Brief Profile

Name:

Alex Cox

 

 

 

 

Accreditations:

  • Medicare approval
  • Work cover approval

Education:

  • 1997-2000 Bachelor of Physiotherapy University of Melbourne
  • 2000 Exercise to Music Certificate in Aerobics Instruction- Box Hill TAFE

Area of Clinical Interest

  • Paediatrics:-
  • Developmental delay
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Plagiocephaly and torticollis
  • Orthotics
  • Wheelchair prescription
  • Gait anaylsis and rehabilitation
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Functional strength training post surgery, botox, dorsal rhizotomy
  • Idiopathic toe-walkers

Employment Experience

Cascade DAFO 2011 (USA)
Technical Support: Cascade DAFO is one of the largest companies in the USA fabricating custom made orthotics for children all around the USA and the world. My role was as a liaison for the orthotists and physiotherapists prescribing orthotics for their patients. I was able to use my knowledge and experience for advising the appropriate prescription, in gait analysis and problem solving.

St Giles Therapy May-Oct 2010 (Tas)
(July-Nov 2008, Jan 2005-Dec 2007)
Paediatric physiotherapy: providing services to children with a variety of conditions: developmental delay, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, plagiocephaly, juvenile arthritis.
Prescription of exercise programs and specialist equipment, hydrotherapy, group and individual treatment, seating and orthotic clinics, serial casting.

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development 2009 (Vic)
Paediatric physiotherapy: providing services to children aged 0-5 in their homes or childcare settings. Member of transdisciplinary team working with children and their families with a number of different conditions and developmental delays. Equipment and exercise prescription, post botox and surgical rehabilitation.

Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland Feb 2007- July 2008 (Qld)
Paediatric physiotherapy: providing services to children aged 0-5 with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Transdisciplinary approach working with families and children in home, childcare, early special education and centre based settings. Rehabilitation post surgery, botox, dorsal rhizotomy; exercise and orthotic and wheelchair prescription.

Northwick Park Hospital Sep-Dec 2004 (London UK)
Paediatric physiotherapy: hospital and special school settings. Children with a variety of conditions: muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, developmental delays.
Exercise and equipment prescription, hydrotherapy.

Upton Rehabilitation Sep 2003- May 2004 (Berkshire UK)
Paediatric physiotherapy: centre based, home and school settings; providing services to children of all ages with a variety of conditions. Exercise and equipment prescription.

Hammersmith Hospital April 2003- July 2003 (London UK)
Paediatric physiotherapy: specialist centre for neuromuscular assessment- muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy.

St Vincent’s Hospital Jul- Dec 2002 (Vic).
Weekend physiotherapist on orthopaedic ward.

SCOPE- South Eastern Specialist Services  2002(Vic)
Paediatric physiotherapy: providing services to children with a variety of conditions in the home and school settings. Exercise and equipment prescription.

Yooralla- Glenroy Special School 2002 (Vic)
Paediatric physiotherapy: team physiotherapist for children with multiple and profound disabilities. Exercise and specialist equipment prescription.

Calvary Rehabilitation 2001 (Tas)
Paediatric Physiotherapy: school age team member- providing services in centre based, home and school settings, hydrotherapy, serial casting, orthotic and wheelchair prescription.

St Catherine’s School 2000 (Vic)
Boarding House Mistress: responsible for boarding house girls aged 11- 18. Supervision of meals, homework, bedtimes and weekend activities.

Old Brighton Grammar Football Club 1999-2000 (Vic)
Sports Trainer for amateur football club.


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