Luke commenced his career in allied health care as an acupuncture and Chinese medicine practitioner. His practice quickly led to a focus on neuromusculoskeletal pain and he subsequently completed a Bachelor and Masters degree in Osteopathy.
Luke’s early participation in clinical research led to strong regard for the value of science-based medicine in informing health care practice. He has been especially influenced by advances in neuroscience and our growing understanding of the interactions between biological, psychological and social factors in determining both health and recovery from illness. Luke has been involved in health professional regulation and practice standards development at both the state and national level, and the scientific advisory panel for Chronic Pain Australia. He has published several research papers, articles and a book chapter on manual therapy treatments for neuromusculoskeletal pain and acts as a peer-reviewer for two international medical journals.
In his clinical practice, Luke has a particular enthusiasm for helping people suffering from chronic, persistent musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain, including chronic spinal disc issues, persistent postural strain, headache and migraine, nerve injuries, and TMJ disorders. He also has significant experience with acute exercise-related joint injuries, especially in yoga practitioners, dancers, and weights/gym trainers. His approach is patient-centered, with a focus on education to help people take control of their own recovery.