Rebranding of Spinal Management Clinics as Advance Healthcare

Spinal Management Clinics rebranding to Advance Healthcare

For the last 20 years the Spinal Management Clinics (SMC) group has been providing multi-disciplinary Pain Management and exercise rehabilitation for patients with persistent pain.  In late 2014 the founder of SMC (Jon Ford - PhD, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist) with our Pain Doctors (Dr Barry Slon, Dr Safa Hamza and Dr Malcolm Ong) and all associated allied health practitioners (including Michael Strintzos) set up a new business named Advance Healthcare.

Whilst the name has changed the services remain the same with a renewed focus on quality of patient care and integrating the latest medical research into our programs.  In particular we offer:

  • Multi-disciplinary pain management for private and compensable patients (with referral to program commencement usually between 3-6 weeks)
  • Sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy with a special interest in low back and shoulder pain informed by our ongoing research program
  • Psychology services for private and compensable patients
  • Practices at Boronia, Bundoora, St Albans and a new location in Hoppers Crossing

Communication is an essential component of our services.  We will involve you in any key decision making related to the patient and keep you informed of progress during our treatment programs.

If you would like to know more about the Advance Healthcare please contact me on 0422 244 183 or 

Direct referral for Pain Management and other services can be made by completing and faxing/emailing our referral form.  Following receipt of the referral we contact the patient for an appointment and organise any third party funding requirements. 

We look forward to working with you to achieve better outcomes for your patient needs.