Research areas:
  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Management of spinal pain disorders
  • Cognitive functional therapy
Curtin University


Professor Peter O'Sullivan

DipPhysio, PGradDipMTh, PhD, FACP

Peter is Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Curtin and a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists 2005) who consults at bodylogicphysiotherapy.com. At Curtin he holds a part time appointment where he teaches at a post graduate level and conducts clinical research into musculoskeletal pain disorders.

Peter and his team have an international reputation for clinical research investigating the development, classification and targeted management of persistent musculoskeletal pain disorders. He has developed a new management approach for disabling low back pain – called ‘cognitive functional therapy’. He has published over 230 papers with his team in international peer review journals, has been an invited speaker at more than 60 National and International conferences and has run clinical workshops in over 22 countries. Peter’s expertise is linking of clinical research to the clinical setting.

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School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University: Professor

Body Logic Physiotherapy Clinic: Clinical Director & Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Pain-Ed: Educator