Clinical Specialty Area: Musculoskeletal

Years in Practice: 20

Areas of Interest: spine, shoulder

Why did you choose to become a clinical specialist?

The clinical specialist designation was the next ‘logical’ step in my professional journey and served to acknowledge the my professional and clinical experiences to date.

Where do you see the profession in 25 years?

Physiotherapists will have increased roles in advanced practice and see the expansion of our current scope of practice

How do you feel the clinical specialization role has changed your practice?

The process of professional and clinical practice reflection required in the specialization process has enhanced reflection and practice skills


Greg Spadoni,

PT, MSc, BHSc, BA, Dip.Manip.Ther, FCAMPT, CAFCI

Clinical Specialist, Musculoskeletal

Greg is a graduate of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario where he received both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Science. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy having received the Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2000. Greg received his Clinical Specialist, Musculoskeletal designation in 2017.

Greg is the Director of Peak Performance Physiotherapy in Hamilton, an orthopaedic clinic focused on the treatment of spinal/peripheral dysfunction, sports injuries, and chronic pain. In addition to his clinical work, Greg is an Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster University, where he instructs in the graduate physiotherapy program. He also teaches continuing education courses for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Greg’s research interests are currently focused on outcome assessment and measurement; he is the developer of the P4, a self-report pain intensity measure. Greg has received 3 Silver Quill Awards (1999, 2006, and 2010) from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for clinical research.