Doctor of Chinese Medicine

​The founder of Freedom Physio & Acupuncture, Michael Johnston is a Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist & Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor with 27 years of clinical experience. Michael utilizes the best of Western & Eastern Medicine to offer unique solutions for difficult to treat conditions.

Michael has seen first hand the growth of chronic pain over the past 20 years which has led to an explosion of prescriptions of opioid medication for pain relief which has proven to be ineffective. Western Medicine is now understanding how dangerous these medicines are and of the need for safe alternatives. Michael  has made it his mission to offer a safe and effective alternative solution for chronic pain sufferers.

Michael has worked in Europe and has travelled extensively to study from the worlds leading practitioners. He is a student of mindfulness meditation and regularly attends retreats and is interested in the mind/body connection. Michael keeps busy away from work raising two children and enjoys running and golf to keep fit.


  • Bachelor Of Physiotherapy- Latrobe University 1992-1995   

  • Masters of Applied Science (Acupuncture) 2004-2006