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Our Team

Lauren Draheim

Lauren’s patients value that she takes the time to listen empathetically to their needs and concerns. She is a highly skilled, calm and approachable physiotherapist who explains information in a simple and clear way, supporting her patients to achieve their goals.

Lauren’s combination of strong clinical experience, and knowledge of the latest research, supports her down-to-earth approach. She holds advanced qualifications in Women’s Health Physiotherapy, as well as intensive care cardiorespiratory physiotherapy.

Lauren’s strong work ethic and lifelong love of learning have led her to explore and refine her skills in a number of hospital inpatient services as well as continence and pelvic health services for men, women and children, and her patients benefit from this high level of expertise. She now capably leads our hospital surgical team with a passion for the management of women after gynaecological surgery. She also works as part of Active’s Clinical Education team supporting final year physiotherapy students from UQ.

Known by her colleagues as ‘Smiley’, her favourite thing about physiotherapy is that physiotherapists are “problem solvers” and every day is different, challenging and exciting. She finds joy in seeing the improvements people make under her care.

Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband, son and dog Alfie, hiking and going to the beach together.

Lauren’s favourite quote:

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr Seuss

Professional Memberships

  • APA Member since 2013; national group member of Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health, since 2019
  • Women’s Health Training Associates (WHTA) Member, since 2018
  • International Continence Society (ICS) Member, since 2020

Areas of Research

  • Working Party Member for The International Continence Society (ICS) Report on the Terminology For Transitional Care Lower Urinary Tract and Pelvic Floor Symptoms and Dysfunction
  • TEAM Trial recruiter for the Prospective Multicentre Phase III Randomised Controlled Trial of Early Activity and Mobilisation Compared with Standard Care in Invasively Ventilated Patients in Intensive Care conducted under Prof Carol Hodgson at The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre

Publications

  • Mudge, A., McRae, P., McHugh, K., Griffin, L., Hitchen, A., Walker, J., Cruickshank, M., Morris, N.R. & Kuys, S. (2016). Poor mobility in hospitalized adults of all ages. Journal of the Hospital Medicine, 11(4), 289-291.

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