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About Us

Dr Roslyn Avery is a Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine, currently working as the Director of Rehabilitation at Port Macquarie Private Hospital, specialising in stroke, brain injury, spinal injury, spasticity, orthopaedic and cardiorespiratory rehabilitation. She has expertise in spasticity management arising from cerebral palsy, spinal and acquired neurological injuries including stroke, with extensive experience in Botulinum toxin intervention.

Dr Avery has extensive experience in Geriatric Rehabilitation following strokes, falls, fractures, reconditioning, osteoporosis, & pain management. She has a special interest in Parkinson’s, Disease, Cerebral Palsy, MS. & the management of chronic conditions including cardiac, respiratory & neuropathic pain in older persons. 

After completing her Medical Degree at the University of Newcastle, Dr Avery subsequently completed her Fellowship in Rehabilitation Medicine at John Hunter Hospital, Rankin Park Unit.  Following completion of her fellowship she was honoured to work as Stroke Fellow at the highly regarded Stroke Team at John Hunter Hospital. Working with this strong research team fuelled a passion for EBM rehabilitation & best outcome post stroke. She also has a previous Honours Degree in Science and Post Graduate qualifications in O.H & S.

Dr Avery has a strong commitment and love of learning and is actively involved in teaching. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Medicine at UNSW Port Macquarie Rural Clinical School and engages in bedside teaching ward rounds and formal lectures.

She takes joy in striving to improve a patient’s quality of life through rehabilitation medicine.

Qualifications

FAFRM (RACP), B.Med, B.Sc (Hons), Grad Dip OH&S

 

Medical Positions

  • Director of Rehabilitation : Port Macquarie Private Hospital 2011- Current

  • VMO in Rehabilitation Physician MNCLHD: Wauchope District Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Unit

  • Senior Lecturer: UNSW Medical School

  • RMSANZ Neuro Rehab SIG  Chair 2019

  • Member of RMSANZ Advisory Council 2019

VMO Accreditation:

  • Port Macquarie Private Hospital
  • Wauchope District Memorial Hospital
  • Port Macquarie Base Hospital
  • Forster Private Hospital
  • Mayo Private Hospital

 Dr Roslyn Avery is a proud member of: 

Stroke Society of Australia 

Royal Australian College of Physicians

Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand

Medical Indemnity Protection Society

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (Retired)

Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh