Leia Barnes graduated from the University of Queensland in 2005 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Neurological Rehabilitation through the University of Western Australia in 2012. Leia was granted the title of APA Neurological Physiotherapist in 2013. Leia has attended competency‐based training by Dr Susan Herdman and team, and has further enhanced her clinical skills by attending multiple advanced vestibular rehabilitation courses both nationally and internationally (Melbourne, Gold Coast and USA). Leia has been appointed the role of Advanced Physiotherapist in the Integrated Specialist ENT Service at Logan Hospital, where she functions as a primary contact vestibular physiotherapist for Metro South Health. Previous roles have included the Assistant Director of Physiotherapy (Rehabilitation) at the Gold Coast University Hospital and Senior Physiotherapist at the Falls and Balance Clinic (Robina). Leia manages a private vestibular caseload with her business, Back in Balance Vestibular Physiotherapy (clinic at Physiologic). Leia has over 10 year experience in treating patients with vestibular disorders, and has been invited to speak at multiple conferences, including The Neuro-Otology Society of Australia Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, Queensland Acoustic Neuroma Conference, National Neurosensory Unit Audiology Conference and Queensland Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Network Conference.
Natalie Rando graduated from the University of Queensland in 1997 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and went on to complete a Masters in Neurological Physiotherapy from UQ in 2004. Natalie has completed both competency-based and advanced training with Dr Susan Herdman and regularly attends both national and international conferences related to vestibular dysfunction. Natalie previously held the position of Assistant Director of Physiotherapy (Rehabilitation) at the Gold Coast University Hospital (2004 – 2012), where she instigated and managed the physiotherapy service for Vestibular Clients. She now continues to see patients via Back in Balance Vestibular Physiotherapy and Bond University on the Gold Coast. Natalie has 12 years experience teaching Vestibular Rehabilitation at the graduate entry level at Bond University and Griffith University, as well as at the post-graduate level throughout Australia. Natalie currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy (Neurology) at Bond University and is an APA Titled Neurological Physiotherapist.
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