Alethea Kavanagh

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Melbourne Lung and Sleep Specialist

Alethea Kavanagh

Respiratory Physiotherapist
BSc (Physio)(Hons) MPhil

Hi, my name is Ale (pronounced Ally). I am a Respiratory Physiotherapist and the co-founder of Lung Life. I have a strong passion for empowering clients to gain better control over their symptoms, and improve their wellbeing and long-term health outcomes. My training and professional life has always been underpinned by a spirit of excellence, and my goal is to provide the community with a high-quality physiotherapy service, by extending specialised respiratory care beyond the hospital. 

After graduating from Curtin University in 2009 with 1st Class Honours, I had the privilege of developing clinical expertise in respiratory physiotherapy through practice in specialty areas within Monash Health such as the Respiratory High-Dependency Unit. I grew a special interest in lung care for older adults, and through the Felice Rosemary Lloyd Scholarship in 2015, travelled overseas to learn from exemplar organisations in this area and subsequently published my learnings in medical journals. 

I believe there is always more to learn and I have since become a certified BradCliff Method® Practitioner for dysfunctional breathing. I maintain a research fellow appointment with Monash University to continue expanding health care knowledge for treating adults with chronic lung disease. 

A genuine desire to help others is a strong ethos in my family. Aside from our beloved nature walks, my husband, daughter and I are often dedicating our time to support friends and family, as we believe everyone is better doing life together. I trust that you will find a ‘value-add’ service for yourself through Lung Life.