AT ORTHOREGEN, WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING A COMPREHENSIVE AND HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALING THROUGH NON-SURGICAL AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE TREATMENTS.
Dr. Paul Schiavo
Founder, Clinical Director
Specialist in Interventional Regenerative Orthopaedics
Dr. Paul Schiavo is the founder and clinical director of OrthoRegen. He is considered an expert in Interventional Orthopaedics and the use of orthobiologic treatments. He has had the privilege of training under world leaders in Regenerative Medicine and Interventional Orthopaedics in the USA.
Dr Schiavo has successfully completed all courses organised by the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) in the USA. These advanced courses provide training in Interventional Orthopaedic procedures using ultrasound and fluoroscopy techniques for the precise placement of orthobiologics to treat orthopaedic conditions. The IOF provide course certification, which is only attained after participants successfully pass IOF course examinations. Dr Schiavo is currently the only Australian physician to obtain all IOF course certificates in advanced interventional orthopaedic procedures.
Complementing Dr Schiavo's skills in Interventional Orthopaedics is the successful completion of other certificates including Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Prolotherapy, Lyftogt Perineural Injection Treatment, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy and Low Level Laser Therapy. He has developed treatment protocols and techniques including a new orthopaedic medicine model for the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic conditions and musculoskeletal pain. He has a keen interest in developing new injection techniques under image guidance and is involved in scientific research relating to the cellular mechanisms involved in orthobiologic treatments. He is passionate about fixing the "broken" medical model of "band-aid" medicine in order to provide treatment options to improve his patients quality of life.
Dr Schiavo graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. After graduation, he completed his resident years at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He spent approximately five years training in Orthopaedic Surgery before changing his specialty path to General Practice/Family Medicine. He continued to pursue his interest in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic conditions and sports injuries, leading him to the field of Interventional Orthopaedics and Regenerative Medicine in 2013.
Dr Schiavo is an attendee at regular global conferences and symposiums on Interventional Orthopaedics and Regenerative Medicine, bringing the latest research and evidence based treatments to his practice.
He holds memberships with the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF), American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine, Sports Medicine Australia, Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine and Australasian Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Dr Schiavo has a special interest in the non-surgical management of knee, hip and shoulder osteoarthritis and is currently researching the micro-environment of the osteoarthritic knee joint to develop targeted orthobiologic therapies to treat this condition. He also has a special interest in sports injuries and the non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation of these injuries.
Dr Paul Schiavo holds the following qualifications:
Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - University of Queensland
Bachelor of Science - Physiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology - University of Queensland
Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Certification
Lyftogt Perineural Injection Treatment Certificate
Prolotherapy Treatment Certificate
Certificate in the use of Low Level Laser Therapy - THOR Laser
Certificate in the use of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy - Swiss Dolorclast
Certificate in Point of Care Musculoskeletal Ultrasound - Australian School of Medical Imaging Sydney
Member of Interventional Orthopedics Foundation
Member of Sports Medicine Australia
Member of Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine
Member of American Association of Orthopedic Medicine
Specialist in Interventional Regenerative Podiatry
John Cowdroy-Ling is an accredited Podiatrist and owner of Regen Podiatry. John joins the OrthoRegen team as our in house foot and ankle specialist. He is an experienced foot care professional with 14 years of experience. John has completed training in the "OrthoRegen Method" of diagnosis, management and treatment and now offers these cutting-edge, regenerative medicine treatments to patients suffering from foot and ankle conditions, together with general podiatry care. John is experienced in Prolotherapy, Neural Prolotherapy and Musculoskeletal Shockwave Therapy and their application in the management of foot and ankle disease. John also operates an orthotics company and is highly skilled in assessing patients for orthotic therapy to manage complex foot and ankle symptoms. John is a member of the Podiatry Association.