Paediatric Physiotherapist

Paediatric Physiotherapyst Mary-Anne Xenitelis

My aim is to provide quality physiotherapy that improves your child's physical development and function.

Hello. My name is Mary-Anne Xenitelis. I am the owner and principal Physiotherapist at Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre.

I trained as a Physiotherapist in Melbourne and I have been treating children for twenty five years. I have a post graduate qualification in health research methods in Physiotherapy and I completed the Bobath course in the assessment and treatment of children with cerebral palsy, in London. I am a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and I am a member of the Paediatric and Neurology special interest groups.

I have two children of my own who are in school, so I fully understand busy family lives.


My Experience :

  • >> Yooralla special school and kindergarten,
  • >> Scope Children's Services,
  • >> Public and Private schools,
  • >> Special schools and the R.S.M.H- Alfred Group of Hospitals.
  • >> I also managed theCommonwealth Rehabilitation Service- Acquired Brain Injury team and prior to that work in the team as a neurological physiotherapist.
  • >> I have been contracted to prepare medico- legal reports and I have presented in the Supreme Court as an expert witness.
  • >> I am also a Betterstart provider which is a Commonwealth Government funded program for children with specific disabilities.
  • >> As a large part of my work is with children who have a neurological disability I am responsible for the child's post operative physiotherapy management.
  • >> I have worked as a physiotherapist for 25 years and in 2001 I opened and also operate and Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Services practice where I treat adults with neurological disabilities. I also work within teams and have access to other health professionals and case management services.

Professional Highlights :

  • >> Awarded the Worldwide Who's Who, "Professional Of The Year 2016-2017
  • >> Awarded the Felice Rosemary Lloyd Trust Fund Scholarship to study the Bobath course in London.
  • >> 3AW Radio Station, Interview with Paul Barber on the "In Profile" half hour segment on Acquired Brain Injury issues.
  • >> Presented with the "Service Delivery, Research and Technical Innovation" award at the National Press Club, Canberra.

Courses completed :

Many courses pertaining to Physiotherapy have been completed over the years . Below are some of the more interesting ones:

  • >> Bobath Neuro -Developmental course - The Specialised treatment of cerebral palsy and allied neurological conditions. - London
  • >> Lower Limb Biomechanics.
  • >> Hydrotherapy in Paediatrics - Halliwick method.
  • >> Conductive Education Workshop.
  • >> Courses pertaining to Gait Analysis.
  • >> Dr Edward DeBono, "The Master of Creative Thinking."
Paediatric Physiotherapyst Nurlan Kaya

Nurlan Kaya - Administration officer

Nurlan has experience in customer service, general administration and reception duties in the local government sector.

She has recently completed a course in customer service and reception enhancement. She has extensive knowledge and experience of disability and ABI and understands the protocols of our hospital systems. She is enthusiastic and enjoys interacting with adults and children alike. Nurlan is currently in training to take on the role of accounts processing.

Nurlan is married and has 2 children in secondary college.