Job Title: Physiotherapist
B AppSc (Physio) M Physio (Neurological) PhD candidate, Florey Institute of Neurosciences and Mental Health (Universtity of Melbourne) image006Brendon completed his initial physiotherapy training in Adelaide, and completed his Masters in Neurological Physiotherapy in Melbourne. He has a special interest and extensive experience in the areas of pain management and neurological physiotherapy, both in Australia and the UK. Brendon has undertaken a wide range of additional training, including Graded Motor Imagery (GMI), Vestibular Rehabilitation, Bobath facilitation of normal movement, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Neurodynamics and Electrical Stimulation. He is a faculty member of the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute, an international organisation responsible for presenting over 100 courses on pain worldwide. He has co-written and presents the NOI course “Pain, Plasticity & Rehabilitation”, aimed at clinicians treating patients with neurological dysfunction and pain, and was involved in the curriculum development of the newly expanded “Graded Motor Imagery” 2 day course. Brendon has taught physiotherapists at post graduate level since 2002, nationally and internationally. He has regularly been involved in postgraduate physiotherapy education as both lecturer and clinical supervisor for the University of Melbourne Master of Physiotherapy course as well as the Australian Physiotherapy Association in specialty courses of neurological physiotherapy. Brendon is a senior clinician in neurological and pain management rehabilitation. He commenced his PhD in 2012 at the Florey Institute of Neurosciences and Mental Health (Melbourne Brain Centre, University of Melbourne) investigating pain treatments of stroke patients, utilising Sensory Retraining and Graded Motor Imagery.