Team Member

DR JAMES MACFARLANE Director, Physio and Chiro

Dr James Macfarlane studied physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne graduating with a Diploma of Physiotherapy from the Physiotherapy School of Victoria in 1964.

After that he studied at the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA), graduating as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1968. He also holds a certificate in Advanced Dry Needling from the University of Melbourne. He studied manipulative therapy with Dr’s Cyriax, Maitland and Kaltenborn.

James has furthered his studies in acupuncture and dry needling with Professor Ren of Beijing and the International College of Medical Acupuncture in 2004, and the University of Melbourne in 2007. Other important activities included workshop on neural mobilization with David Butler and seminars in Rome in 2003 and 2005 with well-known international spinal specialists, Professors Nachemsen, Waddell, Bogduk, Melzak, Jull, Hodges, Mulligan, McConnell, Vincenzo, Roccobado and Cranio-sacral therapy with Dr Upledger.

James attended low back and pelvic pain conferences in Melbourne in 2004 and Barcelona 2007 under Prof Andry Vleeming. He regularly attends operating sessions with prominent orthopaedic and spinal surgeons. He has studied Rehabilitation and Prof Janda’s work with Dr Craig Liebenson DC of Los Angeles.

Dr Macfarlane has a special interest in back, hip and lower extremity pain, sciatica and disc problems, as well as a background in all musculo-skeletal complaints and sports injuries, including headaches, migraine, jaw, and neck and arm pain. He is a member of Australian Assoc of Musculoskeletal Medicine, COCA and IAMMM (International Association of Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine, and is a former member of the APA where he was also on the committee for acupuncture and dry needling. He is accredited with Hip Arthroscopy Australia for treatment of Anterior Hip pain. (FAI and Labrum Injuries).

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