Back Pain and Musculoskeletal Conditions

The Back Pain and Musculoskeletal Conditions stream includes research staff, research students and professional staff from a variety of backgrounds including physiotherapy, chiropractic, pharmacy, rheumatology, emergency medicine and orthopaedic surgery. The focus areas of this stream are improving clinical care, preventing overdiagnosis, intervention testing, children and adolescents and surgery.

Stream leader: Professor Chris Maher

BAppSc(Phty), GradDipAppSc(ExSpSc), GradDipAppSc(ManipPhty), PhD, DMedSc, FACP, FAAHMS

Professor Chris Maher is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. His clinical training is in physiotherapy and he is a fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapy. Chris is best known for his clinical research evaluating the management of low back pain which has been published in leading journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine and British Medical Journal.

Supported by the following: Prof Chris Lin, Dr Bethan Richards, Prof Ian Harris, Prof Steve Kamper, Dr Christina Abdel Shaheed, Dr Gustavo Machado, Dr Stephanie Mathieson, Dr Joshua Zadro, Dr Mary O’Keeffe, Dr Giovanni Ferreira, Dr Adrian Traeger, Dr Steven Gilbert, Dr Danielle Coombs, Chang Liu, Melanie Hamilton, Alla Melman, Chris Han, Caitlin Jones, Simon Vella, Priti Kharel, Qiuzhe Chen, Laura Montgomery, Min Jiat Teng, Hanan McLachlan and Melissa Webb.