BAppSc (Phty) GCert (Health Services Management) MBA
Brendan has worked as a paediatric physiotherapist across a number of specialist areas at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and in private practice.
He is experienced in the assessment and treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries including sporting injuries, and persistent pain. He has developed a keen interest in managing rheumatological conditions including juvenile idiopathic arthritis. He can also assist with respiratory physiotherapy, strength and fitness training, weight management and post- trauma rehabilitation.
Brendan’s experience has also included working with children and adolescents with neurological and developmental issues including developmental delay, plagiocephaly, idiopathic toe walking and balance and coordination concerns.
Background and Experience
Brendan grew up in Melbourne and completed his Physiotherapy degree at Latrobe University. It was whilst completing a placement at Monash Medical Centre during the fourth year of his studies that his love for paediatrics was established.
After taking a year off to see the world, Brendan secured a job at the Royal Children’s Hospital and has been treating children and adolescents with a range of conditions at RCH and more recently in private practice for the last twenty years. He has presented at national and international conferences and is co-author and editor of a book on sporting choices for boys with haemophilia.
Brendan believes in developing strong relationships with the child/adolescent and their family and communicating effectively with all stakeholders to ensure the best outcomes are achieved. He provides a relaxed environment where the child and family are comfortable to play and get involved in the session, and ensures there is time and opportunity for the patients and parents to discuss their management.
When not at work Brendan loves watching his kid’s sports, plays some fairly average basketball himself and enjoys a good book and boogie boarding in the summer holidays.