Shane Pritchard

B.Physio, PhD Candidate, APAM|

Shane is a physiotherapist interested in musculoskeletal problems, persistent and complex pain, and health professional education and training. Shane joined Berwick Physiotherapy in 2015 and currently practices part-time at the Berwick clinic.

Shane is passionate about physiotherapy’s role in supporting people from all walks of life to better manage pain and restore movement in day-day life activities, including work, chores, recreational sport, or other hobbies to name but a few!

Upon graduating from Monash University in 2013, Shane worked at the Alice Springs Hospital, providing and developing culturally appropriate physiotherapy services with the challenges of limited resources and geographic isolation.  Shane returned to Melbourne in 2015 and has since completed postgraduate training in areas of chronic pain, shoulder injuries, spinal dysfunction, and clinical pilates.

In addition to clinical practice, Shane also holds the position of Teaching Associate in Physiotherapy at Monash University, teaching into the 1st year (musculoskeletal case-based learning), and 3rd and 4th years (supporting students on clinical placement) of the program. He is also currently completing a PhD through Monash University researching the development and evaluation of new teaching and learning activities for physiotherapy students.  Shane’s keen interest in, and understanding of, healthcare research methods means Shane is always on the hunt for the most up-to-date evidence to inform his physiotherapy practice.

Away from the hospital and his desk, Shane enjoys getting outdoors, especially going camping and 4-wheel-driving in his beloved LandCruiser.  Shane also enjoys playing golf and participating in local recreational cycling and running events.