Dr Ann Rahmann
I have been a practicing physiotherapist for more than 25 years and have worked in a variety of public and private hospital-based and community settings, both in Australia and overseas. I have been involved with undergraduate and post-graduate physiotherapy education for over ten years, and held an academic position at the University of Queensland before commencing here part-time at ACU. I am particularly interested in helping physiotherapy students integrate their theoretical knowledge into practice in a clinical setting.
Concurrent with my appointment at ACU, I continue to work part-time as a senior physiotherapist in the Brighton Rehabilitation Unit. This clinical role includes supervising final year physiotherapy students from all five Queensland Universities when on clinical placement at Brighton.
I have recently became an APA titled Gerontological Physiotherapist (2014) and working with older people remains one of my passions as a clinician. My two particular areas of clinical interest and expertise are in vestibular rehabilitation and the use of aquatic physiotherapy across a range of ages and conditions. My PhD research investigated the efficacy of aquatic physiotherapy commencing Day 4 after total hip or knee replacement.
Doctor of Philosophy , University of Queensland, 2010
Graduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Gerontology), University of Queensland, 1997
Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland, 1986
Current prfessional memberships:
Australian Physiotherapy Association (1986-present)
International Assocation for the Study of Pain (1998-present)
Australian Pain Society (2002-present)
Publications to date:
- Rahmann, Nitz and Brauer (2009) “A specific inpatient aquatic physiotherapy program improves strength after total hip or knee replacement surgery: a randomized controlled trial.” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 90:745-755.
- Rahmann (2010) “Exercise for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis: A comparison of aquatic and land-based interventions.” Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine 1:123-135
Page last updated: 2018-01-22
Short url: https://www.acu.edu.au/1273347