David Berlowitz is a cardio-respiratory and research physiotherapist at the Victorian Respiratory Support Service and the Chief Executive of the Institute for Breathing and Sleep at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. His PhD examined sleep and breathing in the first year following acute quadriplegia and found that acute cervical cord injury causes obstructive sleep apnoea. David was recognised in 2011 as a "Difference Maker" by the Rick Hansen Foundation for his leadership in Spinal Sleep Research and is the Lead Investigator on the five year, Sleep Health in Quadriplegia research program. His other research includes chronic disease management, program evaluation and the use of non-invasive ventilation in ventilatory failure, particularly in Motor Neurone Disease and Obesity Hypoventilation.
PhD PGradDipPhty(Research) BAppSci(Phty)
Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing is abnormal during sleep. There are two main forms of sleep apnea: obstructive and central. For obstructive sleep apnea, breathing is reduced because the airway...
Each year in Australia 260 people sustain a SCI, with over half losing full function in their arms and legs (quadriplegia). In addition to the primary disability, there is a very high rate of Obstructive...
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With your support we will build a life-changing Centre of Excellence in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, improving quality of life and health outcomes for Victorians who struggle to breathe and sleep
A roadside test is being developed by Victorian researchers to identify tired drivers and keep them off the road.