Physiotherapist - Expertise in Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Paediatric Physiotherapy
B.Applied Sc (in Physio), MPH, PGCert in Physio(Paeds) APAM
Richard Wu is a rehabilitation paediatric physiotherapist with experience in general orthopaedics, brain injury, multi-trauma recovery and developmental physiotherapy. He sees children ranging from toddler to school–aged adolescents.
Background and Experience
Richard is an experienced physiotherapist with over 10 years of experience working with children. He currently holds a position in Eastern health as the Senior Physiotherapist in Rehabilitation. He has had previous appointments as the Acquired Brain Injury Stream Leader at the Victorian Paediatric Rehab Service, and as the Senior Orthopaedic Physiotherapist in the Physiotherapy Department, both at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Prior to this Richard worked extensively in the Victorian Education system in Special Developmental Schools gaining a grounding in disability and how it affects children’s participation in school.
Richard gained his Post Graduate certificate in Physiotherapy in Paediatrics from the University of Melbourne and completed his Masters of Public Health from the University of New South Wales in 2012.
Richard has lectured on the management of common orthopaedic children’s conditions to undergraduate Physiotherapy students at the University of Melbourne. He also lectured to Certificate III and IV students at Deakin University on the topics of disability and care for common developmental problems in school-aged children.
Richard has a young daughter in preschool.
Richard believes in a collaborative approach to managing children, ensuring the parents and children are involved in the decisions for treatment. Richard believes in designing programs and providing options according to the patients preferences and special needs.
His aim is to optimise and achieve outcomes that meet and exceed the expectations of patients within a friendly and caring environment.
With Richards proven experiences in the field of paediatrics and extensive knowledge of orthopedics, his use of exercise based therapies and education will allow parents and carers to feel empowered to optimise their child’s progress, and be provided with strategies to stay on track.
Royal Children’s Hospital Grand Round. August 2012: “Same Child: New Self ”
(with Dr Kevin Dunne and Ms Kim Cartwright) – Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation at the Royal Children’s Hospital.