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Insights and tips from our Allied Health team, which includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, psychology, nutrition and dietetics and podiatry. 

What does a physio do in the Intensive Care Unit?

The following blog is written by Michael Wang. Hi, my name is Michael. I am the Senior Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Physiotherapist at Frankston Hospital, Peninsula Health. What can a physiotherapist do in Intensive Care you might ask? Every now and then I get the same question from my patients – the ones that are […]

Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

The below blog is written by Lavanya Sundararajan, Team Leader, Peninsula Health Falls Prevention Service. The April Falls Week special presentation on “Eating for health and longevity with Mediterranean Diet” by Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos, Head of School of Allied Health and Professor of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, Latrobe University was attended by staff from many […]

Community dietitian helps Isabel reduce her blood sugar levels and achieve her goals

The following blog is written by Peninsula Health dietitian Thea Moloney.   The Community Rehabilitation Program is a multidisciplinary service which helps people manage or recover from illness, injury or surgery. It is a short term program that helps people to achieve their individual goals. Isabel* was initially referred into our program due to carpel […]

Helping kids to enjoy food

Dietitians can provide expert advice to help people form healthy relationships with food and enjoy eating, according to Dietitian Karman Liu. Karman is a Paediatric Dietitian at Peninsula Health. In the below blog post, she explains how she worked with a young client to expand her diet and make mealtimes a more positive experience. Amy*, […]

Sue avoids surgery with dietetic support

Left: Zhoe Wharrington and right a diagram showing how a feeding tube works.  The following blog is written by Zhoe Wharrington, a clinical dietitian at Peninsula Health.   The role of clinical dietitians isn’t well known in the wider community. We work closely with the doctors to determine the best way to meet our patients’ […]

How psychologists can help people at different points in their life

Dr Sunaina Seth is a Psychologist in the Aged Persons Mental Health team and Dr Priscilla Yardley is Head of Psychology at Peninsula Health. The following blog is written by Peninsula Health psychologists. No, we can’t read your mind but we do work with the mind. What does a Peninsula Health psychologist do? Psychologists at […]

Rehab Reflections from an Occupational Therapist

Nicola with patient Colleen, off on a home visit to make sure Colleen is ready to be discharged home from Rosebud Hospital. The following blog is written by Nicola Poole, an Occupational Therapist based in the rehabilitation ward at Rosebud Hospital. “You need to be content with small steps. That’s all life is. Small steps […]

Hands on approach gets Nick back in the garden

This blog post is written by Senior Hand Therapist Rosie House. Nick, a keen gardener and local resident developed a Bairnsdale Ulcer on his right dominant hand after a spider bite that was slow to heal. Several surgeries and extensive skin grafting were required to treat the ulcer. Consequently, Nick was left with an extremely […]

Q&A with Peninsula Health Physiotherapist Tori

Meet Tori Everard, one of the physiotherapists working within the Rosebud Community Rehabilitation Program at Peninsula Health. What does a typical day look like? My days are varied, which I love because it keeps me on my toes and makes it interesting. Most days I will check for any new referrals that have come through, […]

Physios there for Nea through her knee surgery journey

Physios including Scott McGill (centre) have played a key role in helping Nea prepare and recover from knee surgery. The following post is written by Scott McGill, Senior Physiotherapist and Physiotherapy Quality Manager at Peninsula Health. Physiotherapists at Peninsula Health work across many settings, with patients ranging from newborn babies to the elderly, with a […]