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Physiotherapy – practitioner bios

Rory Barlow – B. Physiotherapy

Rory graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from The University of Queensland in 2010, he attained a New Graduate Physiotherapist position in 2011 at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and in 2012 Rory was made a full-time permanent Physiotherapist.

In his time as a Physiotherapist Rory has worked in many fields of Physiotherapy. He was worked in the rehabilitation of stroke survivors and patients with brain injuries, he has independently ran outpatient clinics in rural towns in the Southern Downs of Queensland, and has spent time treating amputee patients in the first days post amputation.

Rory’s main interest lies within Critical Care Physiotherapy in the Intensive Care Unit and acute post surgical wards. He is particularly focussed on the early mobilisation of patients in the Intensive Care Unit. Rory recently gave a presentation at the 2012 Queensland Cardio-respiratory Physiotherapy Network Conference held in Brisbane about the barriers to early mobilisation of complex surgical cases within the Intensive Care Unit.

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Richard Newton – BAppSc(Physio), Masters of Sports Physio

Richard is an Associate Professor at the School of Physiotherapy at Bond University on the Gold Coast. He has been a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Sports Physiotherapy Group since 1991, and completed his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in 1999. He received a sports physiotherapy award from the Australian Physiotherapy Association in 1999.

Throughout his career, he has been involved with the Brisbane Bears and Gold Coast Suns AFL teams, the Gold Coast Rollers NBL and Gold Coast Cougars basketball teams, the Gold Coast Breakers rugby union team, the Southport Netball Association and the Southport Surf Life Saving Club. As well as his work at Bond University, Richard is currently in private practice on the Gold Coast.