Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre has a large focus on Neurology and Child development. Mary-Anne Xenitelis, Senior Physiotherapist and Director is an NDIS and Betterstart provider for those children who have funding under these programs.
The practice rooms are colourful and have toys and equipment to keep your child relaxed, entertained and co-operative. Therapies for the young child are play based, which is dependent on age and condition. One room is designed for babies and young children.
OUR Aim is to provide quality physiotherapy that improves your child’s physical development and function.
A rehabilitation room is fully equipped focusing on the older child with a neurological disability or gross motor developmental issues. This room is also designed for children who are highly distractable and need to focus on the task at hand.
Out reach services can be arranged for an additional travel fee. The physiotherapist can see your child at home, school or pre-school if in the Inner North West region of Melbourne.
OUR EXPERIENCED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
Aim is to provide quality physiotherapy that improves your child’s physical development and function.
- 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 have worked as a physiotherapist for 30 years.
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 :
- 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.”
Stephanie's Biography Continued:
Steph is a firm believer that we always have more to learn and loves to see children thrive as they grow and develop their skills. She has completed numerous short courses in paediatric physiotherapy including up-skilling in her interests of neuro developmental techniques and cerebral palsy. Steph is now excited to be joining the Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre!
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, one who is studying at university.
I completed my Doctor of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne. I have predominately worked in a multidisciplinary team at a specialist school where I run hydrotherapy programs, land-based physiotherapy sessions and support students ( 5-18 years) in their physical education classes. I also work with an external orthotist running the podiatry and orthotic clinic at the school. I enjoy working along side the team and supervising final year physiotherapy students. I thrive from watching the students’ progress and work towards their physiotherapy goals. In my student days I had the opportunity to work in a paediatric setting through volunteer work; being an aquatics education instructor. I also completed a global placement in Peru in Paediatric outpatient clinics.
I have also worked as an Assistant Manager in Social Programs, with the Cerebral Palsy Support Network where I planned social programs.
I previously completed a degree in Exercise Science and Human Movement where I then worked as a fitness instructor.
I have a strong interest in Paediatric Physiotherapy and I actively seek to develop my career In this field.
I am excited to join the team at Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre.
Aziza Sawiz - Allied Health Assistant
My name is Aziza Sawiz. I am in year 12 at the moment (2019). I completed a certificate III in Allied Health Assistance last year while commencing VCE. I came to know the Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre and Mary-Anne as I completed 120 hours of placement before my current paid role at Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre. As a Allied health Assistant I mostly do home visits and help clients with their home physiotherapy program, set by the Physiotherapist.
The subjects I am currently completing at school are Psychology, Biology, Physics, English and Further Maths. I am planning on continuing further studies at University on Health and Psychology. I love playing sports and helping people. I have been playing soccer for three-four years, and I am a team member for Essendon Royals state league 1 senior team.
I am super grateful to have the opportunity to work at Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre and meet wonderful people.
Georgia Ramacciotti's Experience
Georgia has experience as a swim teacher, a student volunteer at a community health centre, is working as a carer for a child with a disability and has recently completed a placement at the Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre assisting Mary-Anne.
Georgia has a strong passion for working with children and has a hard working and positive attitude. She is currently in her final year of her double degree studying Exercise Science/ Business Administration at ACU with the hopes of completing a Master course in Physiotherapy, specialising in paediatrics.