Vertigo and Dizziness

By Carina Salvemini What is in a name? What is in a name, or in this instance, what is in a word? Rather a lot when that word is ‘Vertigo’. The word itself carries all sorts of meanings, but, assuming for a moment that we are all talking about the same vertigo (that which is…

OT Week 20 – 26th October

By Catherine Ly This years theme is “reach your pOTential”. In the spirit of spreading awareness I thought I’d share a recent experience. A couple of weeks ago I went to visit my mum and indulged in some of her home cooking. We got to talking and she told me that my old dancing teacher…

Applying in 2013!

It’s that time of the year when all of the University Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Graduates start thinking about the next 12 months and further into their career.  Questions asked will be “Have I had enough experiences to be able to choose a career direction or do I need some further experience in order to…

A Simple Colles Fracture

Falls are well researched and well documented. We know alot of information about the “why” people fall and the consequences of a fall. 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 experience a fall in a 12 month period (Lord et al 2009). 50% of falls in community dwelling elderly occur in the home…

Where is the Physiotherapy Workforce?

Physiotherapy recruitment is difficult.  Public hospitals advertise to recruit to one position and they receive 50 applicants.  We have been searching for 4 months for a perfect fit.  If I could guarantee staff members then this business would be flying, but the reality is that we don’t have an attractive community care system for our…

Employment with us @ RHFA

Well we are doing it again!!  We need to find our 10th Physiotherapist to join our team Add our Directors Peter Locke (and Me of course) and that makes 12 Physios, 2 OT’s, 2 administration and our super PT student!!