian and overseas universities. He has been a consultant to the Medical Panels of Victoria since 2002.
He places a high priority on keeping informed about the latest research and treatment techniques in the field of musculoskeletal medicine.
The health professions are highly represented in Philip’s family. His wife is a physiotherapist, one of his sons is an osteopath and another son is a pharmacist. When not teaching or treating patients, Philip spends his time being the Victorian member of the Osteopathy Board of Australia, playing golf, relaxing at Blairgowrie or barracking for Collingwood with his four sons.