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We believe that our staff are our greatest asset.  We realise that every staff member must aspire to excellence for us to offer a uniformly quality service.  All staff members are supported to continue their development in all facets of their work.

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Katie Davies
Principal Physiotherapist & Senior Clinician

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Special Interests:

  • Vestibular assessment and rehabilitation
  • Post-concussion management
  • Complex posture and seating prescription
  • Odstock functional electrical stimulation for foot drop
  • Neurological splinting

Katie graduated in 2003 from Melbourne University and after completing two years in a rotating position at the Royal Melbourne Hospital left Australia with the travel bug. Like most travelling Aussies she settled in London where she began work at the Wellington Hospital. Here she was exposed to a wide range of neurological presentations and a variety of treatment adjuncts. After 6 years in London she returned to Melbourne and commenced working at the Neurological Rehabilitation Group. Her exposure to varied neurological presentations and exceptional mentorship from her time in the UK allowed Katie to join the the Neurological Rehabilitation Group as an experienced and passionate practitioner. In February 2014 her commitment to the area of Neurological Rehabilitation was cemented when she took over ownership of the practice. Aware of the benefits that great leadership can have in a clinical environment Katie has taken on ownership of the practice with excitement and enthusiasm for the development of others. Her team, like her are encouraged to bring their own unique style, passion and expertise to the group, resulting in environment of continuous improvement and exceptional patient care

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Liz Cordina
Senior Physiotherapist

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Special Interests:

  • Post-concussion management
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Running re-training & return to sport post ABI
  • Functional electrical stimulation for the upper limb & foot drop

Liz graduated from The University of Notre Dame in Western Australia in 2010 and worked in the public and private systems developing her skills in rehabilitation prior to moving to London for four years. While living in London Liz worked at The Wellington Hospital, a specialist neurological inpatient and outpatient facility. She treated a wide variety of neurological conditions and was also involved in the vestibular outpatient service both assessing and treating a range of vestibular conditions. Since returning to Australia last year Liz has continued to work within neurological rehabilitation in a community setting prior to joining The Neurological Rehabilitation Group.

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Amy Thomson
Senior Physiotherapist

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Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)
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Special Interests:

  • Rehabilitation following stroke and traumatic brain injury
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • General fitness and group exercise in Neurological Conditions

Amy graduated from the University of Melbourne and developed her skills in neurological physiotherapy at a large metropolitan hospital, where she treated patients with a variety of neurological conditions across acute and rehabilitation wards. Amy completed a three-week course in the Bobath Concept in 2014 and is involved with the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Neurological Special Interest Group. Amy is passionate about working collaboratively with her patients and their families, so that they get the most out of life.

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Tessa Neave
Physiotherapist

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Tessa has a real interest in Neurological Physiotherapy and has focused her career in this direction since graduating from Melbourne University in 2012. Tessa has worked across multiple health networks and hospitals and completed a three-week course on the Bobath concept in 2014. Her clinical areas of interest include movement disorders and rehabilitation after stroke. She has a passion for assisting clients to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

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Claudia Farber
Physiotherapist

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Claudia studied physiotherapy at University of Manchester, UK and has developed her neurological skills through gaining extensive experience in a wide variety of inpatient neurological settings (acute and rehabilitation) in both Manchester and London. Claudia relocated to Australia in 2018 and is passionate about continuing her career in the neurosciences and further developing her expertise in the neurological outpatient and community settings.

Her clinical interests include rehabilitation following stroke and acquired brain injury in addition to neuro-oncological conditions. Claudia is diligent at learning more to improve herself and patient care and is completing the Basic Bobath Course in 2019. Claudia believes in using a holistic, patient focused approach in order to ensure optimal patient care.

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Pav Kalubowilage
Physiotherapist

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Having graduated from Melbourne University in 2012, Pav worked at Epworth HealthCare and The Royal Melbourne Hospital until she moved to London for 2 years where she worked in both the acute and rehabilitation settings consolidating her neurological skills. She has always been passionate about the delivery of physiotherapy to the neurological population and has aspired to have a practical and holistic approach to improve the quality of life of her clients. She has a special interest in addressing the complex and multi-faceted needs of clients post stroke and those with an acquired brain injury whilst working collaboratively to achieve their goals.

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Bianca Charles
Physiotherapist

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Special Interests:

  • Vestibular assessment and rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation following stroke and traumatic brain injury
  • Odstock functional electrical stimulation for foot drop
  • Return to higher level mobility in the neurological population

Bianca graduated from LaTrobe University and spent her initial years of being a physiotherapist rotating through different areas of the physiotherapy department at Monash Health. Following this, like many other physiotherapists, Bianca decided to adventure to the United Kingdom to work in London for two years. Whilst in London she worked for a Community Neuro-service completing home visits and learning a lot of Cockney slang at the same time. She then worked at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN). She was fortunate to be able to work across the hospital in various areas but spent most of her time in the outpatient department. She assessed and treated various neurological conditions and it was in this setting that Bianca further developed her vestibular assessment and treatment skills. Bianca was also fortunate to be apart of the FES team in which she set-up and reviewed Odstock Functional Electrical Stimulation devices for footdrop on a daily basis. Bianca returned back to Melbourne in November 2018 and is very excited to now have joined the team at Neurological Rehabilitation Group.

