Our Team

Krishni Jayawardana

Krishni Jayawardana


Specialist Area of Focus

  • Hospital Physiotherapy 

Additional Areas of Interest

  • Orthopaedic Pre & Post-Operative Rehabilitation 
  • Neurosurgical Pre & Post-Operative Rehabilitation 
  • General Surgery Pre & Post-Operative Rehabilitation 
  • Cancer Care Rehabilitation  
  • Gynaecological Post-Operative Rehabilitation  


  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hon Class I), The University of Newcastle 

Additional Qualifications

  • Cardiorespiratory ICU training course – Managing Covid-19 patients in ICU/acute care 
  • Liverpool Hospital – Non-invasive Ventilation  
  • Lightbox Radiology – Chest X-ray Interpretation 
  • University of Tasmania – Understanding Dementia MOOC 
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) – HELP, I’m on Call 
  • APA – Use of ECMO in ICU 
  • APA – How should we be managing patients in acute care? 
  • APA – What do we know about strength training after stroke? 
  • APA – Clinical Reasoning for Complex Cardiorespiratory Cases 


  • Mater Private Hospital, Brisbane  
  • Mater Centre for Neurosciences 
  • Mater Private Hospital, Springfield 

Krishni has experience in working in a variety of hospital settings and particularly enjoys supporting the cardiorespiratory health of Intensive Care and Acute Medical patients. She employs evidence-based practice in all her work and is currently studying towards a Doctor of Medicine. Krishni’s patients benefit from her highly intelligent yet down-to-earth and personable approach. 

Krishni has a strong interest in health and wellbeing and loves to get involved in education and health promotion. She mentors student physiotherapists and regularly participates in health initiatives like the Cerebral Palsy Alliance StepTember. She enjoys the outdoors and is training for her next marathon.  

Krishni’s favourite quote: 

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jnr 

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association, since 2015 

Awards & Recognitions

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association – Physiotherapy Research Foundation Prize Recipient, 2019 
  • Faculty of Health and Medicine Scholar, 2016