David Francis FACP



Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
As awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy in 2009.

  • Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist*
  • Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapy (FACP)
  • Director of Physioworks Health Group
  • Co-Director of Medical Services at Collingwood Football Club (AFL)
  • Senior Physiotherapist to Collingwood Football Club (AFL)
  • Occupational Physiotherapist- TAC/Worksafe Preferred Provider

David Francis is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist* and Director at Physioworks Health Group Camberwell, who has expertise in sports injury management, particularly injuries and rehabilitation associated with Australian Rules Football.

Since 1995 David Francis’ professional work has been divided between Physioworks Health Group and the Collingwood Football Club (AFL), where he is a Co-Medical Director and Senior Physiotherapist.

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).

Currently, there are 100+ Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists in Australia,  two of whom are Directors at Physioworks Camberwell.

David 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. Around this time David established Physioworks Health Group (Cranbourne and Pakenham) which continues to provide and expand its allied health services to the outer south eastern corridor of Melbourne.

David has held responsibility as Physiotherapist to the Victorian State of Origin Team (1999) and the AFL International Rules Team  (2001-2002). David has been a member of the AFL Physiotherapy Association since 1995 and is a past Vice President. He continues to be an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia and the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

Together with fellow Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Andrew Dalwood*, and as part of the Specialist Physiotherapy Group, 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.

*As awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapy in 2009