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Jill Kentish
Physiotherapist

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After graduating from the University of Melbourne, Jill worked in a variety of clinical areas at St Vincent’s and St George’s Hospitals, where she developed her interest in neurological rehabilitation. Her clinical areas of interest include pain management in neurological conditions, multiple sclerosis and recovery from neurosurgery. Jill is looking forward to further developing her skills by completing the 3-week Basic Bobath Course and further training in Vestibular conditions in 2019. She is passionate about a collaborative approach towards improving quality of life for her clients and achieving their individual goals.

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Tegan Drury 
Exercise Physiologist

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Tegan completed her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University and then went on to study Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology. During her study, work as a Personal Trainer and throughout her multiple placements, she developed a passion for neurological rehabilitation, and the role exercise has in improving one’s quality of life. Tegan’s main aim is to assist clients to achieve their goals in a caring and positive environment and believes that Neurological Rehabilitation Group provides her with this opportunity.

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Miranda Morris
Exercise Physiologist

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Miranda completed her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University followed by her Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology, graduating in 2017. Following this, Miranda practiced for a year as a Physiotherapy Assistant with Neurological Rehabilitation Group where she further developed her skill set and passion for working with Neurological clientele. Miranda is passionate about creating a fun and supportive environment that challenges her clients to work towards their goals and reach their full potential.

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Mitch Thompson
Allied Health Assistant

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Mitch completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences at Deakin University, Burwood majoring in Nutrition, Sports Coaching and Exercise Science. Throughout his studies he completed many placements, most notably an Interdisciplinary Health Study Tour of Sri Lanka. During this tour he was able to visit and assist in schools, hospitals, disability communities and other health institutes. Mitch is passionate about helping people achieve their goals whilst enjoying the journey towards reaching their full potential..

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Abbey De La Motte
Allied Health Assistant

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Abbey completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science/Bachelor of Business at Deakin University, Burwood, majoring in Sports Management. Throughout her studies and work as a track and field coach, Abbey has developed a passion for exercise and its function in improving fitness and quality of life. Abbey is now looking to develop her skill set further within rehabilitation settings as she prepares to commence postgraduate study in a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Melbourne University in 2019. Abbey is a bright and bubbly personality and loves to share a laugh with her clients.

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Liz Bryant
Admin Assistant

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Liz joins the NRG team having had 8 years experience in the medical admin/reception field in the public sector.

Many, many years ago Liz completed a Diploma of Technology, however after having children and being involved with the medical needs of an ailing parent Liz decided to complete a Certificate 3 in Medical Administration and found a new passion. Her favourite part of the job is getting to know all the lovely people you meet and helping the clinicians do what they do best.

Personally, Liz loves to travelling, gardening and spending time with her husband and two beautiful boys.

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Lisa Kellam
Admin Assistant

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Amy Westmoreland
Admin Assistant

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While you may not immediately recognise the face, you would most definitely be familiar with the voice belonging to Amy Westmoreland. As one of Neurological Rehabilitation Group’s longest serving staff members Amy has been the first point of contact for our clients since early 2008. With a strong attention to detail and exceptional organisational skills Amy has proven herself to be a vital member of the NRG team. She has completed a Certificate IV course in Health Administration, is involved in multiple facets of the practice and somehow also manages to study part-time! Amy has experienced it all during her eight years of service but believes the highlight is being able to witness many of our clients reach personal physiotherapy milestones.

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Ken Hiew
Admin Assistant

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Ken joined the NRG team in 2018 and  is a passionate Physiotherapy Student. He is currently taking your calls, but soon enough he could be taking care of you. Ken enjoys basketball and a casual game of golf.

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Julie Bennett
Financial Administrator / Bookkeeper

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Special Interests:

  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Spending time with family & friends

Julie has a wealth of experience with book work. After running a successful family business for 22 years, being involved in all aspects of a retail store she decided that Bookkeeping was her passion. Julie then went on to complete her Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping), and became a registered BAS Agent. Julie enjoys keeping up to date with the ever changing and challenging world of administration obligations. There is a lot of satisfaction to be had when everything balances. To balance life out Julie loves to run and enjoys healthy cooking

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Courtney Robbins
Practice Manager

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Annie Davies
Aspiring Therapy Dog

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Border Collie x Kelpie

Special Interests:

  • Patient centered treatments
  • Friendship & companionship
  • Fitness and nutrition
  • Fetch

Annie dreams of becoming a fully qualified therapy dog one day. Until then our four legged friend will continue with Neuro Rehab Group as a casual volunteer. Annie brings an element of fun, friendship and lots of cuddles to the practice!

Careers
We are always on the look out for passionate employees from admin through to clinical staff to join our inspired team. If you are passionate about your career, a people person and driven towards being your best please contact us on physio@neurorehab.com.au.