Physio@1 Stop

Physiotherapists

Sue Charlton

The senior member of our Physiotherapy team, Sue is an Australian Physiotherapy Association titled paediatric member, working with children and families for over 50 years. She has extensive developmental, neurological and orthopaedic experience and holds adjunct lectureship status with Uni SA and Flinders Universities. She is currently studying hip problems in children, particularly how these problems are identified and managed in rural and regional areas. She has a consultative role within the practice and oversees the clinical training of physiotherapy students on placement in the practice. Sue has a strong commitment to helping families understand the individual needs of their children through the developing years and is passionate about equity of service for rural ad regional families.

Sarah Ransom

Since graduating from the University of South Australia in 2013, Sarah has worked in private practice with both children and adults but developed a particular interest in paediatrics and started working at 1 Stop over 5 years ago. Sarah has experience working with developmental, neurological and orthopaedic problems and is passionate about working together with the child’s family to assist in making play and development fun and engaging for the child, despite any difficulties they may be facing. In Sarah’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her son, sharing and watching his journey of learning and developing, as well as spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, going for walks and cooking.

Sarah has completed the Australian Physiotherapy Association Paediatric Physiotherapy Level 1.

Anna Telford

Anna graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2017 and has since returned home to Mount Gambier. Anna is born and bred from the region, having grown up on her family sheep and cattle farm, and thoroughly enjoys being a rural health professional. Anna works part time at 1 Stop and iCAN Physio, developing her physiotherapy skills in both paediatrics and adult musculoskeletal conditions. Anna has an interest in paediatrics and continues to develop her experience of working with children and families with developmental, neurological and orthopaedic conditions. Anna is also passionate about physical activity and sport for children and adolescents, including strength and conditioning, preparation and recovery.

Victoria Callaghan

Since graduating from the University of SA in 2006, Victoria has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, both locally and interstate. Victoria developed an interest in paediatrics and started at 1 Stop 8 years ago. She has further developed her knowledge and skills completing the Australian Physiotherapy Associations Course Level 1 Paediatrics. She is skilled with the Ponseti Technique which treats Congenital Talipes Equinovaus (clubfeet). Victoria has returned from maternity leave to work part time. Victoria is kept busy enjoying her 2 children.

Limestone Coast Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapist

Tania Thompson

Tania graduated from University of SA in 1994 and is a registered Occupational Therapist. She has 25 years’ experience in SA /Vic, with variety of rural hospitals, community health services, paediatric and aged care organisations. Tania has been in private, paediatric developmental practice for 14 years. She has a special interest and extensive training in child play, sensory processing, sensory integration, anxiety and autism. She is passionate about using play therapy, developmental learning and sensory environments to help children and families develop skills in all areas and environments in their life. Tania sees children with a range of difficulties including sensory, gross / fine motor, social skills, sensory behaviour management; daily living skills, processing skills, memory, organisational and planning skills. She is keen to support families and develop accessible, quality services within the SE region of SA.

Occupational Therapy for Children

Occupational Therapist

Jo Glover

Since graduating from Curtin University in 1995, Jo has worked extensively in the area of Developmental Paediatrics in Western Australia. For the past 19 years she has run her own busy private practice, working with students three to University age, shifting to Mt Gambier in 2018. Jo sees children with the following difficulties:

  • Handwriting quality, speed and endurance issues (Primary, High School and Tertiary)
  • Fine and gross motor issues
  • Pencil Grasp and Control
  • Drawing, Pre-writing and Writing
  • Visual processing
  • Literacy – Spelling and Reading issues
  • Hypermobility (Ehlers Danlos and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome) and muscle tone
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia and Dysgraphia)
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder/ Dyspraxia/ Motor Planning issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/ ADHD/Anxiety/ self-esteem
  • Sensory Processing issues
  • Use of Technology

Jo is passionate about working collaboratively with children, their families and schools to ensure that they meet their potential and maximise functional outcomes. She has developed an interest in handwriting (both early development and application for High school and University age students for Special Examination Arrangements), Hypermobility, Dyslexia and Dysgraphia and has attended extensive further training in these areas.

Jo presents regularly both at Conferences/Professional Development events (Dyslexia SPELD Foundation WA/ Schools) locally and interstate. She has also been contracted to many schools to complete annual screenings of their Pre-Primary students.

Jo grew up in Devonport Tasmania prior to moving to Perth to pursue her studies. She has two teenage sons, one of whom is studying at JMA. Her passion for working with children with Literacy issues, Dyslexia and Dysgraphia developed after her own son was diagnosed.

Side by Side Community and Therapeutic Services

Social Worker

Anita has a Bachelor of Social Sciences and a Master of Social Work and is an AASW accredited social worker. She worked for 15 years in Beijing, China,where she founded a small centre working with a multi-disciplinary team providing support for children with special needs, learning, social, emotional and behavioural challenges, their families and their support networks.

 

Anita has recently moved to Mount Gambier to have a better work-life balance and continue her practice. Anita is passionate about facilitatingopportunities for early intervention and healing for children experiencing emotional, psychosocial, behavioural and/or developmental difficulties using therapeutic play and creative arts. Her practice is child led, child and culturally sensitive and trauma informed. She works alongside children to explore ways to express themselves.

 

She specialises in working with children from three to 18, using play, daily activities, and creative arts therapeutically to

  • promotesocial skills
  • negotiate life transitions
  • find strategies tomanage anxiety-related behaviours
  • facilitaterelationship building skills
  • promote emotional regulation
  • work through challenging emotionsand fear of failure
  • strengthen independence and resilience
  • increase healthy self-esteem and self-awareness
  • build effective communication skills
  • develop life skills

 

Anita is also able to provide therapeutic support to parents and families adjusting to a disability diagnosis or feeling overwhelmed by their child’s struggles. She will be working at 1 Stop on Fridays, and is taking bookings now for sessions starting in January 2020.

Administrative Team

Michelle McKenny, Helen Watson, Lauren Booth, Fay Barrington

1 Stop has a dedicated administrative team who assist our clients with bookings; manage paperwork, NDIS programs, bookkeeping; whilst helping our therapists and maintaining the organisation of the centre.

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