Dr Alicia Rayner
Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Having been awarded the title of Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, in 2022 by the Australian College of Physiotherapists, Dr Alicia Rayner has achieved the highest clinical recognition of physiotherapy in Australia. This title is only awarded to physiotherapists who demonstrate exceptional skills and knowledge in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. With this recognition, Alicia joins a select group of only 13 Musculoskeletal Specialist Physiotherapists in Victoria.
Alicia holds Masters degrees in both Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Sports Physiotherapy, in addition to her specialist title, and has extensive experience working with athletes and diverse sporting teams, such as: Cricket Victoria, Melbourne Stars, and the Melbourne University AON Women’s 7’s national programme. She has also worked with a number of state hockey, football, and rugby teams. One of Alicia’s career highlights was attending the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
Alicia enjoys working with a diverse range of clients, but she has a special interest in treating complex problems such as jaw pain, headaches, chronic pain, or long-term injuries, as well as providing advanced spinal treatment. As one of our clinic’s most experienced practitioners, Alicia is well-equipped to provide effective hands-on treatment and individualised exercise rehabilitation to her clients, ensuring optimal outcomes.
Key examples of Alicia’s dedication to her industry include the advancement of the physiotherapy discipline through her research pursuits and fostering the growth of the next generation of practitioners. She regularly conducts courses for the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is currently engaged in research at Western Sydney University, exploring various mentoring strategies for physiotherapists. Alicia’s passion for education is evident through her previous experience as a lecturer and supervisor of physiotherapy students at the University of Western Australia, and her current role as a lecturer and supervisor of postgraduate students at La Trobe University.
Growing up on a farm in country WA, in a town of around 400 people, has given Alicia an appreciation for and understanding of the importance of community, and access to high quality healthcare.
In her spare time, you can find Alicia walking in the parks of Melbourne, trying new coffee hotspots and crocheting rugs in preparation for the Melbourne winter!