Meet our Team
Upon graduating from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Katrina immediately pursued her passion for working in paediatrics. She spent three years working at the Cerebral Palsy League developing and refining skills in the assessment and treatment of children with chronic disabilities. Her drive to broaden her understanding of child development and motivated her to work in the Child Development Service where she treated babies with developmental delay and provided advice and handling of infants in the special care nursery. She also gained experience in acute rehabilitation at Ipswich hospital in the stroke rehabilitation unit. From here, Katrina went on to work for the prestigious Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital where she had the opportunity of working in an inpatient rehabilitation setting with children who had suffered a traumatic or acquired brain injury. She also covered the outpatient rehabilitation clinics, assisting with advice and assessment for children regarding botulinum toxin injections and surgical intervention.
Katrina thoroughly enjoyed the multidisciplinary team approach in these positions, where she liaised closely with speech pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers, music therapists, psychologists and doctors who helped shape her assessment and intervention of each child within a broader framework.
Katrina places a high value on ongoing education and she has participated in a multitude of professional development opportunities in paediatrics, including completion of Prechtl's Assessment of General Movements; specialised paediatric Hydrotherapy training; Advancing Skills in Paediatric Physiotherapy - Complex and Chronic Conditions & Neonates and Infants (Monash University). She has her AHPRA registration and is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Paediatric and Business Groups.
She is passionate about helping children with disabilities not only function in their everyday lives, but truly experience life to their fullest potential. Katrina completed her Canadian Adaptive Ski qualification and spent time in Canada teaching children and adults with disabilities to ski using specialised equipment, such as a sit ski. Katrina is a mum to two young boys and understands the demands of parenting and brings compassion and warmth to her interactions with families. She loves to practise yoga and mindfulness and also works as a yoga teacher where she teaches the importance of body alignment and breath awareness.
Katrina hopes to bring her physiotherapy skills together with your knowledge of your child to create an individual therapy plan that will help your little one reach their best physical potential!
Ebonie grew up in Townsville and completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at James Cook University. Ebonie has a passion for working with children to maximise their quality of life through all things play, imagination, and fun.
She has experience with the Ipswich Child Development Service, where she saw a range of children aged from newborn to 12 years old with diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, ASD, global development delay and Trisomy 21. She has worked in collaboration with Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, and families to assist with play-based therapy, parental support and linking to the appropriate EACH and NDIS Services. Ebonie also has several years of private practice administration experience, where she managed NDIS patients and their appointments. These experiences have shaped Ebonie’s passion for paediatrics and she is constantly reaping the rewards from the strong connections she builds with children and their families.
Ebonie also has a keen interest in women’s health and is eager to help women navigate pre- and post-natal exercise, continence health and pelvic floor disorders. Ebonie has completed her Level One Women's Health training through the Australian Physiotherapy Association. She has had a range of placements in outpatient pre- and post-natal health as well as within maternity wards. She understands the uniqueness of every woman’s journey and is constantly in awe of their amazing capabilities. She is passionate about empowering women to prioritise their wellbeing and will always create a safe space for women, mothers to be, first-time mothers, mothers to many and everything in between to support their journeys.
When she's not at work, Ebonie loves to spend her spare time at the beach, spending time with family and friends and playing netball. Ebonie understands the vulnerability and trust associated with both women’s health and paediatric conditions and strives to continuously lead with compassion, open-mindedness and honesty to work with you in achieving your goals and reaching your full potential.
Born and raised in Ipswich, Catriona completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the University of Queensland, and is delighted to work in a community that means so much to her.
Catriona, more affectionately known as Cat by her clients, found her love for paediatrics through the West Moreton Child Development Service and Ipswich Hospital’s Special Care Nursery. Here, she was fortunate to see a wide variety of children, from newborns right through to young adults. She has experience working with a range of conditions, such as developmental delay, cerebral palsy, orthopaedic conditions and ASD. She has a particular interest in the long term management of children with neurological diagnoses.
Cat is passionate about working with children and their families using a holistic and client-centred approach. She strives to empower every child to reach their fullest potential, and understands the importance of collaborating with the family to achieve positive and sustainable outcomes for children.
