SPINAL ASSESSMENT & REHAB CLINIC With Northern Spine & Prof Matthew McDonald
‘Northern Spine’ is an innovative spinal triage and management clinic, designed to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to the assessment and management process of patients with severe, complex and/or persistent spinal related pain and injury.
Most patients referred to a neurosurgeon will not require surgery, and will benefit greatly by a well structured rehabilitation program. For this reason, it is becoming more popular to have experience Physiotherapist’s involved in the assessment of these patients, in consultation and collaboration with a Neurosurgeon to determine the best course of initial management. Patient’s that do require a Neurosurgical review will then have a fast-tracked appointment with Prof Matthew McDonald.
Professor Matt McDonald is one of Adelaide’s leading neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons and he will be working closely with the Physiotherapists at Northern Spine to assist in the diagnosis and management of non-surgical spinal conditions. The experienced Physiotherapists at Northern Spine will be able to offer advice and treatment to get patients back on their feet and meeting their functional goals.