Kate Rogers has been working as a physiotherapist since 1988 and has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy as well as a Master of Physiotherapy.
She has completed a long list of professional development initiatives, which includes level one and level two lymphoedema courses, and has spoken at various programs, seminars and conferences related to breast cancer, lymphoedema and physiotherapy for incontinence.
In 2015, Kate Rogers received a Lord Mayor’s Commendation, acknowledging and celebrating her long-term commitment and contribution to the City of Melbourne municipality.
Kate is a current member of many professional associations including the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), Cancer, Palliative Care and Lymphoedema Special Interest Group, and has previously been Victorian state representative for the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA), past board member of the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA), a member of the equity committee, corporate representative and member of the professional development and education committee for the ALA, as well as convenor of the 2016 Australasian Lymphology Association Symposium. She has previously spent a number of years on the committee for the Continence and Women’s Health Special Interest Group for the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), and continues to be a member of this special interest group. Kate has been a pioneer in national lymphoedema recognition and assessment, and continues to make headway in creating better support for patients across Australia.
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA)
National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register (NLPR) – Category 1
Lymphoedema Practitioners’ Education Group of Victoria
Continence and Women’s Health Special Interest Group
With a Bachelor of Science specialising in biology and a Doctor of Physiotherapy, Maddie joined Kate Rogers Physiotherapy in 2015. She is a Category One lymphoedema practitioner, with additional qualifications in treating head and neck lymphoedema.
After an early interest in sports physiotherapy, Maddie was drawn to working in lymphoedema and oncology because of the very tangible benefits she sees her patients experience from expert physiotherapy care.
A keen marathon runner and rock climber, Maddie is especially interested in the value of exercise during and after treatment. She is also passionate about improving shoulder mobility and the management of cording post-surgery.
Professional affiliations include membership of the National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register (NLPR), the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) and the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).
Julia has a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Occupational Therapy Practice and joined Kate Rogers Physiotherapy in 2015.
A Category One lymphoedema practitioner, Julia has herself been through breast cancer treatment and brings to her work a strong understanding of the physical and emotional challenges many of her patients face. With a background working in acute surgical care and rehabilitation, she combines a warm and reassuring approach with her expertise across a range of oncology, women’s health and lymphoedema issues.
She is particularly interested in scar tissue healing and management and working with her patients to restore limb function and movement post-surgery.
Julia is a member of the National Lymphoedema Practitioners Register (NLPR) and the Australasian Lymphology Association (ALA) and is registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.