Kids Physiotherapy and Podiatry is a Mobile Allied Health Service in Adelaide offering Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy and Podiatry to babies, children and teenagers. We are your integrated health care team, combining our expertise to provide the best possible outcome for your child.
We provide a multi-disciplinary, family-centred approach to children with physical impairments where therapy is something to be enjoyed rather than resented. Our mission is to provide high quality, evidence-based treatment founded on a thorough assessment to enable your child to reach their full potential and minimize the impact of delayed development or disability.
See us individually or see us together, we come to you!
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We go above and beyond for our families, making sure they receive the best possible outcome. Each child we see is treated as one of our own, where we truly know them individually and what works for them. We take the time to build a relationship and design exciting treatment plans that will make therapy and physical activity fun.
In our nurturing environment, parents are the centre of our family-centred approach and goal-based therapy. We offer flexible therapy sessions where siblings can be included and your individual concerns addressed. For example, meeting at local playgrounds where there is a concern, supporting your child in group settings, water familiarization, assistance with kindy or school transitions, advice with purchasing therapy equipment and toys.
To provide a holistic approach, we ensure all disciplines required are involved and working together. We advocate for your child and with your permission, liaise with other therapists, caregivers and teachers to ensure your child’s needs are supported in all the environments they enjoy.
We are dedicated to ongoing professional development, keeping up to date with the latest evidence and learning opportunities.
MEET THE TEAM
Jasmine Newcombe: Director and Senior Physiotherapist
Jasmine brings 12 years of experience with Post Graduate qualifications in Paediatric Physiotherapy. She has worked as a physiotherapist with children across all setting including in the community, rural settings and large tertiary hospitals, including the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She also teaches the physiotherapy program at the University of South Australia. Jasmine previously worked as a Senior Physiotherapist at MOVEability providing services to children and their families privately in the community.
Jasmine loves working with young children and providing early intervention, addressing any barriers and working closely with families to reach their goals. She is dedicated to providing holistic treatment in a familiar environment and goes above and beyond to achieve excellent outcomes.
She has seen time and time again where her clients could benefit from the input of a podiatrist and sought advice from Lachie about the best way forward. Hence the idea of Physi&Pod! This is a joint assessment where we work together, problem solving and clinically reasoning through any underlying issues and addressing them using our combined knowledge and experience.
MEET THE TEAM
Lachie is a qualified Podiatrist having graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry). His research has been published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research.
Since graduating, Lachie has worked in a number of diverse roles, from running the podiatry department in a small rural hospital to a busy clinic in the CBD.
Lachie's interest in podiatry stems from his personal experience with a number of lower limb issues which prevented him from participating in sport, and as such he understands firsthand what it is like to deal with pain resulting from foot and ankle injuries.
Adopting a highly personalised approach to the needs of each of his families, Lachie utilises a number of treatment modalities including taping, exercises, orthotic inserts, AFO prescription and footwear advice and modification.
Lachie has seen first hand how well physiotherapy and podiatry can work together. He developed Physi&Pod with Jasmine as a multidisciplinary approach is the best approach to treatment and management. We are proud to be leaders in this new emerging approach.
MEET THE TEAM
Emily: Senior Physiotherapist
Emily graduated from a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2011 at the University of South Australia. She is an enthusiastic Paediatric Physiotherapist with extensive experience working with children in healthcare settings including children's hospitals in Melbourne, Queensland and Adelaide and also in the community setting.
She has volunteered overseas with a team completing Paediatric Cardiac Surgery which motivated her to study her Masters in Public Health which she finished in 2021.
Most recently, Emily has worked in the Neonatal Unit with premaure infants and was the Co-Ordinator for the Aquatic Physiotherapy Service and Plagiocephaly (flat head) Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital.
Emily is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children and has particular interests in developmental conditions in young children and infants, complex medical conditions and chronic cardiorespiratory conditions. She also has experience in equipment prescription.
o Gross motor and developmental assessments
o Early intervention to achieve gross motor milestones, address movement disorders and support children with disability. This can also be offered in the pool (scroll on for info).
o Musculoskeletal assessments post injury or to determine the source of pain
o Assessments to develop home exercise programs
o Standardised assessment tools to highlight difficulties and track progress
o Rehabilitation following injury or surgery
o Collaborative goal setting
o Creative, play-based therapy sessions at home, childcare, school or clinic setting as needed
o Advice and support for equipment prescription
FEES AND FUNDING
No referral is required to see us, however we welcome any information from your health care team.
Please ring or email us, as we offer a complementary phone consultation to work out the best plan for your child. Following this, we will book an assessment where we can discuss goals and develop an individualised treatment plan.
NDIS: We welcome plan-managed and self-managed NDIS participants
Private Health Insurance: Check your cover to see if you are eligible for rebates
Medicare: Chat to your GP about eligibility for an Enhanced Primary Care Plan
Don’t have funding? Please chat to us to discuss
Physiotherapy consultation: $224.62 per hour
Podiatry consultation: $190 per hour
Travel Fee: Charged at hourly rate based on location in line with the NDIA travel policy
Documentation including reports, therapy programs, equipment prescription: time charged as required of above hourly rate
48 hours notice required for cancellation
Prices are subject to change in accordance with NDIS price guide
Home, childcare, school, community
Pool (Gilles Plains)
Clinic (Burnside, City)
Mondays and Tuesdays
8:00 am –4:00 pm