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Rachael Cheesman

Director

Rachael graduated from La Trobe University in 1993.  Throughout her physiotherapy career she has shown a strong and passionate interest in the field of neurology.  Rachael is a Bobath Practitioner having  completed advanced studies in the Bobath Concept.  Clinical areas of specialty include management of clients with all spectrum’s of neurological disability, postural dysfunction, vestibular retraining, falls and balance disorders and gait re-education.  Rachael created the Neuro Practice in 2002 and continues to expand the team focusing on a client centered and meaningful approach to all therapy interactions. Rachael has completed a Masters certificate in rural paediatric practice at the University of Melbourne.

Jodi Millen

Practice Manager

Jodi comes to the practice with a wide and varied background having worked in the area of Allied Health for many years. Jodi has a keen interest in working in the disability sector and is more than happy to help answer any of your funding related questions or concerns. She is very experienced in navigating the many complex funding bodies including the NDIS & TAC. Her role also involves implementing standards, policies and procedures that keep the practice running smoothly, while also responding to any unexpected issues that may crop up. 

Hayley Dunne

Administration Assistant

Since the completion of year 12 in 2018 Hayley has been a welcomed member as an Administration Assistant with The Neuro Practice. Hayley has a bubbly personality and is more than happy to assist you with all queries and booking needs. Hayley’s interest aside from working in the Allied Health field include sewing and establishing herself as an renown artist.

Luci Wright 

Physiotherapist

Luci graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2002 and joined The Neuro Practice team in 2008. She has extensive experience working in inpatient, community and neurological rehabilitation in Australia and the United Kingdom. Luci has completed post graduate training in the Bobath Concept and is qualified in the use of neuromuscular dry needling. Luci is an experienced clinician who enjoys working with clients with all forms of neurological disorders. She draws on a wide range of techniques including the use of pilates, PNF, dry needling, balance re-education and running re-training to assist people to achieve their rehabilitation goals.

Tegan French 

Physiotherapist

Tegan graduated from Charles Sturt University at the beginning of 2015 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy after completing numerous placements in the neurological field. Prior to joining our team Tegan has gained experience treating a variety of conditions in Public Health working in Echuca, Horsham and Bendigo. Tegan has joined the team at The Neuro Practice to pursue her love for Neurological Physiotherapy and to further develop and expand on her skills. Tegan is also pursuing further study by commencing a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation through Flinders University. Tegan enjoys working with a variety of neurological conditions, with a special interest in Vestibular Physiotherapy. As a self-professed nerd, she has dedicated many hours completing post graduate courses on Vestibular Physiotherapy, regularly reading the latest evidence and listening to podcasts on this area.

Ashlee Lance 

Physiotherapist

Ash graduated from La Trobe University in 2009 and has 9 years of paediatric physiotherapy experience. Beginning her career at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Ash has developed her passion for paediatric physiotherapy, working in the inpatient, community and school settings. Ash was recognised for her work in developing paediatric physiotherapy services in the community setting with a Victorian Rural Health Award in 2013. Ash has a special interest in working with infants, and has extensive experience working with children of all ages with musculoskeletal, neurological and developmental conditions. 

Molly Pridham 

Physiotherapist

Molly Graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Prior to joining the Neuro Practice team Molly has gained experience in Public Health, Community Paediatrics and disability on the Central Coast NSW and in Bendigo VIC. Molly is currently completing her Masters in Advanced Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice at Monash University. Molly has joined the team to pursue her passion in working with children of all ages with developmental, neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Molly enjoys working with families and children to achieve their goals, by providing therapy in a range of settings.

Rebecca Grenfell

Physiotherapist

Bec graduated from La Trobe University, Bendigo in 2016, with a Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Physiotherapy degree. Bec gained experience in a specialised neurological rehabilitation hospital in Italy & inpatient care at SJOG hospital Bendigo. Bec has also conducted postgraduate research in looking a dance therapy & cognitive movement based therapies for people with Parkinson’s & Alzheimer's disease; as well as spending time looking at ways to overcome current barriers neurological clients face in receiving therapy. Bec has joined the team to pursue her keen interest in understanding the complexities of human brain and to further develop her skills in the Neurological Physiotherapy field by joining The Neuro Practice Team. Her particular interests include Parkinson’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy & spinal cord injuries. 

Jade Clutterbuck 

Physiotherapist

Jade graduated from Monash University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Throughout her various placements across Melbourne and Geelong, she developed a particular passion for Neurological Physiotherapy which she is pleased to continue to pursue having now joined The Neuro Practice team. She is a strong advocate of the importance of patient-centred care and enjoys working alongside clients to develop individualised goals and treatment specific to their varying presentations and lifestyles. Jade has done some volunteer work as a physiotherapist in rural Vanuatu and is currently completing her APPI Clinical Pilates certification in both Matwork and Equipment based Pilates.

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Bernadette Strawhorn 

Exercise Physiologist

Bernadette, newest addition to the practice graduated from La Trobe University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Exercise Science/Masters of Exercise Physiology. Prior to joining our team Bernadette has gained experience through working in the community with exercise prescription in DVA, TAC and WorkCover clientele as well as work in occupational rehabilitation and return to work planning. With passion and fresh eyes she has dedicated her time to the realm of chronic diseases and treatment, prevention and maintenance specifically interested in ageing conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.