Ash is a passionate and caring physiotherapist with 12 years of experience working with children and their families. Beginning her career at the Royal Children's Hospital, she has worked across a variety of settings, including community health, special education, private practice, NDIS and Early Childhood Early Intervention.
In 2013 Ash was awarded the Rural Allied Health Professional of the Year Award by RWAV for her work in developing a paediatric physiotherapy service for children in the Greater Bendigo region. Ash is a member of the Murray PHN Clinical Advisory Council and is passionate about improving access to services for children in the region.
Ash has additional training in Neuro Developmental Treatment Approach, infant neurological assessment and hydrotherapy. She has a special interest in working with infants, but is skilled in working with children of all ages.
Ash enjoys working with children and their families to achieve their goals using innovative and evidence based approaches. Ash has two young children and enjoys incorporating play and imagination into everyday life. She believes every child deserves the chance to participate and achieve their potential, and is passionate in her advocacy and support of children in the community setting.
Tom is a skilled and holistic podiatrist with extensive paediatric experience. Tom graduated from La Trobe University, Bendigo with a Masters in Podiatric Practice in 2013.
Starting his career in the Wimmera in a multidisciplinary team, Tom worked closely with children of all ages. Tom then took on a paediatric role when he returned to Bendigo in 2018, giving him exposure to a wide range of children's conditions and developing high level skills and knowledge in paediatric interventions.
With experience working in a variety of settings including public health, community settings, school based programs, NDIS and Early Childhood Early Intervention; Tom has a special interest in working with both children and adolescents.
Tom’s passion is in sports and physical activity, working to problem solve and come up with solutions on how these two things can be incorporated into strategies to improve foot function and lower limb strength to meet children's goals.
Kristan commenced her physiotherapy career in 2014 and has since worked in a variety of settings, including Early Childhood Early Intervention, disability and rehabilitation.
Kris loves working with kids to achieve their gross motor goals and has a lot of fun doing it, finding new and innovative ways to make physio sessions engaging and motivating.
Kris has completed additional training in teaching bike riding skills, gait biomechanics, children's pilates, joint hypermobility and working with children with Cerebral Palsy. Kris has gained significant experience in supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with their gross motor development, supporting participation in community sport, inclusion in PE and incorporating exercise into their lives.
Allied Health Assistant
Jacqui is a vital part of the Treehouse Paediatric team. As an Allied Health Assistant Jacqui works closely with our Allied Health staff to provide a holistic approach to therapy services.
Jacqui has many years of experience as an Early Childhood Intervention Service Key Worker and brings a wealth of knowledge to the AHA role. Jacqui enjoys working with kids in the pool, their homes and in our clinic in a fun and engaging way to help them achieve their goals. Jacqui supports our clinicians to develop resources, facilitate groups and has a key role in our equipment prescription processes.
Jacqui is passionate is working with children and their families, helping them to realise their full potential in life.
Kaela joins the Treehouse Paediatrics team with experience in a wide variety of children’s conditions and interventions.
Since graduating in 2014, Kaela has worked across various settings, including community health, private practice and NDIS. Kaela is currently completing a Master of Advanced Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice at Monash University.
Kaela strives to work closely with families, developing individualised and fun intervention plans, centred around a child’s goals. With three young children herself, Kaela believes in celebrating every child’s strengths and successes. Kaela’s compassionate nature helps parents feel at ease while navigating appointments and treatment plans.
Working with children is Kaela's passion, you'll experience that first-hand when you meet her!
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Allied Health Assistant
Josh is a caring and compassionate person who loves working with kids to help them achieve their functional, everyday goals.
Josh is almost finished a Bachelor of Exercise Science at La Trobe University, with plans to commence a Master of Occupational Therapy next year.
Through his current studies, Josh has gained extensive knowledge in the area of therapeutic exercise, including beneficial types of training for children of all ages and abilities.
Treehouse Paediatrics would not be functioning without this wonderful person!
Jacinta provides our administration support and keeps things ticking along with her incredible eye for detail. Jacinta is passionate about working with families to ensure that they get the best experience possible.
Jacinta has 2 young children and her eldest has additional needs- this helps Jacinta support our families with empathy and understanding.
Dale is a co-founder of Treehouse and supports our IT administration, strategy and systems. Dale has a wealth of knowledge in digital health and is passionate about technology and the role it can play in the future of healthcare.
Dale has two young children and is dedicated to our long term goal of improving access and quality of health care to children across Victoria.