Sleep and Lifestyle Clinic

Student led healthcare for Belconnen and the wider Canberra community

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Investigations into sleep problems such as snoring and suspected sleep apnea are performed by using a home-based sleep study kit. Sleep and breathing data is collected via recording equipment. The sleep study kits are collected at the Clinic and returned the following day. The advantage of this method of assessment is that you are able to have a more comfortable night by sleeping in your own bed in familiar surroundings rather than a sleep laboratory or hospital environment.

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea we can commence timely treatment or give you advice about snoring management. Treatments such as changing sleep habits, weight reduction, splints or continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) are considered. The clinic is staffed by physiotherapists working in partnership with our technicians and sleep physicians.

We have rental plans for CPAP machines and masks so the equipment can be trialed. Additionally, CPAP equipment and accessories are able to be purchased from the Clinic.

The experience and professionalism of our clinicians and team ensure peace of mind for our patients and excellent treatment outcomes.

A referral is required prior to making a booking. Please use the referral document provided (PDF, 273.48 KB).

Clinic staff

Dr Grant Willson

Dr Grant Willson

Senior Physiotherapist, Sleep Expert & Senior Lecturer

Grant's areas of expertise
  • Sleep Apnea diagnosis and treatment
  • Home Sleep Studies
  • Acclimatisation to CPAP therapy and mask choice
  • Long-term management and troubleshooting of CPAP therapy
  • Lifestyle programmer for sleep apnea sufferers as part of a multi-disciplinary team (physical activity, weight loss and sleep hygiene)

Grant attends on Mondays only.

Donna Martin

Donna Martin

Senior Physiotherapist

Donna has worked extensively across the areas of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy and she is also part of the Undergraduate and Master of Physiotherapy teaching team at the University of Canberra. Her broad knowledge across physiotherapy disciplines and practical skills has allowed a complimentary transition to sleep medicine.

Donna's areas of expertise
  • Preparation and analysis of home based sleep studies
  • Diagnosis of sleep apnea
  • Individualised treatment strategies for snoring and sleep apnea
  • Analysis of effective CPAP therapy, including mask selection
  • Education on lifestyle management strategies for the conservative management of sleep apnea

Donna attends on Tuesdays only.

In response to the situation with COVID-19, we are offering telehealth services. Please call us to make an appointment.

Depending on your required service we operate out of two locations on the UC Campus in Bruce.

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