I am a female Physiotherapy who graduated in Australia in 1987. I worked in a tropical location in the Whitsundays when graduated at a small rural hospital and a private practice.I then went on to run a private practice Physiotherapy centre in a medical centre for 10 years , good interdisciplinary experience.
Now I work in sunny Queensland by the beach as a mobile physiotherapist. I work in the client’s house. I have an extremely mixed case load. On a typical day I leave home at 7:30 am and travel around the sunshine coast in Queensland, seeing clients typically for 30 minutes at a time. I see the elderly to help them continue living in their own home. This may entail me giving them a home exercise program and doing the Otago Exercise Programs with them in their home, if they are able. Otherwise I may do simpler exercises like sit to stand, gait training, postural training. I may also be doing musculoskeletal (MSK) work with them to help them with osteoarthritic joints or following joint replacements. I also see many diabetic clients and help them with exercise programs which I supervise in the home. I often am supplying and recommending walking aids to clients along with aids to help them with their activities of daily living. I often am doing postural assessments and helping people with their seating and sleeping needs. I also see people with new neuronal disorders. I will be helping them with exercises and strengthening stretching where appropriate whatever the best treatment seems for that client. I am always hands on￼￼￼. I was trained in the Maitland fashion and use Maitland a lot. At times I see children (e.g. with cerebral palsy) and treat them in the typical fashion that physiotherapy does. I also see clients with dementia. I see lots of clients needing conditioning who have atrial fibrillation. I do a lot of chest treatment with chronicobstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)clients and quite often teach them the active control of breathing technique.￼ I come across a lot of people who need help with managing their oedema. At times I see people with down syndrome.As you see a bit of everything.
My life is very outdoors orientated and have a great husband and daughter. I am a cycling fan and tour France every year on touring bike for 6 weeks, doing 50 Km a day from town to town. Have written various pages on physiopedia on cycling injuries. I love swimming, cycling and the good life.
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.Attended Lincoln institute of Health Sciences in Melbourne , with part time enrolment at Melbourne university for anatomy classes and dissection . Attained Bachelor of applied science (physiotherapy). Have attended numerous CPD courses, and completed ( and reviewed) plenty of physiopedia plus courses which I highly recommend to all.
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