Find out a little more about our wonderful team...
Our physiotherapists have undergone comprehensive in house training to ensure our assessment and treatment programs are of the highest standard. All our physiotherapists work in close collaboration to ensure the best outcomes for your child.
Mary-Anne founded Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre in 1990 and Moore Intensive Therapy Studio in 2021. She has over 30 years of experience as a neurological and paediatric physio so she is also very familiar with the services and supports families may need in the Greater Melbourne Area. Mary-Anne has a special interest in supporting accessible healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Mary-Anne combines a variety of research-backed assessments and physio techniques to achieve results. Mary-Anne's approach is shaped by her extensive experience of over 30 years with children. The following are a few highlights:
Mary-Anne earned her post-graduate degree in Health Research Methods for Physiotherapy. Mary-Anne's approach is constantly developing as an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Paediatric Physiotherapy National Group and the Neurological Physiotherapy National Group. She continues to develop her innovative and evidence-based physiotherapy techniques through professional development courses. The following are a few highlights:
On the weekends, you'll find Mary-Anne creating things in her craft room or tending to her flowers in her garden. Feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie is our Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist and Allied Health Manager. Stephanie is also our primary student clinical educator working primarily at our Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre location. In addition, Stephanie is one of the leads for our Bike Club and Baby Moves & Massage Program. Stephanie has a special interest in infant conditions, early intervention for developmental delays and neurological conditions.
Stephanie takes a holistic, family-centred approach; she works closely with each child’s multidisciplinary team and uses fun, goal-oriented activities to support each child. Stephanie’s evidence-based approach has been underpinned by engaging in ongoing professional development. The following are a few highlights:
Stephanie's practice was first shaped at LaTrobe University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice degree. Stephanie's approach is constantly developing as an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Paediatric Physiotherapy National Group.
Stephanie enjoys travelling the world and was fortunate enough to complete part of her physio studies in Denmark. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and fur babies. Feel free to contact her at email@example.com
Sonia is the Lead Physiotherapist for Moore Intensive Therapy Studio (MITS) and also works with children at our Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre location. She is one of the leads for our Bike Club Program. Sonia has a special interest in disability inclusion, infants as well as neurological and genetic conditions.
Sonia takes a family-centered approach to make a meaningful impact on a kid's everyday life. She utilises a variety of physiotherapy techniques, assistive technology, motivational strategies, and has learnt some basic Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Sonia's evidence-based approach has blossomed from the ongoing professional development she has completed. The following are a few highlights:
Sonia graduated from LaTrobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Physiotherapy Practice. Sonia's practice is constantly developing as an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Paediatric Physiotherapy National Group.
Sonia has volunteered teaching English in Fiji and providing physio to children in Vietnam! She enjoys being active and plays cricket, volleyball, and dances. Feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia works at both Tasma House where she sees children for individual sessions, and Moore Intensive Therapy Studio where she sees children for intensive therapy. Julia enjoys working with babies, children, adolescents and their families to create goals that are meaningful for them, especially throughout the intensive therapy program.
Julia is keen to assist children of all abilities to make positive changes to children's lives using techniques practiced at Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre. She also using a variety of techniques and equipment to deliver individualised physiotherapy programs to children of all abilities. Julia partakes in ongoing professional development to support her evidence-based practice. The following are a few highlights:
Julia graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice. Julia is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the National Paediatric Group.
Julia enjoys spending time with family and friends, and in her spare time can be found reading a good book. Feel free to contact her at email@example.com
Claire works at both Tasma House and the Moore Intensive Therapy Studio seeing children for individual sessions. Claire has recently graduated from LaTrobe University and while studying worked as an Allied Health Assistant within Western Health.
Claire is excited to assist children of all abilities to achieve their goals using a variety of techniques. She combines a variety of manual techniques, modalities, games and evidence-based clinical reasoning to individualise physiotherapy sessions to each child.
Claire prioritises teamwork and values working with patients, their families and the other skilled physiotherapists working in our amazing Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre team.
Claire's practice is constantly developing as an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Paediatric Physiotherapy National Group.
Outside of work Claire enjoys the outdoors, especially anything involving water. She is involved in Surf Life Saving and competed at an international level in Slalom Kayaking. Within these sports she helps coach athletes from a range of ages, helping them step out of their comfort zone.
Claire also enjoys spending time with her friends, family and dogs. Claire can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoshini, a James Cook University graduate with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, continually refines her approach through active involvement with the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Paediatric Physiotherapy National Group.
Working with the team at the Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre has been nothing short of inspiring and gratifying. The warmth and support extended by the team have made my transition into this new role exceptionally smooth. The clients I've had the privilege of working with have been truly wonderful. Their resilience and enthusiasm, coupled with the positive atmosphere cultivated by the team, have made each session a joy. I am genuinely excited to be a part of this dedicated group, contributing to the well-being and development of the incredible children we serve. Being a part of this team has reinforced my passion for paediatric physiotherapy, and I am eager to continue learning and growing alongside my supportive colleagues and remarkable young clients.
Recently making the move from sunny Queensland to the vibrant city of Melbourne in 2024, I am a lover of travel and the simple joys of spending time with family and friends. Feel free to contact Yoshini at email@example.com
Nurlan manages all aspects of the operations, finance, and human resources at Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre and Moore Intensive Therapy Studio. She also is our social group organiser. Her dream is to continue our social group for our teen clients and help them to form close friendships and bonds between each other.
Nurlan is very experienced in caring for a kid and young adult with extra medical needs as a parent and a service provider. Nurlan's daughter has required extra supports, including physiotherapy since she was six years old. As a result, Nurlan understands the complexities of our healthcare system as well as the NDIS and TAC funding systems. She also understands the bliss of seeing your kid achieve small wins. Nurlan has made it her mission to provide the highest quality of care at our clinic. The key components this involves are:
Nurlan loves to do puzzles, go for walks with her dog and bake. She also enjoys a chat over cake, coffee and/or tea! Naturally, Nurlan also organises our Biggest Morning Tea event. Feel free to reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily is a valued member of our team who serves as an Executive Assistant and Allied Health Assistant at a Pediatric Physiotherapy Centre and Moore Intensive Therapy Studio. In her role as an Executive Assistant, Emily excels at managing administrative tasks, organizing schedules, and providing valuable support to the team. As an Allied Health Assistant, Emily's passion for helping children shines through as she assists healthcare professionals in delivering care and support during therapy sessions. Emily's dedication make her an invaluable asset to both organizations, ensuring that young patients receive the best possible care.
For the past two years, Emily has been an integral part of the team at the Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre. Last year, Emily achieved a major milestone by obtaining her Allied Health Assistant Cert IV, further enhancing her expertise and ability. With her knowledge, passion, and commitment, Emily continues to play a crucial role in helping children achieve their developmental goals and improve their overall well-being.
Emily is currently completing a Cert IV in Personal Training, Women's Fitness and Nutrition.
Madeline main role is answering telephone enquiries and booking apppointments for clients at reception. She helps out our practice manager with operations at Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre and Moore Intensive Therapy Studio.
Madeline has been an executive assistant at Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre for many years now. She started working at receptiion on Saturdays and now assists when not at universtiy. Madeline knows the ins and outs of the families here and the importance of fluid administration. She has developed an understanding of the families needs and assists clients to ensure their experience at Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre is a smooth one.
Madeline is studying Fashion Marketing and Business at university to be a designer in the future. She loves pasta and Japanese food; ask her for recommendations!