Jessica is an experienced Speech Pathologist in inpatient, outpatient and community rehabilitation, providing a range of speech pathology interventions for communication and swallowing, in areas including, disability, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, motor neuron disease, and head and neck cancer. Additionally, Jessica is trained in LSVT, a voice treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
Helping patients to achieve goals with their communication and swallowing and supporting them to increase their independence during meaningful tasks is what excites Jessica the most about her work. “It’s great to see my patients showing the progress they have made to their family and friends”.
With more than 25 years in Primary Health, working within General Practice in a management position, Gabrielle has been provided the opportunity to be engaged in transforming health through the patient centred care model, the implementation of Electronic Health records to accreditation. However, for her, what sits at the centre of health is patient care, patient engagement and interaction.
Through her work, Gabrielle is excited to have the opportunity to help every person to be a part of their rehabilitation journey, provide a service that is streamlined yet tailored to the individual. When the journey ends, to see the progress that patient has made, the difference this makes to their everyday life, to know she has contributed to the incredible team who in conjunction with the patient are responsible for this.
Natasha's experience ranges from working with orthopaedic conditions and hydrotherapy, and stroke patients to provide neurological rehabilitation in an inpatient and day program setting.
Being apart of a patient's journey to achieve their goals, allowing them to be independent with their daily activities and hobbies is what drives Natasha and excites her about her work helping patients at Royal Rehab Petersham
Carla completed her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in 2014, before going on to complete a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, also at ACU, in 2018.
Over the past four years, Carla has been working within a rehab hospital setting, including two years at Royal Rehab Petersham as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. During this time Carla has developed an intimate knowledge of Parkinson’s Disease and is a qualified PD Warrior Instructor. Carla finds that it’s the little things that count – she enjoys celebrating each small win that her patients make and educating patients about how to make exercise a part of their day.
Thomas is an experienced physiotherapies across a variety of areas in rehabilitation including, Stroke, Parkinson's disease, joint replacements, hydrotherapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Working in a multidisciplinary team, Thomas enjoys working alongside his colleagues assisting their clients achieve their goals and return home. Being able to work with a variety of conditions and people allows Thomas to be his best and ensures that he is providing the best care he can to his clients. What excites Thomas most about his work is seeing clients throughout their entire rehabilitation journey.
Alessia is currently the Day Program Senior Physiotherapist at Royal Rehab Petersham, which involves program coordination and the treatment of patients through outpatient services, including NDIS. Over the past three years, Alessia has worked across inpatient and outpatient settings treating a variety of patients including neurological, orthopaedic, and other complex conditions. She is PD Warrior trainer and is an experienced clinical educator.
Before joining the team at Royal Rehab Petersham, Alessia completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), followed by a Masters in Physiotherapy in 2019, also at UTS. Alessia enjoys collaborating with the multidisciplinary team at Royal Rehab Petersham, which she describes as ‘amazing,’ to empower and assist patients in achieving their goals and make meaningful progress throughout their rehabilitation.
Madeleine is experienced in both neurological and orthopaedic rehabilitation, providing upper limb therapy, cognitive retraining and equipment prescription in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is trained in the use of technology and adaptive devices to assist with rehabilitation.
Having the ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team with a range of different clients is what excites Madeleine about her work. As an Occupational Therapist, Madeleine is passionate about helping her patients achieve meaningful goals and return to the things that they enjoy doing.