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Meet Akshita

Akshita works as a Senior Orthopaedic Physiotherapist across the acute and outpatient settings. This involves servicing orthopaedic, plastics, rheumatology, maxillofacial units in the acute setting - and outpatients including hydrotherapy and fracture clinic, and previously hand therapy.

She completed her Bachelor of Biomedicine and Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne.

The Bachelor of Biomedicine helped me decide on exactly what career path to choose and gave me a very sound biomedical knowledge that I still use today as a physiotherapist.

During her studies, Akshita did a global physiotherapy placement in Thailand – assisting in the management of children with developmental delays and Cerebral Palsy in day centres and government orphanages.

Throughout her career, Akshita has developed a keen interest in the rehabilitation of patients following limb salvage surgery for bone and soft tissue sarcomas and is currently doing further research in this area.

“I would like to complete and publish further research in bone and soft tissue sarcomas, develop educational resources and workshops to help improve the rehabilitation and care of this specific patient population,” she says.

Akshita Sundaresh
Bachelor of Biomedicine (Human Structure and Function) → Doctor of Physiotherapy (Distinction) → Senior Orthopaedic Physiotherapist, St Vincent's Hospital