David Francis

David Francis

David Francis is a leading Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist* and Director at Physioworks Health Group, who has extensive experience in sports injury management, particularly injuries and rehabilitation associated with Australian Rules Football (AFL).

Following intensive, advanced specialist study, training and rigorous examinations, David Francis was awarded the title Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist* and has been awarded a Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapy (FACP).

As a leader in his field, David Francis is regularly engaged to speak and educate his peers across a range of sports injury management issues at educational institutions and industry conferences.

Together with fellow Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Andrew Dalwood, David Francis established Physioworks Health Group Camberwell to provide the highest quality Musculoskeletal, Sports and General physiotherapy services to the inner south eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

David Francis also heads the practice at Physioworks Health Group clinics in Berwick, Cranbourne and Pakenham.

David Francis has vast experience in elite sport injury management and the performance of elite athletes as the Senior AFL Physiotherapist to the Collingwood Football Club in the AFL for over 25 seasons (1996-2019).

David Francis held responsibility as Physiotherapist to the Victorian State of Origin Team (1999) and the AFL International Rules Team  (2001-2002). Since 1995, David has been a member of the AFL Physiotherapy Association and is a past Vice President.

David Francis graduated from La Trobe University in 1990 and commenced his physiotherapy career at the Goulburn Valley Hospital. In 1993 he returned to Melbourne completing a year of full time study in 1995 to achieve his post-graduate diploma in Manipulative Therapy from La Trobe University. David Francis established Physioworks Health Group (Cranbourne and Pakenham) in 1995, which continues to provide and expand its allied health services to the outer south eastern corridor of Melbourne.

David Francis (FACP) is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia and the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

*As awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy in 2009