Wenika graduated as a Master of Physiotherapy (musculoskeletal) from UniSA in 2009.
After 10 years of practice, she was drawn to helping those in aged-care facilities after a placement in an Adelaide nursing home.
“There is a perception that people in nursing homes are beyond help, but I learnt I could make a difference through my work,” she said. “It’s very rewarding for me to see a client get moving again, and to help reduce their pain.”
In 2017, she started her own mobile physiotherapy practice, working solely with senior clients.
She is experienced in:
- Providing aged-care community services at community and wellness centres.
- Supervising groups of seniors, at one time conducting more than 10 exercise and wellness classes a week.
- Understanding the different aged-care funding models, including Home Support Programs, Home Care Packages and the Short-term Restorative Care Program.
- Training others. Wenika has been a clinical educator for undergraduate physiotherapy students.
* Leading clinical education sessions for care co-ordinators and home support workers, with a focus on identifying frailty.
* Educating clients about their health.
Wenika loves to connect with other health professionals and organisations, to learn what’s new and ensure better care for seniors.
She is a member of:
- The Australian Physiotherapy Association
- Continence Foundation of Australia
- The Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI Group)
Wenika subscribes to the Australian Ageing Agenda and the newsletter of the University of Adelaide’s G-TRAC Centre (Adelaide Geriatrics Training & Research with Aged Care Centre).