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Qualifications; PhD, FACP; MAppSc(Phty); AppSc(Phty)

Courses; Complete Cervical Spine Course

Dr Trudy Rebbeck is a lecturer in physiotherapy at the University of Sydney and a renowned Australian specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist, becoming a fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapy (ACP) in 2007. This level of recognition is equivalent to specialisation in the field of medicine. She is currently a training facilitator and examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists.  Dr Rebbeck has held many senior positions nationally and internationally, including Vice President for the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT 2000-2004) and National Chair of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (1997-2000).

Dr Rebbeck’s focus is in education of physiotherapists in the area of cervical spine disorders. She has extensive national educational experience in Australia, with 10 years as a lecturer at the University of Sydney. She is frequently invited to deliver educational workshops in the area of cervical spine disorders including whiplash, headache and dizziness for the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Government and compensable bodies and in multi-disciplinary forums. In addition she has been an invited speaker at national, international and multidisciplinary conferences.

Dr Rebbeck’s research highlights have been leading several initiatives in the development and implementation of best practice guidelines, particularly in the area of whiplash associated disorders. She gained her PhD in 2007 in this area. Her research track record includes leading multi-disciplinary teams though her awarded grants and achieving 20 publications to date. She is a regular reviewer for Manual Therapy, Pain, Implementation Science and BMJ Quality and Safety Journals.

Her area of clinical sub-specialisation is in the assessment, differential diagnosis and management of cervical spine disorders including whiplash and headache. This clinical expertise has led to her work in provided many independent assessments for patients with whiplash for referring physiotherapists, medical specialists or compensable bodies.