Dr Darren Beales (PhD)

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

(As awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists)

Darren is a Specialist Physiotherapist whose clinical practice focuses on complex musculoskeletal presentations, providing specialist opinions and management. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University. Darren’s research interests include improving understanding of the biopsychosocial nature of pain disorders from a lifespan perspective, and facilitating integration of this knowledge into clinical practice and public policy. He is particularly interested in increasing understanding and outcomes in the workers compensation arena by engaging all stakeholders in the return to work and rehabilitation process.

Professional appointments:
  • Darren has been a long-time contributor to the Australian Physiotherapy Association, and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia in multiple different official roles, and continues to contribute to these organisations.
  • Darren is currently Vice-President of the Australian College of Physiotherapists

When not working or spending time with his family, Darren can often be spotted riding his bike somewhere on the freeway-south bicycle path between Perth and Baldivis.

Curtin University Profile
Dr Darren Beales (PhD)