Dr Michael J Creswick 

Clinical Associate Professor Michael Creswick
Suite 8,
1A Wongala Cresent,
Beecroft NSW 2119
Phone:  02 94819585

Curriculum Vitae Clin A/Prof Michael John Creswick
Primary care and consultant practice in Physical Medicine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Sydney.

BSc    University of Sydney    1975
MB BS University of Sydney 1980
Cert. Manual Medicine RACGP/ACPM 1989
Fellow Australian College of Physical Medicine    ACPM    1991
Licentiate in Musculoskeletal Medicine Australasian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine 1995
Postgrad Dip Musculoskeletal Medicine University of Otago 1996
Certified Independent Medical Examiner  American Board IME 2000

Hospital  and Clinic Attachments

RMO St Vincent’s Hospital Darlinghurst 1980

Senior RMO St Vincent’s Hospital Darlinghurst and Liverpool Hospital 1981-82
VMO Hills Hospital Baulkham Hills 1983-2000

VMO Sydney Adventist Hospital 1983

VMO Palliative Care Mt St Margarets Hospital Ryde 1989-92

VMO Dalcross Hospital, Killara 1999

Dalcross Spinal and Musculoskeletal Clinic 1999-2001

HMO- Consultant Dept Aged Care & Rehabilitation Medicine Royal North Shore Hospital 1999-

Member Sydney Spinal Associates St Leonards 1999-2002

Member, Sydney NeuroSpine Clinic, Chatswood 2002-2007

VMO Macquarie University Hospital Sydney 2010-

Teaching/Governmental Positions

Co-convenor (NSW) and National Examiner Certificate in Manual Medicine Course Royal Australian College of General Practice (RACGP)/Australian College of Physical Medicine (ACPM) 1992-1999

Supervisor RACGP Training Programme 1991-1998

Lecturer, Musculoskeletal Medicine, RACGP Training Programme 1993

Tutor Musculoskeletal Medicine, Dept of General Practice Westmead Hospital 1992-4
Education Committee Member AAMM 1993-1995

Lecturer part time and Clinical Coordinator Postgraduate Diploma in Physical Medicine (Musculoskeletal), Faculty of Medicine University of Sydney 1996-2002

Associate Clinical Lecturer and Clinical Coordinator Master of Medicine in Physical Medicine (Musculoskeletal), Northern Clinical School Royal North Shore Hospital, Faculty of Medicine University of Sydney 1999-2003

Member, Steering Committee, Commonwealth Government Musculoskeletal Medicine Initiative 1997

NSW WorkCover Injury Management Consultant 1999-2003

WorkCover Tasmania Assessor of Impairment 2001

Motor Accident Authority NSW Medical Assessor 2001-2007

Expert Witness, NSW Medical Board 2001

Reviewer, Medical Journal of Australia 2001

Associate Professor of Musculoskeletal Medicine, Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University, Sydney 2009-2015

Clinical tutor and examiner, Adventist Clinical School, University of Sydney 2014-

Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Macquarie University 2015-

Speaking Engagements

Tutor, RACGP Fellowship Exam Revision Week, 1992: Examination of the Lower Back Pain Patient

Royal North Shore Hospital, RACGP Practical Procedures Day 1993-1998: Spinal Examination
Speaker Australasian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine (AAMM) Monthly Meeting, Sydney 1994: Clinical Examination of the Cervical Spine

Guest Speaker for Ciba-Geigy Sydney 1993: Clinical Differentiation of Shoulder & Neck Pain

Royal Newcastle Hospital, Speaker, Headaches From All Angles, 1993

Guest Speaker Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Division of General Practice Annual General Meeting  1994: Musculoskeletal Causes of Headache

Guest Speaker, Australian Medical Association 1995 off shore conference, Nusa Dua, Bali: “Pseudosciatica”

Key Note Speaker Sigma Pharmaceuticals, Australian Arabic Medical Association Annual Conference, Wollongong 1996: Office Assessment of Lower Back Pain

Chair, Clinical Paper Presentation Session, International Federation of Musculoskeletal Medicine, World Conference 1998

Chair, Clinical case presentation and discussion session, Management of Back Pain Seminar, Western Division of General Practice, Bathurst, 1998

Speaker, Merck Sharp & Dohme Musculoskeletal Medicine Update, University of Sydney 1999

Chair, Update on Orthopaedics 2000, Sydney Adventist Hospital

Speaker Clinical Examination and Investigation, Understanding Neck & Spinal Injury, Medico-Legal Updates NSW 2000

Speaker, "Management of Shoulder Pain" 2001, Sydney Adventist Hospital

Speaker, "Is it Neck Is it Shoulder?" 2002, Sydney NeuroSpine Clinic, Chatswood

Principal Speaker, "Referred Neck Pain" 2003, AAMM Annual Scientific Meeting Sydney

Speaker, "The Role of Developmental Locomotor Patterns in Treatment of musculoskeletal pain and Dysfunction", ACPM Annual Scientific Meeting, 2007 

Chair, Scientific presentation session, "Muscling in on the Tendon", New Zealand Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine 2007

Speaker, "Measuring Motion of the Shoulder Joint", Medlaw Association and Australian Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Combined Meeting, Sydney 2007

Tutor, "Common Non Shoulder Upper limb presentations", RACGP Training Programme 2012

Tutor, "Assessment and Treatment of Head & Neck Pain", Rural & Remote Training Scheme 2014

Chair, "Orthopaedic Update" Sydney Adventist Hospital 2014

Lecture, "Musculoskeleal Dysfunction & Pain in the Upper Body", Adventist Clinical School, University of Sydney 2015

Lecture, "Musculoskeletal Dysfunction & pain in the Lower Quadrant of the Body", Adventist Clinical School, University of Sydney 2015


Member Australian Medical Association 1980-

Member Ku-ring-gai District Medical Association 1983-

Member Australian/Australasian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine (AAMM)  1989-

Vice President Australian College of Physical Medicine 1991- 2003

Member American Academy of Osteopathic Medicine 1995 -

Member Australian Pain Society 1999 -

Member American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine 2005 -


“Cervicogenic Headache”, in Headaches From All Angles, 1993

“Musculoskeletal Medicine” in Evidence Based Medicine Workshop Manual, RACGP, 1995-2001 

“The Role of Manual Therapy” in Update in Management of Musculoskeletal Pain, MSD University  Program 1999, MSD website

“Musculoskeletal Courses Available in Australia” RACGP Newsletter 1998

“Office Management of Neck Pain” in RACGP Consulting Skills Workshop Manual 1994 -2000

“Management of Low Back Pain and Sciatica” in RACGP Consulting Skills Workshop Manual 2000-2002

“Mechanical Neck Pain” in “How to Treat”Australian Doctor October 2004 Reid Business Publications

Review of 5th World Congress on Lower Back Pain & Pelvic Pain 2005 in ACPM Journal May 2005

"Measuring Joint Motion", Paper presentation in Proceedings of Medlaw/Australian Orthopaedic Asssociation Meeting, November 2007

"Measuring Joint Motion", Paper presentation at Australasian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine, Melbourne 2008


“Does treatment for depression affect outcome for low back pain?”, one of four Chief Investigators in a University of Sydney NH&MRC application 2003

A principal researcher in a study using objective measurement of hip joint function after surgery, 2011 

Principal researcher in a clinical study into treatment of cervicogenic headache, 2012

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