B. App. Sc. (Physio)
Eileen is our Senior Physiotherapist with advanced training and experience in complex vestibular and balance rehabilitation, stroke, as well as neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. She has undertaken postgraduate studies in neurological physiotherapy, and will complete a Masters of Clinical Rehabilitation (Neurological Physiotherapy) at Flinders University in 2017 with recognition for outstanding academic performance (top 5%) throughout the course. Eileen has also undertaken a number of research studies, developing a balance protocol for people with peripheral neuropathy, and more recently, developed a novel cycling program for people with Parkinson’s Disease, for which she was awarded the Parkinson’s SA Research Scholarship. In 2012, she was nominated for a Service Excellence Award from the Brain Injury Network of South Australia. She currently runs the Heads Up falls prevention and balance classes at Advanced Neuro Rehab. Eileen is a passionate advocate for physical activity – hiking, running, cycling, and exploring the outdoors being amongst some of her greatest loves. One of her greatest inspirations is Paralympian, Kurt Fearnley, who once said, “strength is the ability to adapt”.