Gillian Gates

Physiotherapist

I may have been a physiotherapist for over twenty five years but I am still passionate about what I do. I have had the opportunity to assist  people from many walks of life (including scuba divers, ballet dancers, netball players, truck drivers) and ages from one to one hundred and four years old.  At times I could be seen on the weekends running onto sporting fields to administer first aid or apply physio sports tape. Being a keen swimmer, it was very exciting to be involved as a physio in the world swimming championships which were held then in Perth. Whilst I had my children I was conducting antenatal and postnatal classes. It was wonderful to have people come up later and say they had a girl or boy and tell me how their families were growing.

In more acute medical settings I learned much whilst posted in intensive care, rehabilitation, head injury, stroke units  and outpatient departments at RPH, Kalamunda/Swan District Hospitals, and also for a time in England.

Wanting to try my hand in private practice I ran a small physiotherapy business and also worked with others in private practice. It was very interesting to develop further skills in massage and manual therapy and fun to run fitness and pilates classes.

However, eventually one is drawn to the area one enjoys the most, and for me this is the privilege of working with our most senior members and their families. Physiotherapy has much to offer in assisting mobility and well being in the latter years of life and I am delighted to work with ACRS.

Physiotherapy is always improving and advancing to bring about the best for clients. There is also always the space for fun, laughter and a time for sharing stories.

When I am not at work I might be playing a piano, guitar or accordion. My husband and I enjoy camping particularly in beautiful WA and also love gardening, kayaking and bush walking.

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We founded ACRS with a vision to provide Australian seniors within Perth metropolitan areas a much needed, effective, rehabilitation focussed and affordable Physiotherapy and Allied Health Services within a residential aged care facility and at their own homes. We are proudly Western Australian-based, delivering local aged care health services directly into our community.

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