Prior to Physiotherapy, Carol’s professional life included remedial massage therapy, working in association with sports trainers on amateur athletes, as well as treating clients with musculoskeletal and chronic pain issues. She also worked for several years for the Education Department at Hunter River Community School (Special Ed.) in Maitland, for children and teenagers with physical, emotional and learning disabilities. Here she helped create and implement adapted language and communication programs, assisted cognitive and social development, and facilitated physical therapy programs developed by off site physiotherapists.
|Then, in 2010, Carol graduated from Newcastle University with a Bachelor Physiotherapy (honours). She started her new graduate year in the acute care setting, working in ICU with post operative and respiratory patients, and on the orthopaedic and neurological wards at Wyong Hospital and Gosford Hospitals. In the following years she gained experience in the outpatients department plus on the geriatric and general rehab wards, cardio-respiratory and complex medical wards in both public and private hospitals. She still fills a senior rehabilitation physiotherapy role at Maitland Private Hospital.
Carol’s interest in continence and pelvic floor physiotherapy was started at university with a particularly passionate lecturer in the field. After graduating she sought out short courses and post-graduate training in women’s health physio, men’s and children’s continence issues, and sexual health. Carol is currently undertaking a Masters Degree in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy through Curtin University in Perth.
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Carol spare time is spent studying, walking, renovating her house, gardening and playing with her grandchildren.