Dr Peter Selvaratnam AM

B.App.Sc (Physio), Dip.Acup, Grad.Dip.Manip.Th, Ph.D (Medicine, Functional Anatomy), FACP, Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy


  • South Yarra, Victoria


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), Melbourne
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Functional Anatomy, Monash University
  • Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Australia (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2007)
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Manipulative Physiotherapy, Melbourne
  • Diploma of Acupuncture, Colombo, Sri Lanka


  • Orthopaedic conditions involving the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions, shoulders, upper and lower extremities
  • Spine and referred sciatic nerve and brachial (arm) nerve conditions
  • Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Orofacial conditions involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and Trigeminal nerve


  • Tamil
  • Sinhalese


  • Associate Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne
  • Principal, The Melbourne Spinal and Sports Medicine Clinic and The Headache Centre of Victoria
  • Senior Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Monash University
  • Consultant, General Practitioners and Physiotherapists
  • Senior Editor and Author of Headaches, bruxism and related conditions: diagnosis and multidisciplinary approaches to management
  • Author in Sports Physiotherapy
  • Principal, Backtolife educational organisation
  • Visiting Lecturer, La Trobe University, School of Health Sciences
  • Honorary Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Prahran Community Health Centre, Prahran, Victoria
  • Consultant Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria
  • Member of Committee Reviewing Postgraduate Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Course Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, Carlton, Victoria
  • Locum Tenens, Glen Waverley Rehabilitation Centre
  • Member of the Committee Assisting the Review of the University of Melbourne Clinical Doctorate Program
  • Consultant in sports injuries to AFL teams, Commonwealth Games, Australian men's and women's basketball teams, the Sri Lankan cricket team and the World Cup hockey competition
  • Published journal articles in medical journals on the spine, nervous system, shoulder, headache and TMJ in Australia, UK, and USA


  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Australian College of Physiotherapists
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists’ Association
  • Anatomical Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain
  • Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy Group
  • Australian Sports Medicine Federation
  • Acupuncture Association of Victoria
  • International Acupuncture Federation

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