Damien Cummins has been practicing physiotherapy for 27 years, having graduated from Sydney University in 1990. His junior years as a physio began at John Hunter Hospital and later in 1993 at Howzat, Newcastle. In late 1993, he ventured overseas to America where he spent a total of nine years practising physiotherapy, interspersed with global travels including an 18 month journey through Europe, Africa and Australia. While in the USA, he lived in Michigan and North Carolina and gained a different perspective on physical therapy and health care.
Since returning to Australia in 2002, Damien has focused his time growing a successful physiotherapy practice in Mayfield and continuing his education journey to support his passion for treating head and neck pain.
Damien is credentialed in the McKenzie and Mulligan methods of spinal treatment and has been focusing on mechanical spinal treatment over the past 15 years. He is a Level 3 Watson Headache® Certified Practitioner.
Over the past 3 years, Damien has found a special interest in treatment of headache and migraine through his training with Dean Watson in Sydney and the Watson Headache® Institute. This has prompted him to be the founder of The Newcastle Headache Clinic in 2014 with the goal of providing an alternate evidence based treatment to drugs and injections for headache and migraine sufferers.
We have dedicated our training to optimise spinal treatment. We believe we are the best spinal physiotherapy practice in the Newcastle region.Learn More
All of our physiotherapists have specific spinal training. Our team is continually engaging in research and treatment of chronic neck and head pain.Learn More
We are experts in treating movement and position faults of neck joints that specifically relate to the production of head and neck pain and/or migraine.Learn More
Our skills are in manual and exercise therapy. We can use a myriad of different techniques applied to muscles, ligaments and joints to improve movement.Learn More
Essentially, the most common cause of neck and head pain in our society is from sustained poor positions of our necks. Staying still in one position repeatedly (especially a sustained position towards the extreme...
Today I'd like to explain the government's system of funding for physiotherapy treatment of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. The system of funding comes under the Chronic Disease Management Plan.
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