Our practitioners have been providing the highest quality, evidence-based care for the last 25 years initially as the Spinal Management Clinics (SMC) group and since 2014 Advance Healthcare.
Dr Jon Ford (PhD, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist) was one of the first physiotherapists to develop comprehensive treatment programs in accordance with the best available evidence and the biopsychosocial approach. Michael Strintzos was one of Jon’s students at The University of Melbourne and after joining him in clinical practice rapidly became a highly skilled practitioner.
Together Jon and Michael have developed a passionate and committed multi-disciplinary team of physiotherapists, pain doctors, psychologists and podiatrists. Our services include:
- Multi-disciplinary pain management for private and compensable patients
- Sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy with many of our practitioners having a research and clinical interest in complex and persistent low back pain
- Psychology services for private and compensable patients
Many of the Advance Healthcare team are involved in the La Trobe University Low Back Research Team where Jon is also the Physiotherapy Discipline Lead. Our university connections ensure our practitioners remain up to date with the latest research evidence.