Phillip Hughes

Keynote Speaker, Plenary


    Dr Phillip Hughes is a musculoskeletal and shoulder physiotherapist who has been in private practice for 30 years.

    Phillip completed post-graduate studies in manipulative physiotherapy in the 1980’s, and a Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2003. He then completed his Doctoral studies in 2015, investigating the diagnosis of rotator cuff-related pain.

    Following this, Phillip commenced a position as full-time university lecturer, but in late 2021 returned to clinical practice as principal of Complete Physio Melbourne and Melbourne Shoulder Physiotherapy.

    Phillip is a passionate advocate for the APA and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He is the National Chair of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia, the Musculoskeletal National Group of the APA. He also sits on the National Advisory Committee of the APA.

    His areas of clinical interest involve the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder conditions and a balanced approach to managing musculoskeletal conditions, involving all elements of the biopsychosocial model.

    When he isn’t working, you can usually find him riding his bike around the northern foothills of Melbourne