Im not sure who specialises in RSI, but while I was on holidays in Brisbane, I had terrible neck/back pain from 3 years of RSI. I visited Kirsten Chapman from Dive Chiropractic Centre, who releived all my pain in just 1 visit! I was then able to visit 'Warner Bros Movie World' and 'Wet N' Wild' Theme parks without any problems. Unfortunately my pain came back when I returned to Singapore, and have yet to find anyone who can help me here. Im really hoping to be able to visit her for a 2nd time in a few months from now.
Kirsten Chapman Dive Chiropractic Centre 2353 Gold Coast H'way Mermaid Beach QLD 4218 PH: 07 5527-7500
a specialist in RSI is:
Dr Milton Cohen
Phone: (02) 9361 - 5900
Director Darlinghurst Arthritis and Pain Research Clinic
St Vincent's Medical Centre
376 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst 2010 You will need a referral from your GP to see him. He is classed as one the top pain specialist in Australia.
He is very professional, and seems to advocate a 'big picture' approach (though I haven't seen other specialists, so I can't judge). Unfortunately, I wasn't happy with the diagnosis (basically, if I can't work w/out pain, get another job). He did suggest I investigate Feldenkrais & Alexander Tech.
I went to the Crows Nest Chiropractic, in Sydney. The Chiropractor is Dr. Craig Moore, and he has been really helpful, he listens to me and is ready to try different things with me to help me get cured. He is the only person who has really helped so far.
After ten years of R.S.I. and multiple treatments, the following massage
therapist has cured me about 90%. Ordinary remedial massage helped but
11 Kirkwood Ave
Epping,NSW ph 02 868 2904
[ Sydney Australia]
I would recommend Dr. Bernard Lake in Sydney, who is both a physician and a Feldenkrais Practitioner. I don't have his phone number, but his email address is BJLAKE @ magna . com . au, and he has a website at http://www.magna.com.au/~bjlake
Also, the Australian Feldenkrais Guild can provide information about Australian practitioners. They can be reached at
Australian Feldenkrais Guild Inc. Locked Bag No. 19 Glebe, NSW 2037 ph/fax (61) 2/597 6561
From: "Bronwen and Karl Ackermann"
Subject: Musician practitioners I've just seen your internet site on providers of health care for RSI, and thought I'd give you my details if they're of interest to your page. I'm an Australian physiotherapist working in Canberra in a private practice, and studying part-time my PhD (in physiotherapy) on injury prevention and management in musicians. I have worked with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as their tour physiotherapist on 4 international tours, and see many musicians for treatment in my Canberra Practice. The details of the practice are: Capital Clinic Manipulative and Sports Physiotherapy, Canberra City Phone number is (02) 62578900 I have a few contacts in Sydney who are interested in treating musicians. They are Dr Dwight Dowda, who is an occupational health physician in Glebe in Sydney, and Susan Coulson, a physiotherapist at "Link" physiotherapy in Rozelle (ph:98742432) Hope this may be of interest Bronwen Ackermann
Here in Adelaide I attend the Physiotherapy Clinic at University of Adelaide. As I am on a disability-pension I get a full treatment for $15 which is quite a saving of the usual 35 to 50 out on the private world, fully employed people only pay $25 I think. I get top class physios, either physios employed by the Uni to provide treatment or at present I get postgrads working for higher qualifications. I have been getting much better over the weeks I have been seeing them, trigger point work on most of the visits. Yesterday I started some very light Pilates work to improve my trunk strength and my posture. They have several pieces of equipment and are being very patient and careful with me. I really have a positive outlook on all this thanks to their care. If anybody needs to have physiotherapy I suggest the ask around for any local University teaching the subject, they nearly always have a program where they will treat the public for reduced rates.
My name is Brendon Chivers and I am a Myotherapy practitioner in Victoria Australia.I beleive that R.S.I is similar in causes and treatments to other conditions such as carpal tunnel,Thoracic outlet syndrome and several others. I have recently become aware that Myotherapy exists in America,although it is not surprising with the contributions J. Travelle and Simmons made to the profession. Our training is an Advanced Diploma of Applied Science at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.We are represented by the Institute of registered Myohterpaists of Ausralia and receive rebates for treatment from participating private health insurers and the government work cover. Our treatment is primarily hands on and includes deep tissue work,myofascial release and strecthing,myofascial acupuncture,action potential therapy,p.n.f strecthing, corrective excercise,nutritional advice and importantly patient education. If you would like to . . . ask any questions please e-mail me at brendonchivers @ optusnet . com . au
My name is Jodi Keating and I am an Australian Chiropractor. I cured my mum of RSI in approx. 6 months (she had had the problem for 15 years) and am anxious to see if I can do the same for others. I live in Thornbury, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and my contact No. is 0409 437 338 and I would love to be included on your list.
I have seen this Rheumy once and he seemed good. He is specialises in work related injuries. He recommended me to go to a rehabilitation hospital that he is the head of: and I am currently waiting for the insurance co. to approve it (2 months later am still waiting) :-) His name is Dr. D.Lewis 441 Bay st Brighton Sports and spinal Clinic 9596 7211 another reader responded: I used to work @ the clinic in Brighton referred to by Helen. Whilst I left just as Dr Lewis was starting, I have heard from friends and patients that he is very good - I think the rehab hospital to which H referred is Cedar Court. The clinic I now work at - Metropolitan Spinal Clinic - has a number of doctors involved in the musculo-skeletal areas, including RSI - or whatever it is known by! (I 'live with' Dequervains myself).