In late 2018, we opened our first community therapy clinic at Springfield Lakes. The clinic aims to make life a little bit easier for families in the Brisbane West and Ipswich areas who require occupational therapy, physiotherapy or speech pathology for their child.
Xavier CEO Richard Littler says: “The opening of our first community therapy clinic is a real milestone for Xavier and a precursor for the direction that the organisation is heading. We want to enable families to live the best lives that they can and flexibility is a huge part of this. The opening of community clinics means that our children and their families can get the support they need locally. It’s a big step in the right direction for Xavier.”
The Springfield Lakes clinic operates out of the Good Shepherd Child Care Services and Kindergarten at 58 Opperman Drive every Monday. The clinic team is made up of experienced occupational therapists, speech pathologists and physiotherapists. They’re a passionate bunch who love being right in the heart of the Springfield Lakes community.
Physiotherapist Fiona joined the team in November last year and it felt like a really good fit for her. “From the very start of my career I have been based in the community, working in multidisciplinary teams within a family-centred model” says Fiona. Fiona is certified in Neuro Developmental Therapy, Baby Treatment and more recently in Postural Care. Her skills and experience are a great addition to the clinic team of occupational therapists and speech pathologists.
The team work with children to provide individualised care and support. They can help with:
- Assessment and advice on children’s development and milestones
- Developmental screening
- Speech sounds and communication
- Feeding and fussy eating
- Independence with daily tasks
- Playing with friends
- Social skills
- School readiness
- Coordination and/or balance
- Assistive technology
The roll-out of further community clinics will continue into 2019, with locations across Brisbane to be announced.
If you would like to enquire about therapy for your child at the our first community clinic at Springfield Lakes, please call 1800 928 437.