Rodney Douglas Hidlebaugh
26/45 Eyre Street, North Ward. QLD. 4810
(4724444; email: ) work email: rod@townsvillephysio.com.au

Career Objective
To provide high quality Physiotherapy services to the Communities of Townsville and Ayr.

Key Skills and Competencies

 Well-developed orthopaedic assessment and manual therapy skills
 Strong leadership and organisational abilities
 Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong and effective client relationships
 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 High-level problem-solving skills
 Demonstrated ability to conduct high level analytical and research projects
 Demonstrated ability to adjust approach to enhance treatment and to work effectively in multi-disciplinary team environment
 Clinical educator and supervisor

Career History and Achievements

North Queensland Sports Injury Clinics Pty. Ltd April 2012 – Present

(Director) – Trading as: (1) Townsville Sports Injury & Physiotherapy Clinic
(2) Ayr Physiotherapy Sports Injury & Physiotherapy Clinic
(3) Dizziness & Vertigo Clinics

The Sports Injury Clinic November 2009 – 2011

Frankston, Vic. (Part time/Full-time): The Sports Injury Clinic is a large multi-disciplinary centre with Clinical Pilates, Podiatrists, Occupational Hand Therapists, Naturopaths, and Psychologists. My main duties include:

 Pre and Postoperative musculo-skeletal rehabilitation
 Musculo-skeletal physiotherapy
 Liaison with Orthopaedic Surgeons, General Practitioners
 Supervision and Mentorship of Junior Physio’s and students
 Golf Swing Assessments, Running Assessments, Bike Assessments

Peninsular Health November 2009 – May 2010

Frankston, Vic (Part time): Temporary contract at the Frankston Hospital where my main duties as a Senior physiotherapist were to prioritise and screen patients to be reviewed by the Orthopaedic Surgeons, or organise their rehabilitation needs, as part of the Osteoarthritis Hip and Knee Service.

Nanaimo Physiotherapy Clinic August 2009 and August 2011- January 2012

Nanaimo, British Columbia. (Locum). Nanaimo Physiotherapy Clinic provides musculo-skeletal physiotherapy services for residents of the area, where I reported to the clinic owner/manager. My main duties were:

 Musculo-skeletal physiotherapy
 Liaison with Orthopaedic Surgeons, General Practitioners

Ayr Physiotherapy Centre November 2005 – June 2009

Ayr, QLD. (Clinic Manager): The Ayr Physiotherapy Centre provides physiotherapy services to the people in the Burdekin region of northern Queensland. As clinic manager the position reported directly to the clinic owner and major duties included:

 Physiotherapy services to the people of the Burdekin region
 Liaison with Family GP’s, Orthopaedic surgeons and Neurosurgeon’s
 Administrative appointment booking and billings
 Sports physiotherapy provided to the rugby, soccer and netball players in the Burdekin
 Pre-Employment Physical Assessments for CSR Sugar Mills
 Ordering supplies from equipment manufacturers

James Cook University August to December 2007

Townsville, QLD (Clinical Educator): JCU offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies in physiotherapy. As a part-time clinical educator the major duties included:

 Instruction and demonstration of musculo-skeletal techniques to second year undergraduate physiotherapy students
 Examination and evaluation of manual therapy and musculo-skeletal assessment and treatment techniques

Fremantle Hospital June to July 2007

Fremantle, Western Australia (locum): Staff Physiotherapist. Fremantle Hospital provides health care to the residents of Fremantle, WA. The physiotherapy department provides a wide range of services and I was employed in the Outpatient Orthopaedics division where I reported to the Department Head and duties included:

 Pre and Postoperative musculo-skeletal rehabilitation
 Hydrotherapy
 General outpatient physiotherapy services

Townsville Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Service. November 2006 – March 2007

Townsville, Queensland. The Townsville Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Service provides a variety of health services to Aboriginals and Islanders in north Queensland. Services include access to medical practitioners, dentists, psychologists, podiatrists, and exercise therapists but had no access to physiotherapy services. In consultation with the clinic human resources manager and medical doctors I developed the physiotherapy services: My duties included:

 Organization and implementation of all physiotherapy services
 Liaison with the General Practitioners

Long Lake Sports & Orthopaedic Physiotherapy March 2004 – October 2005

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Senior staff physiotherapist. Long Lake physiotherapy provides musculo-skeletal physiotherapy services as well as providing a work-conditioning program for WorkSafe BC where I reported to the clinic owner/manager. As a staff physiotherapist my main duties were:

 Musculo-skeletal physiotherapy
 Managing of work conditioning program and functional abilities evaluations
 Liaison with General Practitioners

Gold Square Rehabilitation Centre. May – November 2003.

