Ian Dowley
Director - Flex Physiotherapy

Ian Dowley


See Ian at our Murdoch clinic

For more than 20 years Ian has had the privilege of working exclusively with upper limb patients. He loves the complexity and challenge offered by the wrist and hand, and enjoys teaching others about this area as well. He runs APA Accredited workshops on the Wrist and Hand each year for physiotherapists, and has been a regular guest lecturer for the Physiotherapy School at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle since 2005.

Many of Ian's patients are referred by other physiotherapists, who recognise his expertise when it comes to elbow, wrist or hand problems that are not improving as expected.  He sees a wide range of injuries and pain problems, from fractures and sporting injuries, to overuse problems, to chronic pain and arthritis. He has made over 40 000 thermoplastic splints in his working life so far, and still enjoys creating custom-fitted, functional, waterproof splints to suit the patient's needs.    

Ian graduated from Curtin University in 1993, and worked in public hospital hand therapy clinics from 1997. In 2005 he established Flex Physiotherapy at St John of God Hospital Murdoch, offering his knowledge, expertise and experience to the private sector.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships:

  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • Member Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Associate Member Australian Hand Therapy Association

Hand Therapy Professional Development Sessions

Ian Dowley has provided continuing education sessions in GP clinics and physiotherapy practices throughout Perth, and has a reputation as an engaging and informative presenter

If you would like to arrange for Ian to provide an education session at your practice, please call Flex Physiotherapy during normal office hours on 9332 6422, or email ian@flex.physio

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