Since 2009, Advance Rehab Centre has become a training and development site for students, clinicians and associated health professionals. Our evening lecture program, courses and clinical programs have helped to advance the role of allied health in community clinical practice.
Monthly Evening Lectures
Each month we host an Evening Lecture presented by an expert clinician, Consultant or academic in the neurological and complex disability space. These evening lectures are well attended and normally fill the room with over 60 health professionals or patients.
Title: The how, what and why of exercise in MND.
Date: Tuesday 30th November 2021
Speaker: Eileen O’Neill – ARC Senior Neurological Physiotherapist
ARC’s Senior Neurological Physiotherapist, Eileen, will present;
- A refresher on what we know and what we don’t know about MND.
- Discussion about what exercise is best for people with MND.
- Inspiring stories of what can be achieved beyond the diagnosis.
After graduating as a Physiotherapist in Sydney, Eileen spent the first seven years working in various paediatric disability services. Towards the end of this time, Eileen undertook a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering and based her thesis on the modelling of motor control acquisition and has applied this to her love of neurological rehabilitation.
Eileen then held a position at Sydney University on a stroke study looking at motor control, spasticity and contracture. For the past 20 years, Eileen has worked in private practice with a special interest in neurological physiotherapy for both adults and children. She enjoys a complex caseload and is a strong participator in ARC’s learning and development program, regularly presenting on topics in neurology.
Eileen works solely in the community and is an outstanding clinician. In 2020, Eileen won the Ken Sackville’ Care’ Award as voted for by her colleagues.
Conferences and Workshops
Our team of expert clinicians regularly present at National and International Conferences, Seminars and workshops presented here in Australia by the Australian Physiotherapy Association, ESSA, OT NSW, Parkinson’s NSW, Stroke Recovery Association NSW, Polio Australia, and many others including the British Geriatric Society, ACPIN UK and more.
We have a standing relationship with both Macquarie University and Australian Catholic University to supervise their students on clinical placement and support them in their honors projects. We take this role seriously and have a dedicated clinical educator to ensure the competencies of future Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists.
Expos and Patient Education Seminars
Our team regularly host booths and stalls at Disability and Neurologically specific expos, seminars and support group meetings. Our aim is to connect with individuals, family members and health professionals to learn about the services and emerging trends in this area as well as to assist directly in educating people of the benefits of expert rehabilitation.
Patient stories, education videos and blog
We like to celebrate the success of the people who receive our services by nominating them for our Gold Star Awards Every month we dive deep into a clinical education topic and present within the team each week on an aspect of this topic. This is then recapped in videos for people living with or associated with this topic area. If you have a particular topic you want us to present on, let us know!