Tim Mitchell


Tim Mitchell is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist from Australia who has broad experience in the research, education and clinical management of musculoskeletal pain disorders. Tim works part-time in clinical practice and part-time teaching and researching at Curtin University. He has worked clinically in the Middle East and Australia in the areas of acute injury, sports injury and complex musculoskeletal pain.

Tim has completed a PhD in the area of low back pain and has a special interest in the management of complex and chronic injuries and pain disorders. His research and teaching interests are in the translation of logical clinical reasoning into clinical practice.

He is lead author on the recently published eBook: Musculoskeletal clinical Translation Framework: From Knowing to Doing.

Professional Qualifications / Titles:

  • Doctorate by Research (PhD) Curtin University (2009)
  • Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Australian College of Physiotherapists (2007) Master of Manipulative Therapy Curtin University (2003) (Brian Edwards Prize)
  • Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) Curtin University (1995)

Professional Memberships

2004 - Present

  • - Member APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group
  • - Chair of Professional Practice Standards Committee 2013-17
  • - National Executive Committee Member 2014-17

2011 - Present  - Australian Physiotherapy Council, Accreditation Panelist

2007 - Present  - Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists

1994 - Present  - Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Professional Awards

2018 Australian Physiotherapy Association (WA) Contribution to Physiotherapy Profession

2015 Australian Physiotherapy Association (WA) Contribution to Physiotherapy Education