Director and Senior Physiotherapist
Stuart Baptist hails from the United Kingdom, undertaking his Bachelor of Science (Hons) at the Manchester Royal Infirmary of Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy graduates in the UK are particularly encouraged to work within the National Health Service, rather than immediately entering private practice. Stuart has spent four years at the largest teaching hospital in Europe, which afforded him the opportunity to learn about specialty areas such as burns and plastic surgery, orthopaedics, intensive care, amputees and spinal injuries, to name but a few. This training has provided Stuart with an extensive knowledge base that continues to serve him well, especially when confronted with patients who have interesting, challenging problems.
Stuart has expertise in low back and shoulder pain and men’s health. To this end, he has lectured on Spinal Stability at the Filex International Convention and has completed postgraduate training in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, among other post-graduate qualifications. By maintaining a sound understanding of new assessment tools, such as real-time ultrasound, he continues to learn more about spinal dysfunction. See the factsheet on spondylolisthesis.
Stuart completed his postgraduate training in men’s health in 2009, under Dr Pauline Chiarelli. One of the only men’s health specialist physiotherapists in Australia, he works in conjunction with Urologists and men’s health GP’s in order to manage problems including continence and erectile dysfunction following radical prostatectomys.
In July 2013, Stuart's became Director of Sydney Men's and Sydney Women's Health Physiotherapy, a role which allows him to develop advanced rehab strategies and assist with pelvic pain issues. He continues to oversee the Professional Development of all staff and to ensure that SSOP is providing the best possible treatment for our clients. He is currently working on his PhD doing research into early motor control strategies in pelvic floor training for men with prostate cancer.
Stuart’s last wish would be for a cup of tea (of course, quintessentially British) with a Tim Tam (how patriotic), the right balance of his two cultures.