Caring & Sharing: Meet Amanda Bromley

St Vincent's Foundation Queensland

Amanda is a qualified physiotherapist with a Bachelor of Science (Human Movement Studies), Master of Clinical Exercise, Master of Physiotherapy and a Graduate Certificate in Leadership – Health and Human Services and has been with St Vincent’s for four years.

Located on Floor 1, the gymnasium and occupational therapy complex supports the latest rehabilitative techniques and programs. This unit strives to help those who have had surgery or extended hospital stays get back to a normal lifestyle through physiotherapy. 

Gymnasium and occupational therapy complex at SVPHB


Each of the clinicians in the unit looks after an average of 10-15 patients per day, depending on the type of need, with an average of 50 people per day receiving treatment. That works out to over 12,500 people per year! 

In the gym where they work, they have a range of equipment to allow for exercises in lying, sitting and standing positions. This includes balance boards and foam, obstacles, resistance bands or weights, modified cycling equipment and supportive equipment to ensure safety while practicing exercises. 

They also use a range of movement devices to protect patients and staff during movement for patients unable to achieve these tasks. 

This includes low-tech items like step up platforms and exercise balls, to programmable devices that provide relevant assistance or resistance as required. 

With so much equipment, and so much use, we are constantly having to replace worn out items. Your support can help us make sure we have the equipment required, ready for use always.

Thank you, Amanda for giving us an insight into your day.

Gregory Potent

Foundation Manager

St Vincent's Foundation Queensland

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