© 2019 by Musculoskeletal Framework Team

ABOUT

The authors have collaborated closely for a number of years to develop the Framework based on their broad clinical, teaching and research expertise. This process has also involved collaboration with other colleagues at Curtin University as well as a broad and diverse network of highly skilled individuals across different professions throughout the world. Most importantly, experience with and feedback from individuals with musculoskeletal pain has strongly shaped the development of this Framework.

The authors
Dr Tim Mitchell PhD 

Tim is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist*  who consults on complex musculoskeletal disorders in clinical practice and teaches on the postgraduate Clinical Masters of Physiotherapy program at Curtin University, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science.

Dr Darren Beales PhD 

Darren is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist* who consults on complex musculoskeletal disorders in clinical practice and is a senior research fellow at Curtin University.

Darren is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist* who consults on complex musculoskeletal disorders in clinical practice and is a senior research fellow at Curtin University. 

Prof Helen Slater PhD

Helen is a clinical researcher at Curtin University. Her key area of interest is translational pain research: investigating the mechanisms underlying musculoskeletal pain; the use of digital health to support improved pain care; and policy-into-practice implementations using Models of Care. She is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist* and is a member of the IASP curricula taskforce.

Prof Peter O'Sullivan PhD

Peter is a clinical researcher at Curtin University and a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist* who also consults on complex musculoskeletal disorders in clinical practice.  He is recognised internationally as a leading clinical researcher and educator in chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders.

* as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists 2007