Director & Senior Physiotherapist
Alice is a physiotherapist with over 15 years experience in various clinical and education roles including community early intervention, hospital and private practice. She first discovered a passion for working with children as the Company Physiotherapist on Billy Elliot the Musical, which had a cast of 55 children, and has since worked with children of all ages and abilities with a wide range of conditions including genetic syndromes, neurological conditions, complex medical conditions, orthopedic conditions and sporting injuries. She has a special interest in working with babies at risk of a neurological condition or with an undiagnosed delay in gross motor skills (movement).
Alice founded Little Movers Physiotherapy in 2016 with the vision of creating a family-centred community service that would help children improve their physical skills to be able to participate in activities of choice to their full potential. She is passionate about ensuring that there is good communication between all of the healthcare providers involved in the child's care.
Alice held a part-time position as a Lecturer in the Physiotherapy Department at La Trobe University from 2013 - 2020, teaching child development and paediatric physiotherapy subjects to the Masters of Physiotherapy students and continues to hold an Honorary Lecturing position. She was a guest presenter to the Australian Physiotherapy Association Paediatric Group on the practical application of Family Centred Care in 2019 and a guest Lecturer to the Master of Physiotherapy students at Swiburne University in 2022 & 2023.
Alice has completed a wide range of paediatric courses, the most influential on her clinical practice being:
The Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (early identification of neurological conditions in babies from birth - 2 years)
Prechtyl's General Movements (early identification of neurological conditions in pre term and term babies up to 16 weeks of age)
ABNDTA Understanding Disorders of Movement and Their Impact on Activity and Participation
Practical Assessment & Treatment of Torticollis & Plagiocephaly (Marquette University)
ABNDTA Paediatric Gait (analysing the walking/running patterns of children with neurological conditions)
ABNDTA Paediatric Aquatic Therapy (hydrotherapy for children with neurological conditions)
DIR Floortime (play therapy for children with additional needs)
Circle of Security (infant-caregiver attachment theory and its impact on movement)
TEDI telehealth for early detection and intervention for infants with developmental disability
Alice is a qualified clinical pilates instructor and incorporates principles of core strengthening when developing play-based exercise programs for babies and children. As a mother to 3 children, Alice understands the challenges of fitting therapy into busy daily routines - therapy needs to be practical and easy to implement into busy schedules! She is passionate about helping children to achieve their full potential and enjoys working collaboratively with families to develop practical and realistic interventions. She believes physiotherapy for children should be play-based and fun!
Outside of work, Alice enjoys art, spending time with her family at the beach and zoo, running, surfing and catching up with friends.