Cheryn Vlazny

Cheryn  Vlazny
Position: Physiotherapist

Cheryn first joined Cerebral Palsy Alliance in 1989, then rejoined in 1992 after a period spent working in early intervention and disability in country NSW. She has remained a part of the organisation ever since, working across all of our Sydney centres.

Cheryn’s particular speciality is working with and supporting newly diagnosed children and their families. She is passionate about helping parents and carers to understand movement difficulties – and how they can confidently assist their child to achieve their goals.

This principle also guides Cheryn’s work with adults and adolescents. In this, she focusses on supporting people to achieve independence, and assists them to find meaningful and achievable goals. She is skilled at helping people set up realistic practice opportunities to maintain and continue to develop function. 

Cheryn’s additional areas of experience include assisting children into and throughout preschool and school placements; prescribing supportive equipment for standing, sleeping and mobility; casting and splinting; and post-surgery intervention.

She holds a Bachelor of Science (Anatomy) from the University of NSW and a Graduate Diploma of Physiotherapy from Cumberland College of Health Sciences (now University of Sydney). Since graduating she has also studied early childhood development and is qualified in the General Movements assessment of infants, among others.

Cheryn has been a Clinical Educator of both undergraduate and post graduate physiotherapy students for over 20 years, supervising students from the University of Sydney, Western Sydney University and Australian Catholic University.