During the physiotherapy career of nearly 20 yrs Francis' career he has grown a great passion for helping people with chronic pain. This has prompted him to develop clinical and business model that effectively put together various disciplines to clinical practice - neurophysiology, contextual behavioural science, philosophy, exercise science and physiotherapy.
He also has intimate knowledge in musicians' injuries (he was also studying Bachelor of Music in Melbourne University for some time), and along with his passion for teaching, has accumulated various roles and responsibilities.
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Otago) 2001
- Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction in Pain and Pain Management (Otago) 2020
- New Zealand Pain Society (NZPS)
- International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
- Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
Francis also is
- Official physiotherapist for Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO)
- An international lecturer with Advanced Physiotherapy Practice Institute
- Guest lecturer at Auckland University School of Music
- A trained practitioner of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Preparing to begin Masters in Pain Management
During his career he has also completed certifications and training with the following, providing him with a huge spectrum of perspective in health management.
- NZ Manipulative Association courses for spine and periphery (2002-2004)
- Mckenzie therapy A,B,C,D
- Trigger point dry needling (Melbourne)
- Advanced level Clinical Pilates with Back in Motion (NZ)
- Advanced level Clinical Pilates with DMA (Dance Medicine Australia) Physiotherapy, Melbourne.
- 100 Level Yoga instructor in Transformational Yoga
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Depression and Anxiety
In his spare time he loves mountainbiking, crossfit/weight training, and playing music on his guitar or piano if he is not spending time with his two daughters playing softball or hockey. He is also a founding trustee of the charitable trust behind Harbour Montessori College.