Welcome to Advance Healthcare and our new website!

Our business started out with Jon Ford working out of Prahran Sports Medicine Centre in the early 1990s trying to apply the latest research evidence to patients with back pain.  Over the years and with the support of Michael Kenihan and the LifeCare group Spinal Management Clinics was born.  Although well known by patients and referrers the "Spinal Management brand" over time created some confusion particularly as we began to branch out from back pain into the treatment of all types of persistent pain.  

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As a result the practitioners of what was Spinal Management Clinics (within the LifeCare group) decided to purchase the business and rebrand as Advance Healthcare.  We think the name "Advance" reflects our focus on the highest quality clinical care integrating the best available evidence.  Our new name also is indicative of our approach to further develop our clinical research team.


We hope you like our new website.  If there are any suggestions for improvements please drop me a line at jford@advancehealthcare.com.au.  I look forward to working with patients and referrers to achieve great clinical outcomes!

Until next time