Ms Roxanne Azoory

Roxanne Azoory

FACP, MHlthSc(ManipPhty), BSc(Phty), BA(Psych)

Roxanne is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist with an interest in the management of cervical spine disorders. She has taught on the cervical spine and shoulder subjects at the University of Sydney in the Discipline of Physiotherapy.
She currently holds a research affiliation appointment for her involvement in research on recovery after whiplash.
Roxanne teaches on postgraduate professional development courses (Spinal Level 1 &2) through the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is the current National Chairperson of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia.

Qualifications
2015 FACP, Australian College of Physiotherapy
2008 MHlthSc(ManipPhty), University of Sydney
2001 BSc(Phty), University of Toronto
1998 BA(Psych), University of Western Ontario

Current Positions
2015- Present; National Chairperson of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia
2015- Present; Research Affiliate, University of Sydney
2013- 2015 Discipline Specialist, University of Sydney, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences
2011- 2015 NSW Chairperson, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia
2013- 2015 NSW delegate to Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia
2009- Present; Consultant, Sydney Specialist Physiotherapy Centre

Past Clinical Positions
2009-2012 Physiotherapist, North Ryde Physiotherapy
2009-2010 Physiotherapist, Bay Active Physiotherapy
2007-2008 Toronto Centre for Sports Medicine and Preventative Health, Canada
2005-2007 Home- Care Self- Employed, Canada
2002-2003 P.A.T.H Physical Therapy, General Motors Plant, Canada
2002-2005 Outpatient Neurological Rehab Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canada

Past Professional Appointments
2013 NSW Delegate, Spinal Level 1&2 Steering Committee
2002-2005 Multiple Sclerosis Program Planning Committee, Toronto Rehab
2000-2001 Faculty Council, Student Delegate, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
2000-2001 Board of Examiners, Student delegate, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
1999-2001 OT/PT Professional Faculty Chair, Student Board of Directors, University of Toronto

Memberships
MPA member (since 2009)
APA member (since 2009)
Canadian Physiotherapy Association Member (2001-2008)

Teaching
2013-Present; University of Sydney teaching; cervical spine, shoulder, and advanced manual skills units of 2013 2013- Level 2- Presenter on Upper Cervical Spine and Clinical Reasoning Units
2012- Spinal Level 1- Presenter on Cervical Spine Unit
2002-2005- Supervised 4 student clinical placements

Research experience
1. Rebbeck, T., Moloney, N., Beals, D., and Azoory, R. The relationship between clinical and quantitative sensory testing: a comparison between patients with chronic neck pain, whiplash and healthy controls QST (2012- Present, unpublished data)
2. Michaleff, Z. A,, Maher, C. G., Jull, G., Latimer, J., Connelly, L. B., Lin, C. W. C., Rebbeck, T. and Sterling, M. A randomised clinical trial of a comprehensive exercise program for chronic whiplash: (unpublished date), treating physiotherapist (2010-2012).
3. Clinical Status Academic Appointment: PT Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (2003-2005)
4. Co-supervised Masters student research project on “M.S. Fitness” group outcomes, Toronto Rehab (2005)
5. Led half day Structured Clinical Sessions for clinical students, Toronto Rehab (2002-2005)
6. Presentation on Program Evaluation of Chronic Pain Service, Toronto Rehab (2004)
7. Co-presenter of poster, Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centres, Toronto, Canada (2003)