About BSI

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For the total management of your spinal condition

“... No localized joint abnormality, soft tissue change, vascular or  neural abnormality can exist without ultimately affecting the whole spine, in subtle or manifest ways ...”

Gregory Grieve, 1988


Where is BSI?

441 Bay Street, Brighton 3186
(03) 9596 7211
F: (03) 9596 7871
E: info@brightonspineinstitute.com

Systematic assessment and investigation is the cornerstone of “intelligent” musculoskeletal management.


The BrightonSpineInstitute is the brainchild of Charlie Kornberg, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.

Charlie Kornberg attained his Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) from Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences in 1982. He completed his Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy in 1985 and then was awarded his Master of Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2000.

Until 2004, for the previous 17 years, Charlie was the Director of Physiotherapy services at the Metropolitan Spinal Clinic in Prahran.

Charlie Kornberg

Charlie has been actively involved in the Physiotherapy management of musculoskeletal disorders for over 20 years. He has worked and travelled overseas with elite distance runners, as well as lectured extensively in the United States and Europe on the management of musculoskeletal conditions. His spinal research has been
published internationally.

Charlie's special interest is the assessment and management of spinal conditions, with a particular emphasis on lower back pain and its rehabilitation.

Charlie has been involved in the teaching of postgraduate physiotherapists, a guest lecturer for the Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine and Sports Medicine Australia, as well as writing a book entitled “Common Lower Back Problems in Sport”.

Currently, Charlie is involved in the teaching of Exercise Physiology students at Victoria University, is about to undertake teaching 5th year Osteopathic students at RMIT and is a regular panelist on 3RRR’s “RadioTherapy” program.

Charlie travels to the United States and Europe regularly, presenting courses entitled "Basic Neural Mobilisation". They are 2 day courses aimed at teaching the Therapist skills pertaining to the assessment and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders, with particular emphasis on the nervous system.

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