PERTH UPPER LIMB
CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

PULCE is home to Perth’s Upper Limb Rehabilitation experts.

PULCE aims to provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and management for upper limb conditions

Person-Centred Care

We pride ourselves on delivering holistic, person-centred care

PULCE is the initiative of leading Australian physiotherapists Dr Alison Thorpe, Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists 2009) and Dr Sonia Ranelli, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Working closely with medical specialists (surgeons, sport and exercise medicine physicians, rheumatologists, pain specialists, general practitioners), allied healthcare providers (other physiotherapists, occupational therapists, exercise physiologists and massage therapists) and insurers, the PULCE team provide expert advice and care for people with a range of upper limb conditions. They refer onto other members of the healthcare team when required.

Clinical

We provide evidence-based care and engage you in making decisions for your management. We empower you to self-manage your upper limb problem and prescribe a rehabilitation program for you that you can undertake at home, in your own gym or under the supervision of our team.

Research

We are committed to research endeavours that makes a difference to clinical practice. Dr Thorpe and Dr Ranelli are teaching and research academics at Curtin University and are currently involved in research projects to inform evidence-based care pathways for upper limb conditions.

Education

We conduct professional development and education sessions to medical and allied health colleagues and present workshops on clinically relevant and evidence-based knowledge and skills in the management of upper limb musculoskeletal pain and disorders.

Contact

Hollywood Specialist Centre

Suite 31, 95 Monash Avenue

NEDLANDS WA 6009

Telephone: 93891533

Fax: 93891486

Email: suite31.hollywood@bigpond.com