I Paediatrics .
I have more than 25 yrs experience working with children and families.
I combine analysis of how the baby or young child uses both their structure and their thinking during the challnges presented within play .
I have additional Post grad training in Sensory Integration (1985) and exerience in Accupressure Point therapy (92-94) working collaboratively with Dr Meung De-Yu.Through his teaching I gained further skills in massage and recognition of organ health and nervous system in improving child's health.
For the past 12 yrs I have attended experiential workshops in Perth led by Alice Cummins ( a certified BMC practitioner) Using pradigms taught and developed by Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen OTR . Bonnie developed Body Mind Centering over more than 30 yrs of clinical observations in America and Europe
I am referred children with :
delayed milestones, colic,irritability,feeding issues,ear infections, poor sleeping patterns, large head size ,abnormal rolling or crawling actions, social skills issues in playgroups or in mat time at Gymbaroo etc
Early intervention reduces the likelihood of distressful trauma or even minor events becoming held in the child's sensory motor coordination patterns, and impeding on the development of their personality .
I have worked in remote areas in Australia and overseas. and have skills in training parents to do the play-based therapy sessions (using videos and individualised programmes).The family engages support through their local community.
2 Adult rehabilitation
I combine orthopaedic and neurological knowledge, and OT skills around work task analysis to give adults knowledge on how to adapt to pain, how to make new decisons in work, life choices etc.
I enable the client to have a deeper understanding of what their body needs for sustenance in adapting to chronic pain /or acute injury and a positive way forward
Many adults enjoy the medical explanation plus narrative or storytelling to enable them to design a programme of activities that ignites their desire for wellness, following loss or trauma .
My expertise in developmental patterns enable adults to revisit ways of moving (learnt in childhood) and create greater capacity for inner and outer transformation by using the whole brain and emotional intelligence.