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Mr Doug Cary

DC AAPAs a youngster, I spent many summer holidays on my Uncle & Aunties farm in Kojonup. I am reminded (as I have no personal recollection) at family gatherings, how I expressed my love for the farm and not wanting to leave, by firstly planting a cricket stump in their new leather sofa and secondly, by hiding in the pump house for 7 hours till nightfall. My love of acupuncture, all things rural, and a strong determination seems to have started young.

I qualified from Curtin University in 1987 and spent the next few years developing my career and pushing my boundaries. I spent a lot of time in the outdoors, learning skills and developing confidence in scuba, rock climbing, bush walking and triathlons in Tasmania, Canada, USA and Patagonia. Solo activities taught me to plan, be organised, respect the environment and look after my kit, never knowing what mother nature would toss my way.

I returned to Australia in 1992 to complete my post graduate diploma in manipulative physiotherapy at Curtin University and in 1995, I completed a post graduate diploma in clinical acupuncture at the Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine, Perth.

I am a gold member of the A.P.A., titled member of the M.P.A. and was the inaugural W.A. chair of the Acupuncture & Dry Needling Group. I was the WA representative on the A.P.A. Acupuncture Working Party which finalised the A.S.G.' Guidelines for Safe Acupuncture'.

I completed my Specialisation in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2009 and am now a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. I happen to be the only rural and remote physiotherapist in W.A. who has achieved specialisation in any field. I am a PhD candidate at Curtin University, studying sleep patterns and their relationship to pain and stiffness. I was an invited speaker at the APA 2011 Conference and conducted a pre conference workshop in 2013.

I enjoy a mix of raising cattle, assisting physiotherapy clients, teaching professional courses and staying on track with my research.


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