Pauline Slater (Australia)
Pauline Slater is the Principal Physiotherapist and founder of Bendy Bodies Hypermobility Physiotherapy – a private complex and chronic health practice, in Adelaide, South Australia, for clients with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD), Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Learning Challenges.
Throughout her 30 years as a physiotherapist and in the past 15 years she has focused her care for patients with these conditions through undertaking the UK EDS- ECHO course, and the Australasian EDS- ECHO and Paediatric EDS -ECHO courses and attending Symposia and Conferences. With the aid of several other Physiotherapists and Allied Health Professionals she has worked to launch the online education and support Facebook group Hypermobility Health Professionals Network (Australia). She has a Masters in Education and enjoys equipping and educating others in the area of Hypermobility, EDS and POTS, through presentations and training through the EDS-ECHO program, the Australian Physiotherapy Association, and in various health and education settings in South Australia.
Pauline has just applied for approval to undertake a PhD, researching “Preconceptions, awareness, and education accessibility in Australia afforded to the Medical and Physiotherapy/Allied health professions concerning EDS, hEDS, and HSD, and the often-seen comorbidity of POTS “.
Having been an attendee at several EDS ECHO programs, Pauline is now a facilitator on the EDS ECHO AHP Australia program.