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Staff Physiotherapist. Gold Square Rehabilitation Centre provides musculo-skeletal physiotherapy as well as primary, secondary, and tertiary rehabilitation to injured workers. As a staff physiotherapist I reported to the day manager and the clinic owners/manager. My duties included:

 Musculo-skeletal physiotherapy to the general public
 Development of a tertiary rehabilitation program. Functional Capacity Evaluations, daily monitoring of rehabilitation clients in a work hardening/functional conditioning environment
 Multidisciplinary assessments for potential secondary and tertiary injured workers where I completed the musculo-skeletal physiotherapy assessment and/or the functional component of the assessment

Ayr Physiotherapy Centre July – October 2002
Ayr, QLD. (Locum). See above.

Saskatoon Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Center. January 2001 – April 2002

Saskatoon, SK., Canada. SMRC provides physiotherapy, chiropractic, psychological,
orthopaedic surgical consultation, and exercise physiology services. SMRC also provided
primary, secondary, and tertiary work conditioning programs. I reported to the clinic owners and
my duties included:

 Musculo-skeletal physiotherapy services
 Secondary work conditioning rehabilitation
 Functional abilities evaluations,
 Graduated return to work development and job task evaluations
 Functional Capacity Evaluations
 Liaison with Family GP’s, employers, and Workers Compensation case managers

Battlefords Union Hospital (BUH) June 2000 – January 2001

North Battleford, SK., Canada. BUH is a regional acute care hospital and I reported to the director of Rehabilitation services. It provides acute inpatient physiotherapy and outpatient physiotherapy services. I was a staff physiotherapist and major duties included:

 Inpatient cardio respiratory including Intensive Care Unit and paediatric ward
 Inpatient stroke rehabilitation
 Inpatient orthopaedic rehabilitation (pre and post operative)
 Outpatient orthopaedic assessment and treatment


 Awarded a PhD scholarship at James Cook University, however due to funding circumstances it was necessary to withdraw from the program after one year of completion.
 Honours Thesis Abstract published in North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Journal.

Education and Training

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
1997 – 2000  Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (Distinction)
1992 – 1996  Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Psychology)
2000  Level I: Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy Diploma Course. Calgary, AB., Canada. (7 days)
2001  Level II: Lower Quadrant. Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy Course. Edmonton, AB., Canada. (12 days)
 Introduction to Myosfascial Release. Saskatoon, SK., Canada. (2 days)
 Functional Capacity Evaluation & Work Hardening (Roy Matheson).
Toronto, ON. Canada. (2 days)
 Mulligan “Nags & Snags”. Edmonton, AB., Canada. (2 days)
2004  Sport Certificate Prep Course. Vancouver, BC. Canada (2 days)
2005  FITforeGolf. Kelowna, BC. Canada (2 days)
2007  Real-Time Ultrasound, Cairns, QLD, Australia
2008  CPR and Oxygen re-certification
2009  Dry Needling Course, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (2 days)
2012  Certificate in Advanced Sports Rehabilitation, Curtin University, WA
Australia. (4 weeks, 160hrs)
2013  Basic Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation., Vancouver., Canada. (3 days., Nicole Accera)
2014  Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation., Vancouver., Canada. (2 days., Nicola Accera)
2015  CPR re-certification

2015  Herdman, Basic Course Vestibular Rehabilitation, (5 days. Susan Herdman

Community Involvement

2006 – 2008  Marine Biology Research Assistant (Scuba Diver)
2005  Vancouver Island Physiotherapy Division– Interim President;
2001 – 2002  Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association – Orthopaedic Division
2000 – 2001  Sport Physiotherapy Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan Physiotherapy
Association Liaison
1997 – 2002  Sports Physiotherapy Division, Sport physiotherapy coverage including: National level events that included Athletics, and Wrestling, Pro Beach volleyball, World Women’s Jr. volleyball, basketball, rugby, and the BC Ballet.
1997 – 2001  Fundraising participation for: Cystic Fibrosis research; Multiple
Sclerosis; Arthritis Society; Heart & Stroke foundation
1997 – 2000  Physical Therapy Students Society: Male sports representative,
Social representative, Co-Fundraiser Chair for an Inter-Disciplinary

Interests and Activities

 A variety of outdoor activities including photography, golf, sailing, and travel

Professional Referees:

Dr. Shane Anderson (B Biomed Sc, MBBS, M Phil, FRACS)
Paediatric & Adult Otologist, General ENT Surgeon

Dr. Chris Dietrich
Family Physician, Townsville Aboriginal & Islander Health Service