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Physio search ends

in good hands: RNH’s new physiotherapist Daniel Griffin, right, helps Yarriambiack Lodge resident John Souter with his exercise program. Picture: PETER MILLER

The search for a new physiotherapist has ended successfully for Rural Northwest Health.

In his graduation year of studies, Daniel Griffin has moved from Queensland’s Gold Coast to Warracknabeal where he will work as the new physiotherapist with the health service’s Community Health team.

His appointment ends a six-month search to find a replacement for previous physio Margot Lowther who moved to Warrnambool last year.

Mr Griffin said he had other options for employment but he liked the idea of a ‘complete change of scenery’ and the chance to work as a generalist physiotherapist.

“I had looked at a few jobs in Victoria but this one appealed to me most,” Mr Griffin said.

“I like the idea of the variety of work you get with a country health service.

“You get to work on people of all ages and all conditions so it’s great experience.”

Mr Griffin said he enjoyed all forms of physiotherapy but was particularly interested in musculo-skeletal and cardio respiratory work.

“I want to eventually establish myself further in those areas.”

Mr Griffin grew up in McLean, near Grafton, NSW, and moved to Lismore with his family when he turned 12.

During his study years, he spent time in South Africa working at a wildlife park near St Lucia where he taught English and helped with odd jobs such as mending fences, installing water tanks and digging footings for buildings.

While in South Africa, Mr Griffin flew to Tanzania and scaled Mt Kilimanjaro, a taxing trek which involved a five-day climb and two days descent.

He is an avid sports fan and has played many sports including rugby, golf and squash and was a Cross-fit coach during his time on the Gold Coast. Although it’s a new game to him, he has already started training for Australian Rules football with Warrack Eagles.

 

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Posted on Jan 28 2015

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