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Maxine Schlaeppi

Maxine Schlaeppi

Nurse Practitioner/Credentialled Diabetes Educator

Maxine is a Registered Endorsed Nurse Practitioner and Credentialled Diabetes Educator with over 29 years’ experience in diabetes education and management. Maxine has worked in a vast environment from paediatrics to adult diabetes. Maxine has previously been involved with being: Manager of a Paediatric Diabetes Unit in Switzerland. Diabetes Educator at Fremantle - Tertiary Hospital The Co-ordinator of the Rockingham Endocrinology & Diabetes Service based at Rockingham General Hospital Member of the Australian Diabetes Educator Association (ADEA) since 2003 and a member of the Credentialling Committee of ADEA Currently Maxine is not only part of the team at PDC Health Hub, Maxine also provides private diabetes education services in Waikiki at Waikiki Diabetes Private Nurse Practitioner Service. Maxine joined the team at PDC Health Hub in 2020 to expand the services provided by PDC Health Hub to better assist people living with diabetes by providing a Diabetes in Pregnancy Service. Maxine works collaboratively with Caitlin Parker (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator) and Rachel Boen (Accredited Practising Dietitian) to provide a wholistic approach to Diabetes in Pregnancy. Maxine has also authored many abstracts and articles in various journals with a wide variety of topics and provided multiple Presentations for various Pharma Companies on a wide range of topics. Maxine has also been presented with awards such as: Queens Guide 1970 - Duke of Edinburgh Humanitarian award in 1971 - Abbott Inaugural service innovation award 2007 - Multiple case study awards - ADEA recognition award in 2013 - Director Generals WA Health Award in 2013 - Diabetes Australia health professional of the year award 2015. Maxine’s main diabetes interests are predominantly with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus since. Maxine is a Certified Insulin Pump Trainer for all available insulin pumps in Australia and all Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM). Since 2002, Maxine has worked with people living with Diabetes in Pregnancy (including Gestational diabetes and Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy). Maxine is a proud grandmother and her interests outside of her professional career include her time with her grandchildren, travel, and continuing to learn more about technologies for diabetes. View details »

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Serena  MacManus

Serena MacManus

Accredited Practising Dieitian

Serena is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who holds a Bachelor of Nutrition Bioscience and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from Edith Cowan University. Serena is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who holds a Bachelor of Nutrition Bioscience and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from Edith Cowan University. Pursuing a career as a dietitian was driven by her passion for empowering others with the evidence-based knowledge and resources needed to optimise own health and wellbeing. Serena enjoys working collaboratively with people from all walks of life to find innovative ways to reach their nutrition goals. Having lived with type 1 diabetes for 22 years, Serena understands firsthand the vital role food can play in enhancing health and quality of life when living with a chronic illness. She also believes that any dietary changes should be enjoyable and sustainable long term, recognising that there are many approaches that work when it comes to optimising health through nutrition. Serena’s areas of interest include diabetes (T1, T2, gestational), heart health, mental health, vegetarian/vegan diets, and healthy aging. Outside of being a dietitian at PDC Health Hub, Serena enjoys sewing, live music and trying out new restaurants with friends. View details »

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Roh Silvarajoo

Roh Silvarajoo

Physiotherapist

Roh is an experienced Physiotherapist with Exercise Science background. Roh completed her degree in Exercises Science at University of Western Australia and furthered her studies in Masters of Physiotherapy at Curtin University. Roh's passion for physiotherapy started at the age of 16, being an elite athlete Roh was keen to learn the basics of the human body and the great advantages active physical therapy could provide to our body. Roh later developed an interest in an evidence-based approach to physiotherapy and the importance of rehabilitation for positive long-term health outcomes.¿Roh has experience in different settings with special interest in musculoskeletal and sports therapy. Roh's experience also includes older adult rehabilitation, chronic illness related musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries from various sports (State touch rugby, Rugby Union, State Hockey and AFL), and workers compensation injuries. Roh is confident in the treatment and management of most musculoskeletal conditions. Some Services Provided by Roh: Soft tissue trigger point release - Dry needling - Taping to deload muscles or improve posture - Education on roller use - Acute injury assessment/treatment - Chronic condition assessment/management - Exercise prescription for short term/long term rehabilitation - Exercise prescription for chronic illness (Diabetes, Stroke, Geriatric- post fall/deconditioning, Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis, and Chronic fatigue syndrome). Besides being a physiotherapist, Roh loves a good adventure and picking up new sports. Roh is a believer of the statement’ Never too old to learn’. So in her free time she likes experimenting new recipes and making music. View details »

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