Dr Ann Rahmann - Nat School of Allied Health (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Assistant Supervisor – Only eligible to supervise with a fully accredited Principal or Co-supervisor

I am a part-time lecturer in the School of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University, Brisbane campus. I also work clinically as a physiotherapist for Queensland Health at the Brighton Rehabilitation Unit. I completed my PhD in 2012 through the University of Queensland. My thesis investigated the benefits of early post-operative aquatic physiotherapy after total hip or knee replacement surgery. In 2014 I became a titled member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association in the area of gerontology.

My areas of research interest include: aquatic physiotherapy across a range of ages and conditions; vestibular assessment and rehabilitation; efficacy and outcomes of physiotherapy intervention in the transition from sub-acute rehabilitation back to home.


Phone :7754 (Brisbane)
Email :Ann.Rahmann@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

aquatic physiotherapy ; vestibular rehabilitation ; Evidence Based Rehabilitation ; gerontology ;

Methods Expertise

No research method is currently recorded.

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Effectiveness of Aquatic Exercise for Musculoskeletal Conditions: A Meta-Analysis, in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (print version)

Predictors of discharge destination in a geriatric population after undergoing rehabilitation, in Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy


Exercise for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis: a comparison of land-based and aquatic interventions, in Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine


A Specific Inpatient Aquatic Physiotherapy Program Improves Strength After Total Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial, in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation