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Paul Bosisto

Paul Bosisto

Paul Bosisto

Paul Bosisto graduated from Physiotherapy at Latrobe University in Melbourne in 1989. Paul has worked extensively with neurological disorders and is passionate about the brain and nervous system. More recently, Paul has directed his neurological knowledge to understanding and managing the problems of complex pain states, sensory-motor disorders, disabling fatigue, functional neurological disorders and hypermobility.

Paul has extensive involvement with the Australian Physiotherapy Association. He was Chairperson of the APA National Neurology Group from 2011-2014 and is currently Chairperson of the Qld Chapter of the APA Pain Group. Paul is currently completing a Master of Science in Pain Medicine.

Paul is committed to an approach of finding simple self-management solutions for complex problems. He combines education, cognitive behavioural change, exercise and traditional physiotherapy techniques to restore lifestyle balance and reduce the impact of longstanding difficult to manage problems. Paul’s repertoire includes neurological physiotherapy, vestibular physiotherapy, sensory-motor rehabilitation, pain management, fatigue management, cardiac and respiratory rehabilitation and musculo-skeletal physiotherapy.

Paul is a runner and has completed 9 marathons. Paul is also interested in teaching self-management strategies for running injuries and overtraining syndrome.

Services provided:
Acute and chronic pain management:
Includes complex pain disorders such as CRPS, Neuropathic pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Back pain, Sciatica, Neck pain, Pelvic pain, Lateral hip pain, Shoulder pain, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Headache.
Sensory processing disorders:
Sensory motor disorders, Sensory modulation disorders, Sensory integration disorders.
Neurological disorders:
Functional neurological disorder, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Dystonic disorders, Non-epileptic seizure and POTS syndrome, Neuropathy. Paul can also treat: Stroke, Brain and Spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinson’s disease.
Vestibular disorders:
Benign positional vertigo. Meniere’s disease, Labyrinthitis/Vestibular neuritis.

Dr Xiaoqi Chen

Dr Xiaoqi Chen

Dr Xiaoqi Chen

Physiotherapist
Special interests in neck, back & shoulder pain, whiplash, concussion, headaches, cervicogenic dizziness, Hypermobile Spectrum Disorder (HSD) and Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (hEDS). 

Originally from Singapore, Chen has now made Brisbane home. Chen has been a physiotherapist since 2009, and recently completed her PhD at the University of Queensland which studied the risk factors associated with neck pain, and the impact of workplace-based interventions on neck pain in office workers (2017). Her passion to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice is manifested in her publications related to virtual reality gaming technology, and exercise and ergonomic interventions for neck pain. Altogether, Chen has authored and co-authored 7 publications in the manual therapy, physical therapy, and occupational health journals, with more papers currently in preparation. Chen was also a clinical tutor and guest lecturer to physiotherapy students at the University of Queensland from 2014-2017.

Chen’s clinical interests include:

  • acute or chronic neck and back pain
  • whiplash and associated disorders (i.e. dizziness, headaches)
  • concussion syndrome
  • headaches
  • cervicogenic dizziness
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • shoulder impingement
  • work-related injuries (Workcover claims)
  • car accident related injuries (Compulsory Third Party, CTP insurance claims)

Chen is also experienced in treating people with Hypermobile Spectrum Disorders and Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, an interest she developed based on her own experiences, and under the expert guidance of Sharon Hennessey.

A combination of advice and education, real time ultrasound (RTUS), electrical muscle stimulation, taping, dry needling, Clinical Pilates, exercise prescription and manual therapy are utilised in her practice. Chen continually strives to improve her practice by keeping up to date with the latest technology, skills, and research.

Chen strongly believes in providing her clients with the highest level of service by regular communication with their general practitioner, specialists, and other health professionals. She routinely sets objective goals with her clients, and helps them take control of their problem by equipping them with appropriate self-management strategies.

In her free time, Chen contributes reviews and her digital editing skills to the Physio Network (www.physio-network.com), an online platform that allows physiotherapists around the world to keep up with the latest research in physiotherapy. Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, meditation and exploring the Australian hinterland via weekend getaways and bushwalking trips.

Links to Chen’s publications and media appearances related to her research: