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Neurorehabilitation Committee Members

Carlo Rinaudo, Chair
Carlo was a founding committee member and past-chair of the Neurorehabilitation Clinical Practice Group. He is the clinic director of a multi-disciplinary practice managing patients with concussion, dizziness and complex neurological conditions. He has undertaken post-graduate training in sports (ICSSP) and neuro-rehabilitation (DACNB). Carlo has recently submitted his Ph.D thesis on the topic of vestibular rehabilitation through the University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia.

Additionally, he frequently teaches healthcare professionals in Australia and across the world on vestibular neuro-rehabilitation topics. His goal is to help translate research into clinical applications to increase the professional competency.

 

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Francesca Buhagiar, Member
Francesca was a founding committee member of the Neurorehabilitation Clinical Practice Group and has chaired the committee since 2018. Her interest in clinical neurorehabilitation started during her chiropractic education and she obtained a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board certification a few months after graduating as a chiropractor. She has practiced in this area of chiropractic since, pursuing postgraduate education in a range of neuroscience-related fields. She holds International Quantitative Electroencephalography Certification (QEEG-D) and is also trained in Neurofeedback therapy.

She is currently doing a combined Masters/PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology with a special interest in brain injury. Francesca is committed to the development of a standardised, post-graduate pathway for those interested in the clinical neurorehabilitation field and its ability to enhance clinical competency, peer-support, and research development for our profession.

 

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Tony Cassis, Member
Tony as a founding committee member of the Neurorehabilitation Clinical Practice Group, he returned in 2020 after a 2-year hiatus from the committee. Tony has been involved in clinical neurorehabilitation since 2012 when he started a 2-year residency program under the tutelage of Dr. Paul Noone, during which he consulted with hundreds of complex clinical cases. In 2015 Tony became certified as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB) and began his own neuro-rehabilitation practice. His special interest within neurorehabilitation is vertigo, balance and specifically falls-risk.

Tony has assisted on a number of small-scale clinical neuro-rehabilitation trials and is passionate about increasing the level of research and clinical evidence in the rapidly evolving field of neurorehabilitation. He believes that chiropractors, with their unique skillset and training are well placed to be future pioneers and leaders in neurorehabilitation

 

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Stephanos Kassabalis, Member
Stephanos joined the Neurorehabilitation Committee in 2019. He has completed postgraduate neurology training with the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies to become a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, which makes him a qualified practitioner in Neurological conditions. Majoring in anatomy and neurology, Dr Stephanos Kassabalis completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Adelaide followed by a Masters of Chiropractic degree at Macquarie University.  
In recent years, Stephanos has become involved in community health programs and sporting team’s injury management.

Dr Kassabalis’ extensive training in neurological rehabilitation therapy aims to provide restorative and preventative brain based therapies and treatment programs for people who have been affected by Brain/Central Nervous System Injury and Dysfunction.

 

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Trent Banks, Member
Trent is the newest member of the Neurorehabilitation Clinical Practice Group committee. He completed his Chiropractic Masters in 1995 at Macquarie University. Immediately following graduation Trent pursued any neuroscience-based education that was available. This culminated in becoming certified as a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB) in 2009.

Trent has a special interest in neurodevelopmental rehabilitation and is the current co-ordinator of the DACNB exams in the Asia-Pacific region

 

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