Community Recommended Practitioner Listings

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Practitioner Listings

The names and details below have been collected from you, the HSP community, and offered here as a resource to locate medical and allied health professionals. They are not a recommendation from the Foundation. You will need to assess the suitability of any particular practitioner for yourself.

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Neurologists & Rehab Physicians

 

Victoria

Barry Rawicki

Rehabilitation Physician – spasticity management, gait management; Paediatric Rehab.

Assoc. Professor of Medicine, Monash University, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton.

Head of Rehabilitation at the Epworth Rehabilitation Centre, Brighton.

Medical Director of St John of God Healthcare, Nepean Rehabilitation.

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Moorabbin Specialist Centre

873 Centre Rd,

Bentleigh East. Vic. 3165

Main office Phone: 03 9570 3300

“He is absolutely brilliant – he specialises in Neurology, Spinal Cord and Pain Rehabilitation.”

 

Anita Vinton

Neurologist

Cabrini Hospital

East Malvern, Melbourne.  VIC

Ph: 03  9500 0172

“ … was onto it immediately and her helping me understand what I had; was extremely sensitively and intelligently handled.”

 

Michael Fahey

Neurogeneticist / Paediatric Neurologist

Suite 12, 212 Clayton Rd
Clayton VIC
phone 03 9542 0000

 

NSW

Carolyn Sue

Neurologist / Neurogeneticist

Royal North Shore Hospital, Pacific Hwy, St Leonards NSW 2065

phone: 02 9926 8481

 

Stephen Tisch

Neurologist

St Vincents Clinic, 438 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

phone: 02 8382 6715

” … he is really good … asked about problems I had skateboarding as a kid … also identified that my mother who was with me has HSP”

 

 

Queensland

Dan McLaughlin

Neurologist

Ladhope Chambers, 131 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane 4000

phone 3831 1704

 

John O’Sullivan

Neurologist

St. Andrew’s Place, 33 North St, Spring Hill 4000

ph 3832 0501

 

WA

Phillipa Lamont
Paediatric and Adult Neurologist/Neurogeneticist
Mosman Park (private practice)

Royal Perth Hospital, Neurogenetics Unit (public system)

“Initially diagnosed me and has a good understanding of HSP.”

Phillipa Lamont’s primary focus is the improvement of one’s quality of life. She has an extensive understanding and experience with a broad range of the issues that confront HSPers and is willing to advise and assist on all of the impacts of HSP.”

 

SA

Ruth Marshall
Rehabilitation Physician
Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre
207-255 Hampstead Rd
Northfield SA 5085
Phone: +61 8 8222 1625
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Physiotherapists & Neurophysiotherapists

Many with HSP benefit from a well designed program of stretching, strengthening and exercise for improved cardiovascular fitness, mobility and flexibility, and spasticity reduction.

If you have not already been to a physio, there may be significant benefits from doing so.  Here’s how to find one:

The Australian Physiotherapy Association website has a ‘Find a Physio’ tool.  The search function allows you to sort by Location and Clinical Area –  choose ‘Neurology’, as a physiotherapist with a neurology interest is likely to be a good resource in developing a program for an HSPer.

 

Queensland

Sarah Fitzhenry (Neurophysyiotherapist)
Caloudra Hospital Rehabilitation Team
3 West Terrace Caloundra 4551 Ph 07 5436 8886

“… Sarah and the team were able to do more to help me cope with this disease than anything else since I had been diagnosed a few years ago.”

 

Roger McIntosh

North West Medical Centre

125 Flockton St.

Everton Park Queensland 4051

Ph: 3353 4111

Email: [email protected]

“Roger goes out of his way to meet my physical needs and has given me a better quality of life. I would highly recommend him to other HSPers on the northside of Brisbane. He also has connections with a heated pool for hydrotherapy sessions located nearby.”

 

Liz Harewood and Matthew Vincent – Allsports Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine Clinics

Forest Lake Blvd
Forest Lake
Brisbane
Ph: 3278 8544

Website: http://www.allsportsphysio.com.au/Home.aspx

Liz Harewood
Liz has worked in the rehabilitation field working with patients with neurological and balance disorders.
She has special interests in pelvic biomechanics and the use of dry needling and western acupuncture to reduce pain and restore normal muscle function.

Matthew Vincent
Runs the hydrotherapy program conducted at the Forest Lake Aquatic Centre, and is qualified in the application of aquatic physiotherapy providing one on one treatment for all patient types.

 

ACT

Deborah Carrera

Neurological Physiotherapist

Neurospace, Health and Wellness Hub, 10-12 Colbee Court, Phillip ACT 2606

Phone: 6162 0450

Website: www.neurospace.com.au

Email: [email protected]

Also utilises Skype for regional consults.

“I have been seeing Deborah at her practice for the past two years and have found her to be knowledgeable about HSP and effective treatments. This includes taking into consideration the goals and outcomes that I desire to achieve. With me being a person that needs to be constantly challenged with exercise and strength regimes, Deborah has been able to address these matters through presenting numerous regimes that keep me ‘challenged’, and motivated. Her constant encouragement, coupled with her expertise in neurological physiotherapy has produced what I consider as rapid improvements over time and the present stable nature of my condition.”

 

NSW

Lea McQuade

Physiotherapist- home physiotherapy service specialising in rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury

Harbord NSW 2096

ph: (02) 9905 9876  mobile: 0400 49 81 49

“Lea understands HSP and helps me understand things I can do to help myself including a regular program with particular stretches and exercises.”

 

Melissa McConaghy

Principal Physiotherapist

Advance Rehab Centre

3/41 Herbert St

St.Leonards NSW 2065

ph: (02) 9906 7777

web: www.archealth.com.au

Read the community member recommendation for this practitioner.

 

Nicola Postol

Physiotherapist – home physiotherapy service specialising in neurodegenerative conditions.

Get Up and Go Physiotherapy

Newcastle/Hunter area NSW

mob: 0420 506 721

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getupandgophysionewcastle/

email: [email protected]

 

SA

Ann Buchan

Neurophysiotherapist

Unley Physiotherapy

160 Unley Rd

Unley, SA 5061

Ph: (08) 8373 2132

 

Tamina Levy

Neurophysiotherapist

216 Daws Rd

Daw Park SA 5051

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5/259 Unley Road

Unley SA 5061

mobile: 0409 282 210

 

Teresa Beltrame
Neurological Physiotherapist
35 Hackney Rd
Hackney SA 5069
0405 384 825

Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors

 

NSW

Helga Hemberger

Clinical Psychologist

for people with chronic neurological conditions such as HSP, their family and carers, dealing with adjustment to diagnosis; anxiety, stress, depression, pain and coping.

Phone: 0423 361 400
Email: [email protected]
Locations: Lower North Shore (St Leonards) and Inner West (Annandale) in Sydney
Website: www.cognitivehealth.com.au
Medicare provider (rebates available for clinical psychology if referred by a GP or psychiatrist under a mental health care plan).

 

ACT

Jane Drinkwater

Clinical Psychologist

Mob: 0400 020 356

Email: [email protected]

Unit 15/2 King Street

Deakin ACT 2600

“What Jane seeks to do is to help me in my adjustment and adaptation to the constant challenges of living with HSP, and encourages and supports me in continuing to live a meaningful life. Highly recommended!”

 

Adding Your Recommendation

If you have a doctor, a physiotherapist, a neurologist, a podiatrist or other medical or allied health professional whom you are happy to recommend, then please let us know by providing the following information in the Comments box below:

  1. practitioner name:
  2. type of medical professional:
  3. contact details/location:
  4. comments e.g. what makes them good.

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