Dr Alicia Rayner
Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Alicia completed her physiotherapy degree in Perth, before moving to Melbourne to complete her Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy Masters degrees.
Alicia was accepted into the Specialisation program in 2020, and passed the final exam in 2022, after completing the entire program throughout COVID-19 lockdowns, never leaving her state or meeting her facilitator or cohort.
She is now the 80th Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in Australia, and one of 12 in Victoria.
Alicia has just relocated from rural WA where she was working for University of Western Australia teaching final-year physio students, working in private practice, completing research and presenting physiotherapy courses around WA.
Alicia previously worked for Melbourne Stars and Cricket Victoria, attended the Commonwealth Games, was the inaugural Melbourne University AON Women’s 7’s rugby physiotherapist and worked for various other sports teams (Hockey WA, Hockey Victoria, NT Football Academy, Melbourne University Rugby 10’s).
Alicia regularly presents for the Australian Physiotherapy Association, teaching physiotherapists how to better assess and treat spinal, shoulder and hip/pelvis conditions. She presents her own weekend courses, PD inservices and mentoring for physiotherapists, aiming to improve clinical reasoning and hands-on skills, and works for Clinical Edge, an education company delivering online professional development to physiotherapists.
This wealth of experience allows Alicia to expertly treat all musculoskeletal conditions, including low back pain, hip pain, nerve pain, chronic pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, jaw pain and many more conditions.