Dr Gaj Panagoda

BAppSc(Physiotherapy) MBBS FRACP
Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Dr Panagoda is a General Paediatrician with additional training in adult and paediatric rehabilitation who is experienced in treating children of all ages facing multiple health challenges.

Good communication is a cornerstone of his clinical work, whether working with families and patients to set individualised goals, or collaborating with other clinicians to ensure best patient outcomes.

Having worked as a senior registrar at the Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Services and previously as a physiotherapist and allied health assistant at a number of rehabilitation units in Sydney, Dr Panagoda has developed a specialist focus on rehabilitation.

His rehabilitation experience extends to the treatment of a range of challenges and disabilities in younger children and adolescents.

Working with children and families affected by serious injury, illness or disease and managing the transition of their care through to adulthood, requires careful planning and understanding. Age appropriate, evidence-based therapies and family-liaison and education are vital to improving function and independence for each patient.

As a parent of two young children himself, Dr Panagoda understands the importance of providing management plans that are both relevant and easily adopted into a child’s daily life.

Qualifications
BAppSc(Physiotherapy) MBBS FRACP
Physiotherapy degree from Sydney University in 2002
Medical degree from University of QLD 2007

Memberships
Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand
American Academy of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine
Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

 

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