Physiotherapy Education

Neil qualified as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the UK in 1982. He subsequently completed post-graduate Diplomas in Manipulative Therapy and in Sports Physiotherapy from Curtin University and a Master’s degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy from Oxford Brookes University in the UK. In 2009 Neil successfully completed specialisation examinations to be admitted as a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

Physiotherapy Experience

Neil has over 35 years’ experience in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal problems. He has worked in hospitals, private practices and with sports teams in Australia and the UK. More recently he worked as an on-site physiotherapist in the oil/gas and in the iron ore mining industries.

Neil has over 10 years teaching experience in the UK where he was a Senior Lecturer on both the undergraduate Physiotherapy and post-graduate Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy programs at Sheffield Hallam University and Oxford Brookes University. He was also a clinical supervisor on the Master of Manipulative Therapy course at Curtin University. Neil regularly teaches on short continuing professional development courses in the UK for Manual Therapy Courses and has been an invited tutor on numerous spinal manual therapy courses internationally. He has research papers published in the area of safety and screening issues related to neck manipulation and on the effects of manual therapy for the neck.

How Neil can help you

Neil has had a particular interest in neck and jaw problems for many years. Whether you have neck pain, jaw symptoms, headache or neck related arm symptoms, Neil will work with you to set realistic and achievable recovery goals. His extensive musculoskeletal experience, clinical reasoning skills and use of evidence-informed interventions will help you to reach the best possible functional outcome.

Neil Bowler

Neil Bowler