Director & Senior Physiotherapist
Alice is a physiotherapist with over 15 years experience. Alice has worked with children of all ages with a wide range of conditions including genetic syndromes, neurological conditions, musculoskeletal conditions (e.g., plagiocephaly and torticollis), postural and gait concerns, and sporting injuries. She has a special interest in working with infants who have a developmental delay.
Alice is a Lecturer in the Physiotherapy Department at La Trobe University, teaching child development and paediatric physiotherapy subjects to the Masters of Physiotherapy students in addition to being a guest presenter to the Australian Physiotherapy Association Paediatric Group on the practical application of Family Centred Care. She was the Company Physiotherapist for a cast of 55 children on Billy Elliot The Musical, and completed the Physiotherapy screenings for Matilda The Musical.
Alice has completed a wide range of paediatric courses including Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) for paediatric gait and acquatic therapy, DIR Floortime play therapy, the Strengths-based Approach, the Circle of Security baby-caregiver attachment theory, the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination training, Melbourne University's TEDI Telehealth for Early Detection and Intervention for Infants with Developmental Disability and the University of Queensland's Cardiorespiratory Acute Paediatric Physiotherapy. She 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, Alice understands the challenges of fitting therapy into daily routines. 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! Alice also enjoys writing information for families based on the most recent research. Articles about a variety of child development topics can be found here.