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TEAM

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Teagan Stuchbery 

Physiotherapist

Teagan graduated from the University of South Australia in 2015 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.  Prior to joining the Neuro Practice Team, Teagan has gained experience in Public Health in Echuca, Castlemaine and the United Kingdom, primarily working in the inpatient and community rehabilitation settings as well as paediatrics.  Teagan has joined the team to pursue her keen interests in working with neurological clients and children of all ages.  Her particular interests include stroke, acquired brain injuries, pain science and paediatrics.

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.

Bernadette, 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 spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and ageing conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Jade Clutterbuck 

Physiotherapist

Bernadette Strawhorn 

Exercise Physiologist

Molly Pridham 

Physiotherapist