About Dr Kim Proudlove
MBBS, FAFRM (RACP)
Rehabilitation Specialist Physician
Admitted to the Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians on 29th July, 2014.
BMBS (Distinction) Flinders University 2004 B.Sc. Major in Genetics, University of British Columbia, Canada 1995
Australian and Canadian Citizen
July 2015 to Now
Alfred Health, Caulfield Hospital Statewide Acquired Brain Injury Unit. Rehabilitation
September 2014 to Now
Cabrini Hopetoun Hospital, Elsternwick hospital and Brighton hospital. Rehabilitation
August 2014-July 2015
Barwon Health. Rehabilitation Specialist at McKellar Centre. VMO.
Dr Kim Proudlove’s role at Alfred Health has involved the growth of a new state-wide Acquired Brain Injury Unit. Kim’s ward work is done closely alongside nursing and allied health to provide a safe environment for all, particularly with behavioural management. She supervises and trains rehabilitation registrars and junior doctors.
“I greatly enjoy teaching and run a regular tutorial on emergency management of tracheostomy patients. I have a busy clinic and also do community outreach work, reviewing brain injured patients with a high level of disability in the community. I work hard as a disability advocate for my patients. I am skilled in spasticity management, including botulinum toxin and phenol injections. I am committed to ongoing learning and continuing medical education. My work on the unit also involves regular liaison with other medical specialists, especially neurologists and neurosurgeons.”
Kim’s role at Cabrini health is in the private sector, and the majority patients are older. Working alongside geriatricians and consulting with them as necessary. Her work is across a number of general rehabilitation conditions, but has had great experience in neurorehabilitation such as Parkinson’s disease and stroke. Other conditions include frailty and deconditioning, postoperative management, falls and fractures.