Senior Physiotherapists with a wealth of experience and passion for helping clients with dizziness and balance concerns regain their full potential.
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SENIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST & PRACTICE MANAGER
Fiona graduated Curtin University in 2002 and has worked extensively in the United Kingdom and Australia in the vestibular, neurological and general rehabilitation fields. During her time at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, as the Senior Neurology Outpatients Physiotherapist, Fiona developed a special interest and gained valuable clinical experience in Vestibular Rehabilitation before moving into private practice in 2012.
Fiona completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Neurological Rehabilitation at UWA in 2008 and she has completed additional postgraduate Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation Training in 2013, 2015 and 2017 with world-renowned Vestibular Specialist Susan Herdman. Fiona regularly attends NOTSA (Neuro-otological Society of Australia) meetings and works in collaboration with the Balance Centre at The Ear Science Institute.
Fiona regularly provides professional development to Physiotherapists and General Practitioners on vestibular disorders and rehabilitation including tutoring on The Introductory Vestibular Courses 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015.
Fiona is a certified LSVT BIG clinician, which is an intensive, evidence based exercise program for people with Parkinsons’ Disease.
Fiona has recently been involved in preliminary research looking at the effectiveness of Optokinetic Habituation Therapy on Visual Vertigo symptoms in clients with Post-Concussion Syndrome (2018).
Rachel graduated from the University of Notre Dame Australia in 2012 and since graduating has gained extensive experience working in the hospital sector as a senior physiotherapist at Joondalup Health Campus. She has worked in all areas of the hospital including rehabilitation, emergency and outpatient rehabilitation, as well as providing education for physiotherapists at the hospital in the area of vestibular rehabilitation.
Rachel attended the Vestibular Rehabilitation a Competency Based Course in 2016 in Atlanta Georgia with vestibular specialist Dr Susan Herdman and has been providing vestibular rehabilitation services at the hospital since then until moving into private practice. Rachel is passionate about dizziness and balance disorders and helping clients regain their balance.