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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.

Lisa Canny 

Office Administrator

Lisa graduated from LaTrobe University , Bendigo in 1995 with a Bachelor of Nursing and nursed for several years, here and in the UK before studying Beauty Therapy at Victoria University in Melbourne - graduating in 2000.   She worked in both roles for several years until 2003, when Beauty Therapy took over and eventually resulting in Lisa opening and running her own successful Beauty Therapy business for 15 years.   In 2016, Lisa graduated with a Certificate of Bookkeeping and worked for a well known bookkeeping firm here in Bendigo for 3 years. Lisa soon realised she thrives off people contact and since then has taken on the role of Office Administrator. Lisa is the lovely bubbly personality to greet you at our clinic & is more than happy to help you with all your appointment & any specific needs. 

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 and has gained experience treating a variety of conditions in Public Health working in Echuca, Horsham, and Bendigo. Tegan joined the team at The Neuro Practice in 2018 to pursue her love for Vestibular and Neurological Physiotherapy. Tegan has a special interest in Vestibular Physiotherapy, having completed advanced courses in this area and treats clients with a range of presentations of dizziness and imbalance. She has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation through Flinders University which covered management for a range of neurological conditions.

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.

Jade Clutterbuck 

Physiotherapist

Bernadette Strawhorn 

Exercise Physiologist

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.