Brooke has worked as a Physiotherapist with people suffering spinal cord injuries since 2000 being employed by the Princess Alexandra Hospital since 1999. She holds a Master of Philosophy in clinical research examining the influence of abdominal binders on breathing, voice and cardiovascular outcomes. She is recognised as a resource person for conditions involving neurological dysfunction of respiration, having authored an international textbook chapter, invited reviews in peer reviewed journals, teaching at several Universities and supporting colleagues and patients across Queensland. She is now fortunate to channel her research passion into optimising acute respiratory management of spinal cord injuries by leading the first ever study into mouthpiece ventilation at the time of extubation for those with tetraplegia. Publications 2016-2017 Berlowitz, D., Wadsworth, B., Ross, J.,(2016).Respiratory problems in people with spinal cord injury. Breathe, 12(4), 328-340 Ross, J and Wadsworth, B Chapter 13 Cardiorespiratory management of special populations, In Main, E., & Denehy, L. (Eds.). (2016). Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy: Adults and Paediatrics: formerly Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems. Elsevier Health Sciences.
Published 14th July 2017
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