About the study:

Understanding treatments used by physiotherapists during private practice clinical encounters, for patients with pain: a survey study.

The University of South Australia is seeking physiotherapists who are currently working, or have previously worked, in private practice clinical settings in Australia to participate in an online survey.

This study investigates how physiotherapists educate patients about pain in private practice clinical encounters.  

Respondents will be placed in a draw to win 1 of 3 vouchers valued at $250, $150, and $100. 

The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Eligibility requirements:

  • 18 years of age or over
  • currently registered as a physiotherapist with the Australian Health Professionals Registration Authority (AHPRA)
  • have previously worked, or are currently working, as a physiotherapist in a private practice clinical setting in Australia
  • have received formal education in pain science (either via university training or a professional development course)


There will be no direct benefits to you, but this study will provide important knowledge that will help us to develop strategies and resources to assist physiotherapists to better integrate pain education into private practice physiotherapy settings in the future.





Phone - 08 8302 1365

This project has been approved by the University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee (Ethics Protocol 204700).