Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Consultants

About us

Neil Bowler

Neil Bowler is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He originally qualified as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the UK in 1982 and subsequently gained post graduate qualifications in Manipulative Therapy and Sports Physiotherapy from Curtin University in Western Australia and an MSc from Oxford Brookes University in the UK. His published research has been in the area of safety and screening issues related to neck manipulation.

Neil’s clinical experience of managing musculoskeletal problems has predominantly been in private practice in Western Australia, but includes work in the mining and gas industries and with sports teams. He also has experience in medical report writing and as an expert witness. Neil has over 12 years teaching experience in the UK where he was a Senior Lecturer on both the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy programmes at Sheffield Hallam University and Oxford Brookes University. He currently shares his time between treating patients, providing specialist opinions for workers’ compensation insurers, and teaching on short continuing professional development courses for physiotherapists.


Peter Fazey

Peter Fazey is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with over thirty years’ experience in private practice and the clinical management of musculoskeletal conditions. Since 1993 he has also been involved in the clinical education of physiotherapists nationally and internationally at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Until 2015 he was Associate Professor and clinical programs coordinator for the Master of Manual Therapy program at the Centre for Musculoskeletal Studies at The University of Western Australia where he now holds the title of Clinical Associate Professor. He also provides second opinions to clinicians and third party payers and is a sought after expert witness for the legal profession. He completed his PhD in Lumbar Spine biomechanics and is widely published in this field.

As an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the Australian College of Physiotherapists and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia, he has held many positions including
• National President of the Australian Physiotherapy Association
• President of the Australian College of Physiotherapists
• Chief examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists
• Director of the Physiotherapy Research Foundation
• Director of the Australian Physiotherapy Council
• Chairman National Professional Standards Panel
• Australian representative World Confederation for Physical Therapy
• Federal Professional Services Review Panel member


Chris Barrett

Chris Barrett is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. He originally qualified as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the UK in 1982 and subsequently gained a post graduate certificate in Manipulative Therapy from Curtin University in Western Australia. Further study has included a Masters of Physiotherapy by research from Curtin University. He was a Senior teaching fellow for the Master of Manual Therapy program at the Centre for Musculoskeletal Studies at The University of Western Australia from 2008 to 2015.

Chris’ varied experience has included being the physiotherapist for the West Coast Eagles, visiting physiotherapist to various mine sites and resources facilities in WA, manager of in-patient services for a large private hospital. He has maintained work in private practice and by working as an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant, he provides file reviews, advice to case managers and physical patient reviews for WA insurers and continues to be involved in post-graduate education for physiotherapists.

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