Manual Therapy


Our physios have undergone training with some of the world’s leading manual therapists. These experts are from various fields including physiotherapists, osteopaths, massage therapists and biomechanists. Modalities used include muscle energy technique, positional release, joint mobilization, Mulligan technique and trigger point therapy, post surgical rehabilitation. All these techniques are very gentle and are low risk.

Lower Back Pain


Our treatment approach for lower back pain is a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription. This approach is highly influenced by Phil’s time spent teaching the low back pain unit in the Master of Sports Physiotherapy programme. As most low back pain stems from a degenerative condition, it is important that the correct exercise program is prescribed so that the condition does not deteriorate.

Neck Pain


The physiotherapists at Byron Bay Physiotherapy have an ongoing interest in neck pain. In 2009, they completed and presented a research project entitled “Thoracic mobilisation for acute neck pain”. Therefore they have extensively researched neck treatment before determining what they consider to be the most effective treatment for neck pain. Treatment modalities include manual therapy techniques and exercise & stretching programs.

Sports Injury


Byron Bay Physiotherapy has looked after athletes of all levels for many years, from local masters athletes to world champions. Our involvement in elite sports means we have been actively involved at the cutting edge of sports injury management. Our physios have spent hours working alongside some of the world’s leading medical specialists, sports scientists and coaches. As such we have the understanding, experience and network to deliver the best possible outcomes.

Surfing Injuries


Phil has worked with elite surfers for over 15 years. On many occasions he has had to manage their injuries leading up to WCT and WQS competitions. He has also acted as an injury management consultant to Red Bull sports surfing program. Not only will you get back in the water quickly, he can design a program to keep you surfing for years.



Vertigo can be described as a sensation of dizziness or a spinning feeling when you turn your head or bend and lie down. Certain conditions that cause vertigo can be treated simply with the help of physiotherapy techniques. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which is a common condition, has been shown to be treated effectively and provide long term control of symptoms. Your doctor or physiotherapist can help diagnose the cause of your vertigo.

Dry Needling



Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses an acupuncture needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of pain and movement impairments. Dry Needling assists with decreasing local muscular pain and improving function through the restoration of a muscle's ability to lengthen and shorten normally by releasing myofascial trigger points

Post Surgery Rehabilitation

We have worked with top specialists for many years and have optimized our post surgical rehabilitation to ensure good patient outcomes.


Exercise Prescription

Our therapists are up to date with the latest research, and have completed the Australian weight lifting Level 3 course, ensuring programs are safe and efficient.