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Physiotherapy

Fatigue, pain, reduced balance and mobility, muscle weakness, and limited coordination can all have a negative impact on your lifestyle and independence. With the help of our Physiotherapists, you can effectively manage the physical symptoms of living with a progressive neurological condition – giving you more confidence in day-to-day life.

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Our Physiotherapy Services can benefit anyone in Queensland living with MS or other progressive neurological conditions who would like to retain or regain their mobility and function. This includes those living with Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple System Atrophy, Huntington’s Disease, Spinocerebellar Ataxias, and others.

Our team offer a range of Physiotherapy Services

• Face-to-face physiotherapy sessions at our Wellbeing Centres, in your home or Telehealth sessions
• Virtual physiotherapy sessions through Telehealth
• Small Physiotherapist led group exercise (3-4 people)
• Customised home exercise programs
• Bespoke early intervention and MS symptom management programs
• National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) access reports.

We’re here for your movement journey

When you connect with MS Queensland Physiotherapy Services, you’ll be working with an Allied Health Professional who understands your MS and its daily impact. Our physiotherapists knows the challenges you face, they can offer a practical management strategy for each symptom.

MS can be an unpredictable disease, so if you do experience any (even minor) mobility or functional issues, please get in touch. Living with MS or a progressive neurological condition is complex, contacting our physiotherapy team is simple.

Meet the team

Tom Crouch – Physiotherapy Clinical Leader

Tom joined MS Queensland in 2018 and has a Bachelor of Sports Science and a Doctorate of Physiotherapy with over 10 years clinical experience in rehabilitation which has predominantly been in the field of neurology.

He has extensive clinical experience in neurological and progressive neurological conditions and their associated deficits including Functional Neurological Disorder, Multiple sclerosis, Motor neurone disease, Hereditary spastic paraparesis and Parkinson’s disease.

In addition to his work clinically, Tom has also completed and published clinical research specific to rehabilitation.  Tom has worked clinically across the public, private and not for profit sector throughout Australian and abroad. Whilst working overseas Tom completed a master’s in international health management at the Imperial College London. He is a previous national committee member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Pain Group and has previously held the Chair position of this APA QLD Branch group.

He wishes to utilise his clinical and professional experience to assist MS Queensland and the profession of physiotherapy to deliver high quality physiotherapy services to clients living with a progressive neurological condition.

Cassandra Miller

Cassandra holds a Masters of Physiotherapy from Griffith University, a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science in addition to contributing to clinical research associated to the multiple sclerosis population.

Cassandra is also currently completing a Masters in Rehabilitation (Neurological Physiography). Before joining MQ Queensland in January 2022, Cassandra has worked across the private practice setting and has a special interest in providing physiotherapy care to people living with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Functional Neurological Disorder, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy.

Cassandra has also completed further professional development with Parkinson’s and hydrotherapy. Cassandra is a highly enthusiastic and motivated professional who wishes to utilise and continue to optimise the function, symptom management and the quality of life of people living with progressive  neurological conditions through the principles of Neurological Physiotherapy.

Neelam Nayak

Neelam joined MS Queensland in 2021 and has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Masters of Neurological Physiotherapy, with around 10 years of clinical experience. Neelam has worked across public and private sectors; mainly in the field of Neurorehabilitation for a range of conditions including Stroke, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Motor Neuron Disease and Spinal Cord Injuries.

Neelam is a passionate physiotherapist and wishes to utilise her experience to improve the quality of life for people living with progressive neurological conditions.

In addition, Neelam is a keen academic and research scholar, currently completing her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at The University of Queensland. She has published in international journals and has been invited to present her work at national and international conferences.

Stephen Ryder

Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Otago University in New Zealand and has also completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Clinical Rehabilitation from Flinders University.

He has worked in hospital inpatient rehabilitation and for the last 20 years for MS Queensland in various settings including physiotherapy clinics, telehealth, hydrotherapy, community gyms, home based visits, and specialised disability accommodation.

Stephen’s areas of clinical interest include complex symptom management, higher level mobility and hypertonicity.

Sam Lean

Sam holds a Masters of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Exercise Science. Sam brings a good depth of knowledge, skill, and experience in physiotherapy with a special interest in Neurological Rehabilitation.

Sam is a highly diligent and motivated professional who strives to seek out the latest evidence-based care and research to optimise the function, symptom management and the quality of life of people living MS and other progressive neurological conditions.

Nicki Carr

Nicki holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) from The University of Queensland.

She enjoys treating individuals with progressive neurological conditions and loves to see the positive impact she can have on her clients.

Nicki understands the importance of providing tailored, evidence-based care and enjoys creating highly customised therapy plans for her clients. Her treatment approach is targeted towards optimising function and improving quality of life in an effective and enjoyable way.

Liam Ross

Liam holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), Griffth University.

Liam is a dedicated and enthusiastic Physiotherapist with a proven track record of accurately assessing the needs of customers and creating appropriate treatment plans to best address their needs.

Liam has a keen interest in neurological and rehabilitation-based physiotherapy and is driven to utilise his skills and experience to optimise function and the quality of life of individuals living with chronic and progressive conditions.

What’s next?

Our Physiotherapists meet face-to-face with customers at our Wellbeing Centres, home visits as well as virtually using Telehealth. Request a callback now and get started on retaining or regaining your mobility and function.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is MS Queensland’s Physiotherapy Service offered?

Our Physiotherapy Services are offered at the following locations and virtually state state-wide across QLD via Telehealth.

  • Milton Site
  • Sunshine Coast Wellbeing Centre
  • Springfield Satellite Clinic
  • Gold Coast – Home Visiting Service and Face to Face Clinical Appointments available

How can I pay for MS Queensland’s Physiotherapy Service?

Physiotherapy Services delivered by MS Queensland can be accessed in a number of ways, these include:

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • My Aged Care
  • Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP) – Medicare Rebate
  • Private Health Insure – Rebate subject to an individual’s insurance policy
  • Self-Funded.

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How much does MS Queensland’s Physiotherapy Service cost?

  • 1-hour Individual Physiotherapy appointment $193.99*

For clarification on appointment cost please contact our friendly team on 1800 177 591

*NDIA set pricing reviewed annually each new financial year

What if I need to cancel?

48 hours notice is required for appointment cancellation or a fee of 100% of the booked appointment will be charged as per the NDIS price guide.

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