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.

Big changes in 2021 for the SDA eligibility process

Date: January 19th 2021

Time: 6.00pm

Where: Virtual

Cost: FREE

Speakers: Jo-Anne Bennett

SDA Housing Manager, Advance Rehab Centre

Description: 

  • If you have a housing goal – Don’t miss this!  Find out the services available for people exploring housing solutions.
  • The NDIS has begun a new process for applying for SDA eligibility, explore what this means for you.
  • New directions for 2021 in SDA housing will be highlighted.

 

Jo-Anne manages an ever-evolving team of Occupational Therapists that are passionate and committed to exploring housing and support solutions for NDIS participants with complex disability. Jo-Anne and her team understand the complexities surrounding housing and supports and will help to you to navigate your way through. The team of 6 OT’s work in a consultative way to share their experiences and are always on the front foot with innovative technologies and practical solutions.

 

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Multiple Sclerosis
An update on disease modifying therapies.

Date: February 2nd 2021

Time: 6.00pm

Where: Virtual

Cost: FREE

Speakers: Dr Ariadna Fontes-Villalba

Description: 

This presentation will target patients and health care professionals involved in the care of Multiple Sclerosis. After the talk, the audience will be able to understand better how the DMT’s work, their implications in terms of side effects and monitoring, and what to expect from them.

Dr Ariadna Fontes-Villalba earned her MD degree in 2009 from the University of Santiago de Compostela, which is one of the most prestigious universities in Spain. Since 2010, she was trained as a Neurologist and came to Australia in 2015 to specialised as an MS Neurologist at Royal North Shore Hospital. From 2015-2018, she was awarded a 3-year Clinical and Research Fellowship to focus on the field of neuroimmunology in MS under the supervision of Dr John Parratt.

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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.

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University Affiliations

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!