Global Specialist Physiotherapy are the most qualified team in Australia to assist your physiotherapy business achieve its clinical and business goals.

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Mr. Kieran Richardson, FACP – Director

Kieran is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as conferred by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2016) who is passionate about patients undertaking physiotherapy rehabilitation to solve their pain and injury problems, prior to opting for imaging, injections or surgery. The 2-year Specialist training Kieran has undertaken is the most rigorous post-Masters degree clinical program for Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in the world. Kieran utilities a research-based, comprehensive approach to each client as an individual, tailoring a specific management plan to achieve significant long-term outcomes. He has formally mentored many physiotherapists in Perth for over 8 years, consulting to a number of private practices offering second opinion, as well as providing professional development lectures, tutorials and education. He has a special interest in ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) tear non-surgical management, and runs national workshops and lectures on this topic. He also works as a sessional academic on the postgraduate Masters Program at Curtin University.



  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

  • Musculoskeletal Group

  • Australian College of Physiotherapy



  • Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)

  • Masters of Clinical Physiotherapy (Manipulative Therapy Major)

  • Fellowship at the Australian College of Physiotherapists (Musculoskeletal Specialisation)

  • Advanced Certificates in Clinical Dry Needling

  • Certificate of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy

  • Certified Mulligan Practitioner



  • HESTA Primary Health Care Award 2013 (nominated)

  • Pride of Australia Medal 2014 (nominated)



  • ACL tear and associated injury management

  • Non-surgical opinion

  • Complex, long-standing pain conditions

  • Hands-on physiotherapy techniques

  • Mulligan techniques

  • Clinical dry needling (scientific acupuncture)

  • Taping techniques

  • Specific exercises

  • Self-management strategies

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Mr Simon Pratt, Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist

Simon is a Titled APA Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist who currently works as a Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at The University of Notre Dame Australia, and clinically in private practice.  Simon also worked for several years as the Physiotherapist for the Western Australian Under-21 Men’s Hockey Team, and served on the Western Australian Sports Physiotherapy Association Board from 2008 to 2013.

Simon is particularly interested in rehabilitation of upper and lower limb injuries, progressing rehabilitation from acute injury to end stage return to function. Simon also enjoys working with patients in developing beginning stage exercise programmes for those interested in commencing or re-commencing exercise. Simon’s research has investigated into ankle and knee injuries, and he is currently undertaking a PhD researching low back pain.

Simon commenced work for Global Specialist Physiotherapy in 2014, consulting to private practitioners to help provide a second opinion, to assist with complex cases, and to deliver tutorials and lectures. Having completed studies in clinical Physiotherapy and education, Simon enjoys both teaching the discipline of Physiotherapy and working clinically in the area.



·         Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

·         Australian Physiotherapy Association

  • Musculoskeletal Group

  • Sports Group



·         Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)

·         Masters of Sports Physiotherapy

·         Masters of Manipulative Therapy

·         Bachelor of Economics

·         Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)

·         Graduate Diploma of Divinity

·         Graduate Certificate of Higher Education



·         Postgraduate Group Research Prize: Highest Group Marks for Research Undertaking in a Postgraduate Physiotherapy Masters course (2008)

·         Highest Graduating Marks in Physical Education Studies for the Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) (2012)



·         Upper and Lower Limb Conditions

·         Initial entry-level exercise programmes

·         Complex, chronic conditions


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Mr Evan Coopes, Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist


Evan is a titled Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist with a special interest in leg, foot and ankle injuries and their management. His principal current role is Course Coordinator of Professional Post-Graduate Courses and lecturer in anatomy and pathology and musculoskeletal physiotherapy in both the undergraduate and post-graduate programs at the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Curtin University. He also works part-time in clinical practice at Ascend Physiotherapy in Mount Claremont.



  • Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports Physiotherapy) (Curtin)

  • Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Manipulative Therapy) (Curtin)

  • Graduate Certificate of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (Curtin)

  • Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) (Curtin)

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (UWA)



  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

  • Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

    • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia

    • Sports Physiotherapy Australia


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Mr. Jay-Shian Tan, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Jay is a titled APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a special interest in upper limb, spinal and persistent pain conditions. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Curtin University, where he won the Brian Edwards award for highest clinical marks. After completing his postgraduate degree, he went on immediately to mentor postgraduate students.

Jay is currently completing a PhD at Curtin University, and provides second opinion consultations at Flex Physiotherapy. He has experience not only teaching musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, pain and behavioural theory, but also their clinical application.



·       Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

·       Australian Physiotherapy Association

·       Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia WA Chapter Chair

·       Chair Communications Portfolio Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia

·       International Association for the Study of Pain

·       Australian Pain Society


·       BSc Physiotherapy (First class Hons)

·       MSc Clinical Physiotherapy -Musculoskeletal Major


·       Brian Edwards Award 2014


·       Diagnostics and management of hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder

·       Complex pain conditions – eg. fibromyalgia, CRPS

·       Spinal examination and management

·       Thermoplastic splinting

·       Exercise prescriptions variations and progressions (early and late stage rehab)

·       Pain science – behaviour, physiology, perceptual and sensory testing