Tom is a Curtin University graduate and joined the Aged Care Rehabilitation Community Services team primarily providing mobile in home physiotherapy services in Perth`s southern suburbs. While Tom was working towards becoming a Physiotherapist, he worked as a sports trainer and with people with disability.
Tom believes that regular exercise and physical activity can help improve overall aspects of elderly wellbeing such as coordination, balance, strength, functional ability cognition and create a better sense of wellbeing. Falls prevention is a key focus for this elderly population group, with studies showing that people with Dementia are four to five times more likely to experience a fall compared with their peers. Hence, Tom aims to combine education, exercise prescription and evidence based physical rehabilitation to exceed client goals, thereby bringing meaningful change into their lives.
Tom enjoys working in a community based in home rehabilitation setting to help people get back to their optimal life while also getting to know his clients in order to find what their values, interests and goals are. Tom values individualised client goals by collaborating in order to best achieve them. Key clinical areas of interest are Geriatric rehabilitation, Falls prevention, Post-operative physiotherapy and Community based Neuro-rehabilitation.