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Our Team

Phoebe Dorgelo

With her thorough, gentle and honest approach to patient care, Phoebe’s patients and the student’s she teaches, benefit from the fact that she is meticulous, patient and genuine in everything she does. Phoebe is particularly committed to high quality and compassionate care of women in all stages of life. With her inquisitive nature, she has a thirst for lifelong learning through ongoing professional development and education. As part of Active’s Clinical Education team supporting final year physiotherapy students from the University of Queensland, Phoebe is able to fulfil her strong desire to mentor and share knowledge.  

Phoebe’s favourite moments as a Physio are when she has the privilege of helping patients walk again or breathe more easily on their own. With her passion for women’s health physiotherapy, she sees the life-changing effects physiotherapy can have on women, for example “when we help them to regain confidence in their bladder and bowel control, or help them to manage all-consuming pelvic pain disorders.”  

Phoebe loves working with her knowledgeable and passionate colleagues at Active Rehab, “who always support and encourage one another to be the best professionals they can be. It’s such a special environment where I have the privilege of interacting with so many different individuals throughout my day – from the close-knit physiotherapy team and the warm and friendly hospital staff, to the diverse and inspiring patients I treat in the hospital and in our outpatient clinics.” 

Phoebe loves swimming laps or ocean swimming, learning how to grow and care for her garden, multi-day hiking holidays and spending time with her young family. 

Phoebe’s favourite quote: 

“We can choose to conquer life or connect with it, awaken our senses, be aware of the light and the shadow, sit in our experiences and feel it all.” – Jodi Wilson 

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) since 2016, Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health national group 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

  • Sarig Bahat H, Watt P, Rhodes M, Hadar D, Treleaven J. High-vs. low-tech cervical movement sense measurement in individuals with neck pain. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2020  

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