Who are my patients?
I see patients with a broad range of conditions from acute pain to chronic pain, osteoarthritis to childhood conditions like Osgood-Schlatters disease, and, in particular, nerve-related pain.
Patients who are most suited to my care:
- You want to find a drug-free approach to managing your condition.
- You want to avoid surgery for your condition
- You are wanting to understand the underlying causes of your condition, instead of only suppressing symptoms
- You are prepared to make the necessary lifestyle and dietary changes to achieve clinically significant changes
What can you expect from a visit?
Upon your initial consultation, you will be provided with an in-depth health history questionnaire along with requests for all recent scans and blood/urine test results to ensure a comprehensive review of your case prior to your initial visit.
Examination of all areas that may be contributing to your pain or symptoms, including assessment of your muscles, joints, nerves, spine, movement, and balance. More complex or chronic cases may require analysis of blood and functional tests. Non-musculoskeletal conditions focus the examinations on brain function and biochemical analysis.
After isolating the main underlying mechanisms a treatment plan will be explained to you, and with your approval, implemented in your initial visit.
Ongoing care is then implemented with an evident prognosis after 2-3 sessions (this can vary depending on the chronicity and complexity of your condition). Utilised therapies include joint mobilisation, low-level laser therapy, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, percutaneous electrical stimulation, and much more. Vagus nerve stimulation may be recommended if you suffer from system inflammation, autoimmune disease, gut issues, depression, migraine, or atrial fibrillation.
Emrys is the director and principal clinician at Athletica Physical Health and has owned and operated clinics for over 10 years. In addition to practicing as a Musculoskeletal Therapist. He is the writer and presenter of his own method "The Goldsworthy Protocol for Manual Therapy and Rehabilitation". Previously, he was the Senior Lecturer for the Department of Musculoskeletal Therapy at the Endeavour College of Natural Health, a position he held for over 9 years.
Emrys originally trained as a classical ballet dancer at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet in Melbourne. He went on to join the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company as a company artist where he danced ballets such as Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, A Million Kisses to My Skin, and many more. After having his own health troubles, he decided to retire from ballet and moved back to Australia. The following year he enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy).
After resolving his own health issues with diet and lifestyle changes, he discovered his passion for health and natural medicine. 12 years on, he practices functional medicine with a focus on chronic pain, stress, anxiety and depression.
Qualifications and Memberships
Master of Chiropractic (currently completing)
Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic)
Master of Sports Coaching (Dance)
Bachelor of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy)
Member - International Association of Dance Medicine and Science
Member - International Association for the Study of Pain
Member - Australian Natural Therapists Association