Emma has a Bachelor of Applied Science & Masters of Physiotherapy Practise from La Trobe University. She is very passionate about supporting infants and children in reaching their full potential. Emma has extensive experience working with infants and children with an array of conditions within the NDIS, Medicare system, with the Department of Education at schools, and the Department of Health.
Emma works with children with orthopedic conditions such as hip dysplasia, torticollis, plagiocephaly, scoliosis, pre and post surgery; neurological conditions including traumatic brain injuries, strokes, cerebral palsy, MS, muscular dystrophies; genetic conditions such as Down Syndrome, Turners Syndrome and other chromosomal difference; heart and lung conditions including cystic fibrosis or congenital heart defects; chronic pain, those with neurodiversities and premature bubs or those diagnosed with Global Developmental Delays.
Emma has in-depth knowledge of equipment prescription including walkers, standers, wheelchairs, activity seats, complex seating systems, 24 hour positioning, commodes, hoists and more.
Emma is trained in Dynamic Movement Intervention Therapy, Gait Retraining and Rehabilitation, complex equipment prescription and has a special interest in working with infants and toddlers. She is able to help provide guidance on pelvic floor control and coordination for children with continence concerns as well. She strongly believes in using evidence based, functional therapy to support development and is always attending courses and updating her knowledge.
For older children and teens, Emma works with them to develop meaningful goals to work towards building strength, coordination, posture and positioning, balance, mobility, muscle range and participation in sports or play with peers, to ensure they feel confident and capable within their bodies. Helping kids and teens to build their self-efficacy and confidence in their abilities will also help them in developing relationships, resilience, perseverance and a greater sense of self.
In her free time, Emma loves to go hiking, run, lift weights, paint and do embroidery!
Blossom Paediatric Physiotherapy is a small business dedicated to providing the most effective, relevant and family centred care possible. Taking a wholistic and evidence based approach, we help your child work towards reaching their full potential.
Blossom Paediatric Physiotherapy is a mobile and clinic based service providing play based therapy within a clinic, the home, community, school, child care and hydrotherapy pools. Fun, engaging and clinically relevant play interventions are used to support your child in building their strength, coordination, mobility and more.
Blossom Paediatric Physiotherapy works with children from 0 to 12 years old. Our therapist has a special interest in infants from 0-3 years old with developmental delays and neurological conditions. However she also has years of experience working with children with a range of diagnosis including genetic conditions, orthopaedic concerns, ASD and ADHD, Global Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Chronic Pain, and much more.
Blossom Paediatric Physiotherapy has a clinic within Croydon Medical Centre. We also provide mobile physiotherapy services within the City of Maroondah, Yarra Ranges Shire, City of Knox, City of Whitehorse and City of Monash.
This includes suburbs such as:
Our physiotherapist uses functional, play based therapy to support children in achieving their goals. Using thorough assessments we determine the most relevant and effective approach to take. Providing education and build the skills of the child's parents, guardians and care givers is essential in ensuring the child is receiving therapeutic interventions across their day for the best outcome.
Our physiotherapist has significant experience with equipment prescription and complex seating systems. She is able to support your child in trialling, applying for and using specialist equipment such as walkers, standers, seating systems, wheelchairs and 24 hour positioning systems. This is primarily completed with NDIS funding.
Blossom Physiotherapy strongly believes every child has the right to access the support and funding they need to reach their full potential. Our physiotherapist is able to complete assessments, reports and applications to the NDIS to assist your child in accessing the support they need to blossom.
We also support children using medicare, private health, or those privately funded.
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
To book directly with Croydon Medical Centre for clinic based sessions please call:
(03) 9723 4195
For all other inquiries:
Mobile: 0492 977 372
88/90 Main Street, Croydon Victoria 3136, Australia
Monday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Appointments may be in-clinic or mobile depending on availability and patient needs.