On her days off, Cat loves to explore the outdoors with long hikes, travel to new and beautiful places and spend quality time with her friends and family.
Accredited Exercise Physiologist & Accredited Exercise Scientist
Savannah grew up in Springfield in a very athletic family, where she participated in dance, gymnastics, little athletics and soccer- where for 9 years, she played for the National Premier League (the second highest level of female soccer!). From early on, she became passionate about the early inclusion of sport and exercise for young people. She coached many soccer school holiday camps and completed a certificate III in sport and recreation during high school. She then went on to complete a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (honours) with a Major in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Southern Queensland.
Savannah has a wealth of experience working as an after school hours care educator, which has allowed her to really explore her interests in paediatrics and use her imagination and creativity in designing indoor and outdoor games and activities utilising play-based equipment.
Savannah believes movement is medicine for all ages and through imaginative and creative, spontaneous and structured play-based therapy, she can help her paediatric clientele develop the essential skills they need to be the best version of themselves and achieve their goals. She strives to assist in the management of paediatric conditions by delivering safe and effective clinical exercise interventions in one on one and group settings.
Savannah also has a keen interest in women's health and the amazing effects of exercise on oncological conditions, endocrine and metabolic conditions, the menopausal and healthy ageing process, pre- and post-natal, pelvic floor and continence health. She has had experience in a number of these conditions and endeavours to prioritise women’s felt experience and goals, women’s empowerment and educate women on how exercise can help them throughout their personal journey. While she enjoys delivering one on one sessions, she loves the social and supportive atmosphere in facilitating group classes for ladies experiencing similar journeys.
In her spare time, Savannah plays soccer, loves to make home décor and gift giving macramé, fun outings with family and friends and spending time with her gorgeous golden retriever, Bailey. Savannah also plans to complete her Masters of Occupational Therapy degree to specialise in paediatrics in the near future.
From a young age Tania has always wanted to help people and approaches people with empathy and kindness. Tania always wanted to work in a field where she can make a difference. After completing her Diploma of Business Administration, she has gained over a decade of medical administration experience working in public hospitals both in Australia and overseas in London. Tania enjoys helping clients and their families by being a welcoming face and voice and assisting in any way possible to ensure appointments run smoothly and positive experiences and outcomes are achieved. She goes over and above by using her administrative and personable skills to make a difference in everyone’s lives she comes into contact with on a daily basis.
When Tania isn’t working she is usually off travelling the world or at least planning another adventure big or small and is a keen photographer documenting her travels. She loves meeting new people, heading to the gym, having a good chat and trying something new.
Allied Health Assistant
Meet Jaecelle, affectionately known as Jae, a compassionate and skilled Allied Health Assistant who has completed her comprehensive course in healthcare support. With a heart dedicated to making a difference, Jae brings a wealth of personal understanding to her role. As a mother of three, her journey took a unique path when her youngest son was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of 2, while her middle child was diagnosed with ADHD and Autism at 6. These experiences have given Jae an unparalleled insight into the diverse attributes of abilities and the art of adaptation.
Jae's warmth and empathy extend beyond her professional duties, creating a supportive and understanding environment for both her colleagues and patients. Her commitment to the well-being of others is evident in her dedication to enhancing the lives of those she assists. From collaborating with therapists to implementing tailored strategies for individual needs, Jae's skills are matched only by her unwavering positivity.
Embracing her own uniqueness, Jae often adds a vibrant touch to her appearance with various shades of hair color, reflecting her vibrant spirit and open-mindedness. Join Jae on her journey as an Allied Health Assistant, where her personal journey fuels her passion to empower and uplift, one patient at a time.
Jae is available for both joint and individual sessions under the direct supervision of an allied health professional. She can help with things like implementing standing frame or equipment programs at home, additional bike riding or walking in the community or exercise programs set by your physio or EP. She is also able to help with carrying out OT and speech programs in between your therapy sessions for continuity of practise. Reach out to us for more info about how Jae can help your child progress more quickly towards their goals.
Join Our Team!
If you are a passionate allied health professional looking to work in a dynamic team environment with a varied paediatric caseload, we would love to hear from you.
We would love to create a collaborative multi-disciplinary team that includes: