Our Team

Physiotherapists are experts in the management of movement disorders. In the hospital setting, physiotherapists work in a variety of areas e.g. orthopaedics, neurology, cardiorespiratory, cancer care, cardiac care, geriatrics and rehabilitation in the home. At St Vincent’s, our physiotherapists provide a range of therapies to assist patients to maintain or restore their function. The Physiotherapy Department provides clinical services across a spectrum of acute, sub-acute and outpatient services at St Vincent’s Hospital, St George’s Hospital, Caritas Christi and other community centres.


Our Services

Inpatient services

We provide Physiotherapy services to Neurological, Orthopaedic, Palliative, Medical, Surgical, Critical illness and rehabilitation populations admitted to St Vincent's Hospital Fitzroy, St George's Hospital and Caritis Christi.

Our residential care facilities are also serviced from our sub-acute team at St George's Hospital.

Community Rehabilitation Centres (CRC)

St Vincent’s Community Rehabilitation Centre provides specialised rehabilitation services to people living in the Cities of Boroondara, Darebin and Yarra.

Located at St George’s Hospital in Kew and St Vincent's Community Rehabilitation Centre in Northcote.

 

Research

 

Our team conduct and publish research in multiple clinical areas:

 

Harding, P., Burge, A., Walter, K., Shaw, B., Page, C., Phan, U., ... & Liew, S. (2018). Advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapists in post arthroplasty review clinics: a state wide implementation program evaluation. Physiotherapy, 104(1), 98-106.

Birnbaum, M. A., Brock, K., Clark, R. A., & Hill, K. D. (2018). Measuring lateropulsion following stroke: a feasibility study using Wii Balance Board technology. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 46(1).

Black, S., Nicholas, C., Cotton, S., & Brock, K. (2018). Determining discharge destination in geriatric evaluation and management units: Is progressive goal attainment a better early indicator of discharge destination than improvement in functional independence measure scores?. Geriatrics & gerontology international.

Birnbaum, M., Hill, K., Kinsella, R., Black, S., Clark, R., & Brock, K. (2018). Comprehensive clinical sitting balance measures for individuals following stroke: a systematic review on the methodological quality. Disability and rehabilitation, 40(6), 616-630.

Dabare, C., Le Marshall, K., Leung, A., Page, C. J., Choong, P. F., & Lim, K. K. (2017). Differences in presentation, progression and rates of arthroplasty between hip and knee osteoarthritis: Observations from an osteoarthritis cohort study‐a clear role for conservative management. International journal of rheumatic diseases, 20(10), 1350-1360.

Graven, C., Brock, K., Hill, K. D., Cotton, S., & Joubert, L. (2016). First year after stroke: An integrated approach focusing on participation goals aiming to reduce depressive symptoms. Stroke, 47(11), 2820-2827.

Eckhardt, G., Haase, G., Brock, K., & Hummelsheim, H. (2016). Interactive-dialogue in the Bobath concept: A mixed methods study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 23(2), 81-90.

Skinner, E. H., Haines, K. J., Howe, B., Hodgson, C. L., Denehy, L., McArthur, C. J., ... & Berney, S. (2015). Health-related quality of life in Australasian survivors of H1N1 Influenza undergoing mechanical ventilation. A multicenter cohort study. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 12(6), 895-903.

Frith, C., Cowan, S., & Delany, C. (2015). Reflection training as a form of professional development for physiotherapy clinical educators. Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal, 16(2), 88.

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