DR DARREN BEALES

FACP PhD MManipTher BSc(Phty)

QUALIFICATIONS

2009   PhD

2008   FACP (Fellow Australian College of Physiotherapists)

2000   Master of Manipulative Therapy

1992   Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)

CURRENT POSITIONS

2012 - Present   NHMRC Research Fellow, Curtin University

2015 - Present   Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Pain Options

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2010 - Present   Australian Institute of Company Directors

2008 - Present   Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapy

2000 - Present   Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia

1992 - Present   Australian Physiotherapy Association

PAST APPOINTMENTS

2010 - 2015  Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, SouthCare Physiotherapy

2010 - 2014   Australian Physiotherapy Association: Director

2009 - 2010   Australian College of Physiotherapists: National Advisory Council Representative

2007 - 2009   Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia: National Advisory Council Representative

2004 - 2006   Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia: Vice-Chair

2001 - 2004   WA Chapter of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia: Secretary/Treasurer

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE, UNIVERSITY

Darren has spent over 10 years teaching musculoskeletal physiotherapy at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

OTHER POST GRADUATE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Over the last 5 years Darren has taught post-graduate education nationally, primarily with self-developed content on pelvic girdle pain.

He is also an inaugural facilitator training specialist physiotherapist candidates for the Australian College
of Physiotherapists.

MAJOR CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (as presenter)

    Beales DJ, O'Sullivan PB, Briffa K. Increased physical load during an active straight leg raise in pain free subjects. MPA 16th Biennial Conference as part of APA Conference Week, Sydney, Australia. Accepted for presentation in October 2009

    O'Sullivan PB, Smith AJ, Beales DJ, Straker LM. Slump sitting is associated with adolescent back pain provoked by sitting: What factors should we target for change? MPA 16th Biennial Conference as part of APA Conference Week, Sydney, Australia. Accepted for presentation in October 2009

    Beales DJ, O'Sullivan PB, Briffa K. Changes in motor patterning in subjects with chronic pelvic girdle pain: a potential mechanism for ongoing pain and disability. The Spectrum of Pain, 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Pain Society, Perth, Australia. 2008

    Beales DJ, O'Sullivan PB, Briffa K. Changes in motor patterning in subjects with chronic pelvic girdle pain: a potential mechanism for ongoing pain and disability. ASMR Medical Research Week Symposium, Perth, Australia. 2008. AWARDED: University of Western Australia Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation Award

    Beales DJ, O'Sullivan PB, Briffa K. Changes in motor patterning in subjects with chronic pelvic girdle pain: a potential mechanism for ongoing pain and disability. The Mark Liveris Health Sciences Research Student Seminar, Perth Australia. 2007

    Beales DJ, O'Sullivan PB, Briffa K. Changes in motor patterning in subjects with pelvic girdle pain during an active straight leg raise. MPA 15th Biennial Conference as part of APA Conference Week, Cairnes, Australia. 2007

    Beales DJ, O'Sullivan PB, Briffa K. Non-uniform motor control changes with manual pelvic compression during an active straight leg raise in pelvic girdle pain patients. MPA 15th Biennial Conference as part of APA Conference Week, Cairnes, Australia. 2007 (5 slides in 5 minutes presentation). AWARDED: Best 5 by 5 presentation

    Beales DJ, O'Sullivan PB, Briffa K. Motor control responses to respiratory and low level physical loading in pain free subjects: pilot findings. MPA 14th Biennial Conference, Brisbane, Australia. 2005 (combined poster/presentation)

    O'Sullivan PB, Beales DJ. Changes in pelvic floor and diaphragm kinematics and respiratory patterns in subjects with sacroiliac joint pain following a motor learning intervention: a case series. MPA 12th Biennial Conference, Adelaide, Australia. 2002

    O'Sullivan PB, Beales DJ, Beetham JA, Cripps J, Graf F, Lin IB, Tucker B, Avery A. Altered motor control strategies in subjects with sacroiliac joint pain during the active straight-leg-raise test. MPA 12th Biennial Conference, Adelaide, Australia. 2002

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