BPhysio (Hons), MPhil (Hons)
Jacqui is the founder and director of Active Edge Physio Melbourne. She has over 14 years of experience, is a neurotrauma specialist and also works as a senior clinician for the Victorian Spinal Cord Service at Austin Health.
Having completed her masters by research at the University of Melbourne in 2018, she has made key contributions to improving care following acute spinal cord injury.
Jacqui specialises in managing all neurological disorders. She has a special interest in minimising respiratory compromise in neuromuscular weakness, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and stroke and has extensive experience throughout hyperacute, acute, rehabilitation and community settings in terms of therapy and wheelchair prescription.
She is passionate about being creative and helping people achieve their goals within their home environment.
Agostinello J, Battistuzzo CR, Batchelor PE. Early clinical predictors of pneumonia in critically ill spinal cord injured individuals: a retrospective cohort study. Spinal Cord. 2019;57(1):41-48.
Agostinello J, Masters thesis ‘Reducing acute respiratory complications in thoracolumbar spinal cord Injury’ completed July 2018, The University of Melbourne.
Agostinello J, Battistuzzo CR, Skeers P, Bernard S, Batchelor PE. Early Spinal Surgery Following Thoracolumbar Spinal Cord Injury: Process of Care From Trauma to Theater. Spine. 2017;42(10):E617-E23.
Battistuzzo CR, Smith K, Skeers P, Armstrong A, Clark J, Agostinello J, Cox S, Cox S, Bernard S, Freeman BJC, Dunlop SA, Batchelor PE. Early Rapid Neurological Assessment for Acute Spinal Cord Injury Trials. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2016;33(21):1936-1945.
Battistuzzo CR, Armstrong A, Clark J, Worley L, Sharwood L, Lin P, Rooke G, Skeers P, Nolan S, Geraghty T, Nunn A, Brown DJ, Hill S, Alexander J, Millard M, Cox SF, Rao S, Watts A, Goods L, Allison GT, Agostinello J, Cameron PA, Mosley I, Liew SM, Geddes T, Middleton J, Buchanan J, Rosenfeld JV, Bernard S, Atresh S, Patel A, Schouten R, Freeman B, Dunlop SA, Batchelor PE. Early decompression following cervical spinal cord injury: examining the process of care from accident scene to surgery. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2015;33(12):1161-1169.
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Frequently asked questions
1. What is neurological physiotherapy?
Neurological physiotherapy is the practice of physical therapy that helps people recover movement after injury to the brain, spinal cord, vestibular and other nerve related injuries or diseases.
Neurological physiotherapists are specifically trained to assess impairments such as motor control, strength, sensation, proprioception, vision, coordination, spatial awareness, inattention and balance. We can then easily able pinpoint the reasons behind your problems and tailor a program that specifically targets your impairments. What does this mean? A faster, more efficient recovery of normal movement patterns.
2. What makes you different from other physiotherapists?
Active Edge Physio Melbourne is an exclusively home based physiotherapy service, which means that we make it our priority to get the most out of your therapy. We value respect, compassion and connection with our clients.
We are one of the few private practices in Melbourne with physiotherapists who have masters qualification and have published research in the neurological domain. This demonstrates our expert level of experience, and means our clients can trust us our competence in managing their condition.
3. Do I need a referral?
Neurological physiotherapists are primary practitioners so you do not need a referral to see us.
4. What locations does Active Edge Physio Melbourne service?
5. How long are the appointments?
Appointment durations vary depending on your individual needs. In saying this, an initial consultation is generally between 45 and 60 minutes long, and a follow up appointment is generally between 30-45 minutes long.
6. What can I expect on my first home visit?
7. Are there extra fees for travel?
No, we do not charge extra fees for travel.