New additions to our Allied Health Team

Physiotherapist James Czencz has joined TDHS and will assist our Allied Health team members James, Sarah, Tracey, and Ryan one day a week. The team helps consumers affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education, and advice.

“I was working as an office manager in my 20’s and living an active life, but it was after undergoing my health journey which included getting fit and recovery from an injury that I fell in love with Physio and Health Science in general,” James said. He commenced studying Exercise and Sport Science and after volunteering at a retirement home doing ‘Falls and Balance’ classes, he decided to study Physiotherapy. He is passionate about education and is hoping to finish his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the end of next year, in which he is exploring ways of improving quality of life and health outcomes for adults with Cerebral Palsy”.

“I love working at a rural healthcare service as it provides variety and the opportunity to work with people in different areas, i.e. ward, clinic and community,” James said. “I am so impressed with the well-equipped gym and the great variety of exercise programs offered at TDHS.”

Hiking and scuba diving are some of his hobbies. James also joined the Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club (PCSLSC) and enjoyed getting to know community members while volunteering. “I’m currently helping to organise a beach day for World Disability Day on 3rd December and am working with TDHS Community Engagement Officer Sabine McKenzie to see how we can combine forces for this important cause,” he said.

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