Dayna has been a physiotherapist in the area of neurological rehabilitation since 2003. Her clinical and research interests are in the area of activity based rehabilitation, utilising functional electrical stimulation to improve function and participation in children with neurological conditions and injuries.
Between 2011 and 2017, Dayna was the Clinical Co-ordinator and Lead of the iRehab program (a sub-acute multidisciplinary rehabilitation program at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth Australia).
Dayna is committed to ongoing research embedded within clinical practice to ensure active knowledge translation in order to promptly improve treatment outcomes. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Curtin University, Perth Australia.
Marissa has been a physiotherapist since 2007 and has a wealth of experience in the area of acute and sub-acute neurological rehabilitation in both the adult and paediatric sector.
Marissa’s clinical interests are in the area of activity based rehabilitation (including locomotor training) and gait analysis.
She is dedicated to providing evidence based interventions for all of her clients. Marissa has extensive experience in providing locomotor training for children with cerebral palsy, having been involved as a Senior Physiotherapist in the iStride Locomotor Training Research Program at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and Curtin University, Perth Australia.
Loren graduated as an occupational therapist in 2016 and has since developed a passion for providing evidence based interventions for children with neurological conditions and injuries. Her clinical interests are in the utilisation of technology for upper limb functional training in order to improve quality of life and participation.
Loren has had extensive experience as an Allied Health Assistant within the iRehab program at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children where she gained invaluable experience in appreciating the need for integrated multidisciplinary interventions that is grounded by research and best clinical care.
Meagan is an experienced Allied Health Assistant having worked in both the aged care sector as well as in the provision of intensive therapy, locomotor training programs for children with cerebral palsy at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and Curtin University, Perth Australia.
Meagan understands the importance of targeted therapies to improve outcomes as well as the need to ensure that children and engaged and motivated during their therapy sessions. Meagan is passionate about research and is dedicated to ensuring that therapy is the right balance of focused work and fun.
Sophia has been practising as a physiotherapist since 2010, with over 5 years experience providing rehabilitation for children with neurological conditions. Sophia has worked at Princess Margaret Hospital (now Perth Children’s Hospital), community-based disability services and the WA Country Health Service.
She has a passion for evidence based practise with a strong interest in activity based rehabilitation, along with a belief that children should be involved with their goal setting and therapy provision whenever possible. She loves to build children’s capacities and confidence to set and achieve their own goals and therefore realise their own potential.
Corrin graduated as an occupational therapist in 2014 with first class honours. Corrin is passionate about evidence-based practice and soon after graduating embarked on her PhD studies at Curtin University. Her thesis investigated the use of wearable sensors to measure upper limb range of motion in young children with cerebral palsy. This research was completed in affiliation with Kids Rehab WA at Perth Children’s Hospital.
Corrin has worked in a research capacity on several national research trials run through Perth Children’s Hospital and has gained invaluable experience in the assessment of the upper limb for children with neurological disorders.
Georgia has been a Physiotherapist since 2012 and has dedicated her career to working in paediatrics and neurological rehabilitation since 2014.
She has extensive experience working with neurological caseloads in acute, sub acute and community sectors.
Georgia’s specific clinical interests are optimising outcomes for children with rare diseases and optimising outcomes for babies and children younger than 2 years.
She is passionate about creating genuine partnerships with families empowering babies and children to actively and confidently participate in their community.
Kelly has worked as a Speech Pathologist in the health and disability sector, developing specialist skills in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), assistive technology, aided language input, eye gaze, switch access, literacy development and social communication.
She enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary team to achieve holistic outcomes. Kelly is the founder and coordinator of the Variety Motor Mouth Camp, which runs annual intensive therapy camps for children who use speech generating devices and their families.
Kelly is also the local WA consultant for Liberator communication devices. She is an active member of AGOSCI, recently co-chairing the 2019 AGOSCI Conference, which showcased best practice from Australia’s AAC Community.
Lucy graduated as a Speech Pathologist in 2012 and has since gained experience working with children and their families in acute, private practice, disability and community services both in Perth and Melbourne. She gained experience providing intensive multidisciplinary rehabilitation during her time as a Senior Speech Pathologist in the iRehab program at Princess Margaret Hospital for children.
Lucy’s clinical interest are in multidisciplinary interventions, aided language stimulation and communication development. She is passionate about helping all children maximise their functional communication to actively participate in life. Lucy is very excited to be part of the Healthy Strides team to support the Kindy Moves program.
After being a volunteer and Therapy Assistant, Jordan has joined the Healthy Strides team as a qualified Physiotherapist.
Jordan is part of the Healthy Strides research and therapy team and has been a core contributor to the new Participate Program.
Jordan has interests in biomechanical analysis, locomotor training, and activity-based rehabilitation. Jordan is passionate about providing evidence-based interventions that guides children to achieve their own set goals.
Bridget joined the team in 2019 volunteering in our Telethon funded research project - KINDY MOVES. since completing her Allied Health Assistant qualification, Bridget has now come on staff as a full fledged Therapy Assistant and we're thrilled to have her on board
Keen to continue her professional development in the area of paediatrics, Bridget is assisting in our ACTIVATE and STRIDE intensive therapy programs as well as taking part in our on-going research projects.
Victoria joined the team in 2019 as a volunteer, 2021 as an Allied Health Assistant and in 2022 has joined us as a Physiotherapist - having recently graduated in 2021 from the School of Allied Health at Curtin University, Perth WA.
Not just an avid volleyball trainer, Victoria has also swum the Rottnest Island swim raising money for research on behalf of Healthy Strides, loves Christmas music/songs all year 'round - and in 2021 was on the Curtin University Vice Chancellors list!
Her results were in the top 1% of all students at Curtin University and we were proud to have Victoria join the Healthy Strides team as part of our new graduate program in 2022.
Alyson is a passionate and experienced not-for-profit veteran with over 15 years in executive administration and leadership roles within the sector.
Additionally, her professional endeavours include executive administration and curriculum roles in the private school sector.
Most recently, Alyson was employed at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
Alyson graduated from Curtin University many, many years ago with a double major in Journalism and Political Science and more recently completed a Graduate Diploma of Divinity.
She is a strong advocate of life-long learning and hopes to complete her Master's degree 'one day soon'.
Caitlyn joined the foundation in 2022 as a therapy assistant - whilst completing her Occupational Therapy studies.
Having volunteered with the team over the past several years, it was an easy transition for Caitlyn to join our team as a professional in 2023.
Completing her studies in late 2022, Caitlyn joins our team as part of the new graduate program and will be integrated into both our clinical and research teams in 2023.
Passionate about evidence-based practice and seeing children and young adults attain new skills, participate in activities and achieve their goals - we look forward to the continued progression of Caitlyn's career in paediatrics!
Zoe graduated as an Allied Health Assistant with a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance in 2022.
She has considerable experience working with children through daycare and out of school hours services. With a Certificate III and IV in Education Support as well, Zoe doesn't just have the necessary experience but she also has the knowledge to support children to learn through the establishment of safe and enriched environments.
Passionate about enabling children to reach their goals through evidence based therapy, she joins an illustrious team of Allied Health Assistants, many of whom have been recognised nationally for their excellence in paediatric practice and have even won national awards for their clinical and research work.
We have published the first of our KINDY MOVES papers in BMJ (British Medical Journal) Open. It's open access!
You can read the article at the link below!