Rafki Thahir

Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Men's Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Connect Therapy Practitioner

Member of Australian Physiotherapy Association

Rafki graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy from Western Sydney University after completing his Bachelor of Medical science and Graduate Certificate of Human Movement Science. His treatment approach is heavily shaped by years of training with Connect Therapy during his career.

Rafki is our neck, rib cage, spine and pelvis guru! He loves treating complex chronic conditions. He focuses on a holistic approach – treating the cause of pain and optimising body movements with neuroplasticity and retraining techniques. Rafki is the best manual therapist in the clinic. He is patient, caring and attentive. He also utilises dry needling and Shockwave Therapy to manage soft tissue injuries when applicable.

Rafki trained as a Clinical Pilates instructor with Polestar Pilates. After manual therapy, he uses movement education extensively to ensure patients form long-lasting habits that result in real changes and prevent a relapse of chronic pain.

For leisure, Rafki enjoys basketball, soccer and martial arts, and is the proud father of a toddler and a newborn!

  • Musculoskeletal Physio
  • Connect Therapy Physio
  • Chronic Pain Physio
  • Dry Needling
  • Shockwave & Clinical Pilates

Master of Physiotherapy (Western Sydney University)
Bachelor of Health Sciences & Medical Science (Western Sydney University)
Myofascial Massage (Endeavor College of Natural Health)
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Pilates (Polestar Pilates)

Relevant Post-Graduate Training

Myofascial massage – Endeavour College of Natural Health
TMJ, cervical spine and intro to cranial techniques – Francine St. George
Complete and advance lumbar spine and pelvic – Aust Specialist Physiotherapy Education
Comprehensive studio rehabilitation Pilates – Polestar Pilates
Musculoskeletal segmental and dry needling – Trevor Montgomery
Connect Therapy Part 1 – Linda Joy Lee
Connect Therapy Part 2 – Linda Joy Lee
Connect Therapy Part 3 – Linda Joy Lee

Rafki uses movement education extensively after manual therapy to ensure patients form long-lasting habits that cause real changes to prevent relapse of chronic pain.

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Appointments require 18 hours notice, class bookings require 12 hours notice. Late notice fees apply if cancellation is made within the notice time. $50 for cancellations made within late notice period, and 100% for cancellations made within the last 2 hours.

Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy treatment is a very effective and safe form of treatment however like any treatment there are benefits and risks. Any risks associated with the techniques performed will be discussed with you prior to treatment. You may choose to consent or refuse any form of treatment for any reason including religious or personal grounds. Once you have given consent, you may withdraw that consent at any time. You need to let us know of any previous injury or general health concerns as it may impact upon your treatment.

Massage: I am aware that the massage therapist does not diagnose illness or disease, does not prescribe medication and does not perform spinal manipulation. If I experience any pain or discomfort during or after the session, I understand that it is my job to immediately inform the therapist so the treatment can be adjusted. I have informed the massage therapist of all my known medical conditions, physical conditions and medications.

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