Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Ms Georgina Clutterbuck

Ms Georgina Clutterbuck

BPhty (hons 1)

Georgina is a physiotherapy lecturer and researcher who commenced with CSU in 2019. Her clinical expertise in paediatrics and disability have been developed across private practice, government and not-for-profit community contexts and she is passionate about preparing physiotherapy students for clinical practice by sharing her real-world experiences.

Georgina completed a Queensland-wide randomised controlled trial of Sports Stars, an introduction to sport skills group for children with cerebral palsy in 2018 and is passionate about supporting children with disabilities to participate in life-long, enjoyable sport and physical recreation. Georgina has presented her research across Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe and welcomes international collaboration in future projects. She is currently in the end stages of her PhD at the University of Queensland.

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Georgina delivers the third year neurological and paediatric physiotherapy subjects (PHS318, PHS328 & PHS309) at CSU’s Port Macquarie campus.

Georgina has taught into physiotherapy and allied health courses at the University of Queensland and Griffith University. She has a long history of clinical education and enjoys seeing physiotherapy students build their confidence and skills working with real clients and families. Georgina believes in utilizing technology, creativity and flexibility to foster engaging and effective education opportunities and overcome challenges in learning.

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Georgina’s current research interests include:

  • Investigating Health Sports as a participation-focussed approach to physiotherapy intervention
  • Confirming the effectiveness of practitioner-led sports groups in transitioning children with disabilities from receiving individual physiotherapy to participating in community sports
  • Investigating the validity, reliability and responsiveness of high-level gross motor activity and participation measures for children with disability and their ability to predict successful participation in mainstream or para sport contexts

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  • Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
  • Member of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM)
  • Secretary of the membership and finance committee
  • Member of the Children’s Motor Control Research Collaboration (CMCRC)
  • Member of Physiotherapists for Physical Activity (P4PA)

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Clutterbuck, G., Auld, M., & Johnston, L. (2018). Active exercise interventions improve gross motor function of ambulant/semiambulant children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review. Disability and rehabilitation, 1-21. doi:10.1080/09638288.2017.1422035

Clutterbuck, G., Auld, M., & Johnston, L. (2018). SPORTS STARS study protocol: a randomised, controlled trial of the effectiveness of a physiotherapist-led modified sport intervention for ambulant school-aged children with cerebral palsy. (Report).  BMC pediatrics, 18(1). doi:10.1186/s12887-018-1190-z

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