Formetric 4D system with integrated stabilometry force plate has arrived and I am testing it out on patients. I have seen a few of them in operation around the world but now I can really play!!! There is quite a steep learning curve in the interpretation of the data and the tests, but I am really enjoying the process. I have realised that I’ve done 20 years of preparation for this. I am really lucky to have the team behind me in the clinic. Carol, our Irish Leprechaun, worked really hard to get the TGA approval and decided today to have a ribbon cutting ceremony for the device. Strawberry’s, Champagne, Cookies, and even white gloves (thanks to Tim) to cut the ribbon. 6diers_1 I think sometimes we get lost in the intensity of the work to step back and take a breather. Which brings me to 2 cases I saw last week. 2 young adult cases, both post fusion and both referred by their doctors. They haven’t come from their surgeons but from their GP’s. We spent time going through their curves and the surgical corrections and some general exercises that they can integrate into ther regular exercise programs. The most important message that I had for these cases, was… to step back from the intensity of the scoliosis process and get on with life.7IMGA0629 I finally managed to complete the analysis of the data on adult spinal deformity and compensations. I submitted the proposal to the Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference and am still awaiting their decision. I met with an esteemed Professor of Endocrinolgy as I have some intersting ideas about low bone density and spinal deformity. We had a really interesting discussion and it was enlightening to find a intellectual sparring partner, who when shouts out, show me the data….  I have it right there. July!! its been a busy month. Next month its back to the Medtronic spinal deformity meeting!!!  Thank you Medtronic – I think.]]>

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Larry is a highly skilled physiotherapist who specialises in treating back and neck pain, postural issues and scoliosis. He is certified in Schroth and SEAS methods and through the Egoscue University. Larry has a background in elite gymnastics and springboard diving and also has many years experience in endurance running and triathlons. His specialist knowledge and techniques have seen him appointed as a gymnastics coach and physiotherapist at both the Olympics Games and Special Olympics.

His passion and driving philosophy is about achieving the best outcomes for his patients utilising an amalgam of the latest techniques and theories while recognising there may sometimes be a need for invasive procedures. Where deemed appropriate Larry will then refer to a specialist. To further his holistic understanding and approach, Larry is currently undertaking a Ph.D. in Spinal Deformity and regularly attends and speaks at international conferences and courses and clinics.

Fun fact: Larry is learning how to surf - so be careful next time you go to the beach! Qualifications: B.Sc (Physiotherapy); M.Sc. (Exercise Physiology); Advanced Certificates in Schroth (BSPTS) and Egoscue (PAS) and SEAS Larry is Level II certified (advanced) in the conservative treatment of Scoliosis based on the Schroth method. The training was conducted by Dr Manuel Rigo of the Barcelona School at Scoliosis Rehab Inc in Wisconsin. He has completed his SEAS scoliosis treatment training at ISICO in Milan. Larry has also spent time working with Dr Rigo in the Barcelona clinic. Larry also has advanced certificates in shoulder treatment, posture alignment therapy and acupuncture.