Penny Feder

PENNY FEDER

Senior Neurological Physiotherapist
Clinical Lead

Her clinical specialties:

  • A collaborative team-based approach to therapy

  • Stroke rehabilitation

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Sensory and motor retraining of the upper limb

  • Spasticity management

  • Facial Nerve Palsy

  • Functional Neurological Disorders

  • Teaching and mentoring physiotherapy staff and students

She is a member of:

  • The Australian Physiotherapy Association

  • The National Neurology Special Interest Group

  • Telehealth for Stroke Community of Practice

  • CP-ACHIEVE

Penny has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, a Masters in Health majoring in stroke, and over a decade of clinical experience in neurological rehabilitation. She is the clinical lead physiotherapist for adult services at Klint leading staff learning and development, and ensuring Klint clients receive exceptional interventions. Penny is passionate about improving independence, maximising function, and enabling neurological clients to constantly surprise and challenge her with their resilience, aptitude and potential. She has worked in neurology in many of the major public hospitals in Melbourne and has a vast knowledge of neurological care pathways and key health practitioners.

Penny has advanced level training in the Bobath Concept, a problem-based clinical approach to treating neurological conditions. She has also completed research in optimising rehabilitation using self-directed therapy approaches. Her professional aims are to empower her clients and to maximise neuroplasticity in their recovery.

Penny has particular expertise in Stroke, Guillain Barre, Multiple Sclerosis, Facial Palsy, and Functional Neurological Disorders. She has postgraduate training in neurological hydrotherapy rehabilitation, spasticity management, upper limb rehabilitation, gait and running retraining and complex seating prescription, facial reanimation, and vestibular dysfunction. She has worked concurrently with many other health professionals including occupational therapists, speech pathologists, neuropsychologists and physicians to provide a holistic approach to achieving her clients’ goals and has learned many helpful techniques to maximise functional, cognitive and social abilities.

Klint clients may see her pop up in their sessions as our Klint therapists collaboratively work together to challenge the limits of an individual’s physical and neurological potential.

Our Locations

Glen Waverley

101 Springvale Road,
Glen Waverley VIC 3150

Heidelberg

Cape Vue Building, Level 2/68
Cape St, Heidelberg VIC 3084

Highett

Shop 3-4, 487 Highett Road,
Highett VIC 3190