May 06

Whats New – May Blog 2022

As we enter the 5th month of the year we are beginning to return to some normality, with the effects of Covid still present but not as intense as the previous two years. We are pleased that most of our children have returned to face to face sessions and the practice is again a bustling hive of activity.
New Staff
This year we welcome our new physiotherapist Isabella Price- Hughes, to the team. In the mornings Isabella is working at Tasma House or travelling to complete home and school visits. In the afternoons, Isabella is running our intensive program.
We also have recruited more Allied Health Assistants (AHAs) to assist with client hydrotherapy and home exercise programs. Most of our AHAs are physiotherapy students. Abhi is an experienced AHA who has worked in many settings.
We also welcome Emily who has started as a receptionist this year and job shares with Madeline. Emily is also a trained AHA and sometimes helps out in practical sessions when needed.
We continue to support both Latrobe University and University of Melbourne Physiotherapy schools through the provision of physiotherapy placements. We have more students to come in 2022.
Intensive Physiotherapy
Our Moore Intensive Physiotherapy Studio has been running for a year now and has been a huge success to date! The Easter school holidays was a very busy time at our intensive Studio as this is when most of our school aged children attend. We are really looking forward to the July and September school holidays! If you are considering your child for intensives during the school holidays, please contact reception as soon as possible as we are almost booked out.
You might see Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre pop up in print and social media. We have been supporting Source Kids by advertising in their magazine and on their social media pages. This is a new venture and will be live very soon. We have committed to this by engaging Marc, our professional photographer. The social media photos we have developed are beautiful and we love hearing the kids say, “I’m in the book” meaning they are in the magazine. We are branching further afield with our advertising and are now advertising across to the Eastern suburbs and interstate. This will be in the Stonnington Boroondara Kids Today magazine and Facebook advertising.
Groups and Clubs
We are looking to run our next Baby Massage Workshop soon. This program is aimed at teaching parents massage techniques, which promote many therapeutic benefits in newborns. These workshops are being supported by our guest speaker, Catherine Cervasio, founder of award winning Aromababy products. Catherine will provide a talk on allergies and benefits of aromatherapy for babies. Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre stocks and sells Aromababy products and have recently purchased a new glass cabinet to clearly display these gorgeous products.
Our Bike club is set to run at Essendon Traffic school in the June and September. We are very excited to offer a program that will develop bike riding skills and road safety awareness skills as well as support parents to engage bike riding with their children in the community. Bike riding is an excellent form of exercise and is an important skill. It is great that NDIS are funding adaptive bikes and trikes that allow all our children to be able to engage in bike riding.
Werribee Mansion
In February this year the staff were treated to an off site all day meeting which included some pampering. The day started with a catch up prior to an indulging massage. This was followed by a sumptuous morning tea and a stroll around the grounds of Werribee mansion. In the afternoon we were treated to a game of Archery which was a lot of fun. After our sit down lunch we finished the day with a team meeting to discuss the many portfolio projects we have for our all important client group.
Good Friday Appeal fundraiser
We celebrated the Easter break with a “Guess the number of Easter eggs in the jar” competition. Sarah E won the competition and was very excited to receive all those eggs. Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre donated 5% of proceeds of one day and the money from the “Guess the Easter eggs in the Jar” competition to the the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
Social Group
Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre has acknowledged the isolation some older teenagers feel when it comes to getting out and about with their besties. For this reason, we now have a social group which is a get together and runs every few months. The aim is for friendships to form between teenagers. We had our first group at a local coffee shop which was lots of fun. The parents also enjoyed chatting amongst themselves as did the staff. Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre organises these groups and some staff attend without a charge. We only ask that you pay for your own drinks, food and entry fees where required. Next outing is Lawn bowls. Please contact Nurlan for further details.

Biggest Morning Tea Day
Paediatric Physiotherapy Centre is proud to support the Cancer Council by hosting the biggest Morning Tea on Wednesday the 25th May. We are opening the practice for cake and tea/coffee for a donation between the hours of 10.30am-12 pm and between 3-4pm. We will host the Biggest Morning Tea at Tasma House, 300 Ascot Vale rd Moonee Ponds. We cant wait to see you all there.

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May 2022

Until the next blog, take care and stay well.