Dr Helen Slater (PhD)

Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

(As awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists)

Dr Helen Slater is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. She has a PhD in the area of musculoskeletal pain and is an Associate Professor and senior academic at the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University. She is recognised both in Australia and internationally for her contribution to research and education in the area of musculoskeletal pain.

Helen has vast clinical experience both in private physiotherapy practice as well as working in multidisciplinary team environments, most recently in a tertiary hospital pain clinic setting. She is an industry leader in translating knowledge regarding pain education and pain management into clinical practice and health policy. As an example, she is project lead on the PainHealth website: A help website for people with Musculoskeletal Pain.

Areas of particular clinical expertise include:

  • Chronic/persistent and complex musculoskeletal pain
  • Nerve-related musculoskeletal pain disorders
  • Multisite pain/Widespread musculoskeletal pain disorders
  • Spinal pain
  • Young people with musculoskeletal pain

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Dr Helen Slater (PhD)