At IRS our expertise lies in neurological physiotherapy. What is neuro physiotherapy, you might ask? Neuro physiotherapy focuses specifically on addressing movement and function related concerns, that are caused by neurological conditions. Neurological conditions can affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves within the body, and can lead to many changes in movement control, sensation, muscle strength, thinking and planning, as well as other bodily functions such as respiration, pain and energy levels.

We have extensive experience treating a wide range of neurological conditions, including:

  • Traumatic Brain injury 
  • Stroke 
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury 
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Balance disorders
  • Muscular Dystrophy 
  • Multi Systems Atrophy 
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxias
  • Motor Neuron Disease

In addition to the experience clinicians gain in their day to day work, we offer a great deal of internal professional development and mentoring to our team to ensure they are delivering the best treatment possible to our clients. And we’re proud to say our individual team members have extensive experience, additional qualifications and professional affiliations in this area of practice. For example:

Staff Portrait of Alex Scott, Physiotherapy Team Leader at IRS

Alex Scott
Senior Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Team Leader

Expertise in pain management, spasticity, pressure care, posture, gait disorders, falls and vestibular and dizziness.

Post-graduate studies in Pain Management through University of Sydney.

Disability chair for Tasmania for the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Amy Neve
Senior Physiotherapist

Expertise in stroke, spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, amputations, neurological degenerative disorders and complex manual handling situations.

Committee member on the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Victorian Disability Committee.

LSVT BIG trained to assist Parkinson’s Disease and similar clients with movement difficulties. 

Staff Portrait of Amy Neve, Senior Physiotherapist at IRS

Staff Portrait of Emma Downey, Senior Physiotherapist at IRS

Emma Downey
Senior Physiotherapist

Expertise in MS, spasticity, neuromuscular fatigue and heat sensitivity, dizziness and vertigo, pressure care, gait and movement disorders, pain, falls, complex posture and seating.

Completed post-graduate studies in Clinical Rehabilitation through ACU.

Senior Physiotherapist at the MSNI Clinic at Alfred Health.

Josie Weightman
Senior Physiotherapist

Expertise in Parkinson’s Disease, MS, FND, gait disorders, hemiplegia , ataxia and other coordination disorders, balance disorders, falls and high level mobility and return to sport.

Completed a graduate certificate in health professional education.

Staff portrait of Josie Weightman, Senior Physiotherapist

Staff Portrait of Isabelle Tivey, Senior Physiotherapist at IRS

Isabelle Tivey
Senior Physiotherapist

Expertise in mobility challenges and goals, spasticity and tone, pressure care, posture, equipment needs, gait disorders, falls, ataxia and other coordination challenges.

Completed Basic Bobath training and two Advanced Bobath courses.

Meet the rest of the team