Gilly Davy Profile

Gilly Davy Profile2018-02-23T13:43:44+00:00

“I love what I do and I am truly passionate about helping people reach their true potential and improve their quality of life”

I have focused my career as a physiotherapist on neurological rehabilitation working in many different settings in different countries. I have extensive experience in a wide range of neurological conditions including very rare cases and have specialised in a client centered approach to maximize potential. I love a challenge and feel the rehabilitation process is never complete as there is constant development in research and everyone is an individual.

I was very proud to receive the Australian Physiotherapy Association IPSEN 2015 Award for Special Commendation for Achievement in Neurological Physiotherapy

Background

I graduated from the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom in 2004 with Hons in physiotherapy. I then went on to work in the National Health Service for two years taking my first senior role in respiratory care. Then I moved to New Zealand and resided in Auckland where I worked as a senior neurological physiotherapist in a public health hospital for a year then as a private musculoskeletal physiotherapist before permanently moving into neurological rehab.

From 2008 I worked for Rope Neuro Rehabilitation one of Aucklands leading private neurological physiotherapy services as a senior clinician, I completed my Post Grad certificate at Auckland University of Technology. I significantly enhanced my career by moving to Sydney in 2012 to work at Australia’s leading neurological physiotherapy provider the Advance Rehab Centre as their clinical educator and senior therapist till 2015. In 2014 I launched Connect Neuro Physiotherapy which became a fully time operation in 2016.

Gillian Davy
Gillian Davy

Everyone should have the opportunity to receive the best care available and this is why I have developed Connect Neuro Physiotherapy

For further information about my career, qualifications or if you are interested to discuss any consulting services you can request a copy of my CV by contacting us.

Qualifications

Honorary Clinical Fellow at Australian Catholic University – Awarded in 2016

Brighton University (United Kingdom)
BSc Hons Physiotherapy 2004

Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)
Post Grad Cert Health and Rehabilitation Science 2012

International Nordic Walking Association Certified Instructor

PD warrior Certified Instructor

LSVT-BIG Certified Instructor

Saebo Trained and Certified 

Adjunct supervisor for Physiotherapy at Macquarie University

 

Australian APHRA:APA_M_V_POS_RGB
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Australian Physiotherapy Association:
87599

New Zealand Physiotherapy Board:
70-09867

New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate: NZ physio board
70-09867

Health and Care Professions Council UK:HPC
PH70339

Achievements

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association 2015 Ispen Award for Special Commendation for Achievement in Neurological Physiotherapy
  • Poster presentation at the Australian National Parkinson’s Society Conference May 2015
  • Co presenter of “PD Warrior” therapist course at Advance Rehab Centre 2014
  • Developed and launched Connect Neuro Physiotherapy in June 2014
  • Presented “Use it or lose it, or Conserve it to preserve it” Exercise options for Post Polio Syndrome at the annual Australian Polio Health and Wellness Retreat. Sydney May 2014
  • Developer of “Parkinson Hydrotherapy” at Advance Rehab Centre Dec 2013
  • Founder and Clinical Lead of “MS Get a Head Start Hydrotherapy Program” at Advance Rehab Centre Oct 2013
  • Online presentation “Teaching Nordic Walking to People with Neurological Conditions” at the Annual International Nordic Walking Association Conference, Poland Oct 2013
  • Clinical Lead of “PD Warrior” at Advance Rehab Centre 2012 till current day
  • Presented “Nordic Walking for Neurological Clients” at the Annual International Nordic Walking Association Conference, London Oct 2011
  • Committee member of the New Zealand Neurological Special Interest Group, June 2011 to April 2012.
  • Poster presentation “Nordic Walking: a useful rehabilitation tool in neurological clients” at NZ National Physiotherapy Neurosymposium May 2011
  • Introduced the use of serial casting and removable casting splints within the Auckland community setting, November 2009
  • Presented at SYNAPSE (Regional neurological interest group) “MS Patients in the community” March 2010
  • Presented at Auckland Clinical Nurse Educators Day “Physiotherapy for the Stroke Patient”, 2009
  • Local radio interview for promotion of National Physiotherapy Week (UK), June 2006
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Union Steward at Peterborough District Hospital, Sept 2005- Oct 2006