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Dr Henry Wajswelner Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy

Dr Henry Wajswelner FACP co-ordinates the Master of Sports Physiotherapy course at La Trobe University. He trained as a physiotherapist at La Trobe University (Lincoln Institute) and has since worked in a variety of settings as a sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist including a previous teaching position at the University of Melbourne.

Henry is an APA Specialist Sports Physiotherapist having passed the Australian College of Physiotherapy exam in 2007, being one of the first Sports Physiotherapists in Australia to achieve a Fellowship. He has had extensive clinical experience at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, DMA Clinical Pilates Physiotherapy, the Back in Motion Health Group and Lifecare Sports Medicine Centres. He has been on the Australian Olympic Team and attended many World Championships events with
the Australian Rowing Team. He was National Chairman of Sports Physiotherapy Australia for four years, and helped develop the new APA specialisation framework.

Henry's postgraduate qualifications include a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and a Masters by Research which focussed on the mechanism of rib stress fractures in elite rowers. His current research activities include the role of exercise and pilates in the
management of chronic back pain, posture and hip tendinopathy. He has completed a Clinical Doctorate in Physiotherapy and his thesis topic was a randomised controlled trial of Pilates in the management of chronic low back pain.

Henry has a passion for clinical education and has mentored many fellow physiotherapists on their own path to become sports pecialists. When not at La Trobe, Henry consults privately as a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist at Lifecare Prahran Sports Medicine and Ovens Valley Physiotherapy in Victoria's beautiful North-East. He stays healthy by cycling to work, skiing and keeping up with his active young family.


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