Congratulations Ann for receiving the Order of Australia Medal.
Mrs Ann Dorothea Buchan OAM South Australia for service to medicine as a neurological physiotherapist.
Now semi-retired, Ann continues to see some people privately and delivers training to physiotherapists on a variety of neurological conditions and factors.
Ann helped set up the first Polio Clinic in South Australia and assisted with editing polio information handbooks. In addition, she began the first hydrotherapy group for people with Muscular Dystrophy and started a singing group for people with neurological and voice production issues.
Ann believes that physical, emotional, social, mental and spiritual aspects must all be considered in treatment and a balance is needed between the art and science of Physiotherapy.