Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons), 1998, University of Melbourne
Master of Neurological Physiotherapy, 2010, University of Melbourne
Sarah is a neurological physiotherapist (often referred to as a neuro physio), who specialises in the management of complex neurological rehabilitation, such as stroke rehabilitation, MS patients and brain injury.
Sarah completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (with honours) in 1998 at the University of Melbourne and in 2010 also completed a Masters of Neurological Physiotherapy. She has worked in neurological rehabilitation at Western Health for over 10 years and became the senior neurological physiotherapist in community based rehabilitation in 2009, seeing people at home and/or at the hospital. Sarah has broad experience in treating people with stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, acquired brain injury, incomplete spinal cord injury and other rare neurological conditions. She is also experienced in vestibular rehabilitation for balance and dizziness. Sarah completed her basic Bobath course in 2003 and has completed 2 advanced Bobath courses. She was awarded the Australian physiotherapy association Victorian student supervisor award in 2008 to recognise excellence in teaching undergraduate physiotherapists. Sarah is passionate about research, receiving a research grant in 2013 for a clinical research study which she is co-authoring. It is titled ‘moderate intensity cardiovascular fitness training compared to usual care in people with a stroke, a randomised controlled pilot study’. The study is still underway and seeks to explore the role of additional fitness training as an adjunct to usual rehabilitation. Sarah is pleased to be working at the Gisborne practice 2 days a week, on Mondays and Fridays.
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