Gaurav Arora

Committee Member, Ex-President and Mentor

Gaurav is a senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with well over 16+ years of clinical experience, out of which 11+ years of experience has been gained from working across public and private health sector in Australia including Private Practice, Orthopedics, Community, on-site Industrial and Aged care Sector. His clinical expertise are in assessing, diagnosing and effectively treating variety of sports, orthopedic conditions and musculoskeletal conditions, impairment based syndromes, muscle balance issues, chronic pain problems.

Gaurav is a holder of Master’s degree in Orthopedics, Manual and Sports Physiotherapy from UniSA (University of South Australia), one of the reputable Universities in Australia. Some of the manual therapy skills he added to his skill set both from experience and further studies are Maitland’s, McKenzie and Mulligan based techniques, Soft tissue release and taping techniques just to name a few.

Gaurav also has been involved in research and publication during his career. He has delivered an E-poster on “Holistic Management of Hip and Knee OA” at VAHRC in 2019; participation in data collection for “Align Low Back Pain” Project conducted in Monash University in 2011; completed a systematic review on “Comparison between core stability exercises vs general exercises regime for patients with chronic low back pain in 2008; poster presentation on “Better knee ROM in post-surgical cases with Thera band exercises in comparison to Manual Therapy” in 2005 at IAP conference.

Gaurav is a great believer of utilizing collaborative reasoning, team based approach and educating self- managed strategies to his clients undergoing rehabilitation in order to achieve best physical, functional and social outcomes.

On the personal end, he follows a philosophy of “Sharing is Caring” which in his view means, helping someone selflessly will take individuals whole experience of humanity to a next level. His contribution to AAPTA since 2009 is an exact reflection of his philosophy. He has been a mentor of AAPTA for well over 10 years supporting APC candidates in the MSK clinical area. More recently he served in the highest leadership role of AAPTA by leading the organization in a role of inaugural President, which he served for well over a year. This is a greatest example for his commitment to serve and give back to the community both as a mentor and as a leader. Gaurav has always enjoyed sharing his skills and knowledge to his fellow AAPTA team members, while also teaching to the members preparing for their exams.