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:
- Want to find a drug-free approach to managing their condition.
- Want to avoid surgery for their condition
- Are wanting to understand the underlying causes of their condition, instead of suppressing symptoms only.
- Are prepared to make the necessary lifestyle and dietary changes to achieve clinically significant changes
What is my approach?
Upon booking an initial consultation, patients are asked to fill out a health history questionnaire and forward this back to us along with all recent scans and blood/urine test results. This allows me to review your case prior to your initial visit.
What to expect from a visit?
In your initial visit, I will need to examine all areas that may be contributing to your pain or symptoms. This can include assessment of your muscles, joints, nerves, movement and balance. With more complex or chronic cases, analysis of blood and functional tests may be required to better understand the root cause. Please see my functional medicine page here. A typical assessment and examination includes a thorough review of your health history and current issue/s, ordering or revision of blood test results and scans, movement analysis, neurological examination, spinal exam and other tests as required.For non-musculoskeletal conditionsthe examination focuses on brain function and biochemical analysis.
After I have isolated the main underlying mechanisms that are contributing to your condition, a treatment plan will be explained to you and, with your approval, can be implemented in your initial visit. This will follow onto ongoing care with prognosis becoming evident after 2-3 sessions. Prognosis can range from 2 to 12+ sessions depending on the chronicity and complexity of your condition.Therapies that are typically used can 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 original 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 into 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.
Although I see a vast array of conditions, I have a particular interest in conditions that chronic or affecting the nervous system.
- Chronic pain, including fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis
- Neuropathic pain, including nerve root pain due to a disc bulging and neuropathies such as carpal tunnel syndrome and piriformis syndrome
- Shoulder pain including bursitis, supraspinatus tendinopathy and labral tears
Neuropsychiatric conditions I regularly treat:
Neurological disorders I regularly treat:
- Cerebral palsy
- Post-stroke syndromes
- Multiple sclerosis
- Traumatic brain injury
- Parkinson's disease
Autoimmune conditions I regularly treat:
- Inflammatory bowel diseases
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Hashimoto's disease
- Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
- Joint mobilisation and correction methods
- Neuroarticular dry needle therapy and electrotherapy
- Intramuscular stimulation
- Transcranial photobiomodulation
- Various rehabilitative strategies incorporating strength, balance, mobility and neuromobility
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