31 episodes

Welcome to Therapy Team Talk, the podcast to get Australian paediatric therapists talking together to progress clinical excellence and best lives for children.

Our presenters are allied health industry specialists who have a wealth of clinical wisdom, curious minds and who love a chat. They will showcase wonderful guests and share their thoughts on many and varied paediatric therapy topics.

As with the entire Therapy Team Talk program, every episode has a specific clinical topic and are conveniently short and sweet for your listening pleasure. Please subscribe to ensure you don’t miss a single chatty and informative episode.

If it's focused paediatric clinical training and discussion you seek, consider joining our Therapy Team Talk program https://therapyteamtalk.com/  

Therapy Team Talk Cathy Love

    • Business

Welcome to Therapy Team Talk, the podcast to get Australian paediatric therapists talking together to progress clinical excellence and best lives for children.

Our presenters are allied health industry specialists who have a wealth of clinical wisdom, curious minds and who love a chat. They will showcase wonderful guests and share their thoughts on many and varied paediatric therapy topics.

As with the entire Therapy Team Talk program, every episode has a specific clinical topic and are conveniently short and sweet for your listening pleasure. Please subscribe to ensure you don’t miss a single chatty and informative episode.

If it's focused paediatric clinical training and discussion you seek, consider joining our Therapy Team Talk program https://therapyteamtalk.com/  

    Dr Penny Ireland

    Dr Penny Ireland

    Dr Ireland has a particular interest and passion for working with children with achondroplasia. This body of work focuses on development of children with achondroplasia and included a national review and follow up of children across 12 years. Penny coordinates the Achondroplasia Clinic at QPRS. Penny’s experience with achondroplasia has been well recognised internationally and she acts as a consultant for a number of achondroplasia based services across the world. 

    In this episode we chat about: 
    Why Dr Ireland chose physiotherapy as her career path 
    What Dr Ireland loves about physio 
    Dr Ireland's path to completing her PhD 
    How any clinician if they put their mind to it can do the research  
    What the definition of achondroplasia is 
    What the findings were of Dr Irelands’ research on achondroplasia 
    How Dr Ireland’s research has impacted on clinical practices 
    How Dr Ireland would like to develop an e-learning package that are available for families to understand more on achondroplasia 
    What strategies, tips and advice Dr Ireland would like to share with pediatric therapists around research and PhD’s 

    Links: 
    Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service 

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    • 36 min
    Erikka Hall

    Erikka Hall

    On the podcast we welcome the lovely Erikka Hall, an Occupational Therapist and Director of Milestones Therapy. Erikka spent 11 years gaining experience in a variety of fields including; Home modifications, outpatient rehab, Wheelchair and Seating Specialist, and more. She started Milestones Therapy in 2010, along with another OT who had a shared desire to find ways of providing carryover of therapy gains between therapy appointments.  

    Milestones Therapy now supply a large range of therapeutic products, specialising in wearable therapy products with a strong paediatric focus. The product range focuses on products which are wearable, encourage carryover, and allow the wearer to go about their day, whilst moving in great alignment, and "practising perfect". 

    In this episode we cover: 
    Erikka’s career history and what led her to start Milestones Therapy 
    What Milestones Therapy is all about 
    How through their products they managed to connect to therapists worldwide who could educate Australian therapists on how to use the products 
    Why “Theratogs” was the starting point for Erikka 
    How their products evolved over time 
    How it came about that Milestone Therapy's product are not used solely in the therapy session but used also for the clients to take home and use consistently after that  
    Milestone Therapy’s most popular products  
    How more educators are utlising online webinars now for education of products due to COVID 
    What Erikka envisages for the future of all things therapy 
    Erikka’s tips for therapists who are thinking about trying some of Milestone Therapy's products 

    Links: 
    Milestones Therapy Website  
    Milestones Therapy Facebook 
    Milestones Therapy Instagram 

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    • 34 min
    Tammie Cunningham

    Tammie Cunningham

    We welcome to the podcast Tammie Cunningham, Senior Speech Pathologist at Move and Play Paediatric Therapy, a multidisciplinary paediatric clinic in Mackay. Tammie has worked in a diverse range of speech pathology positions over the past 15 years, with experience across the lifespan with both inpatient and outpatients within hospital, community and disability settings, as well as fulfilling leadership and management duties. Tammie is in her first year of working in a private practice which has involved establishing a speech pathology service in an established practice. 

    In this episode we talk about: 
    Why Tammie chose Speech Pathology as her career 
    The differences Tammie has noticed working between different settings in public health systems versus private practice 
    The differences Tammie has noticed in paediatrics over the years in the government sector versus private practice  
    The scope across speech pathology that Tammie covers 
    The aspects of setting up a brand new service and making sure Tammie’s speech service integrated into the existing team 
    How Tammie sourced specific resources to speech pathology 
    How Tammie established new networks with other practices and clinicians for her mentorship and support as a sole clinician 
    Tammie’s advice and tips for clinicians establishing a new service 

    Links: 
    Move and Play Paediatric Therapy Website 
    Move and Play Paediatric Therapy Facebook 
    Move and Play Paediatric Therapy Instagram 

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    • 32 min
    Leishan Pace

    Leishan Pace

    We welcome the talented Leishan Pace on the podcast today. Leishan is a Paediatric Psychologist and Director of Pace Ahead Psychology in Mackay. Leishan established it initially as an after-hours practice in early 2019, then as she saw the need for more experienced paediatric psychologists in Mackay, so she decided to establish Pace Ahead as a company. Pace Ahead Psychology has an excellent community reputation for outstanding clinical outcomes, well-established skills and a fun, exciting team culture. 

    In this episode we get into: 
    Pace Ahead Pyschology being nominated as finalists in the Australian Allied Health awards in the category of pediatric team of the year 
    What drew Leishan into Psychology 
    How her team expanded rapidly 
    The kind of work that Leishan and her team do in Psychology 
    In setting up the practice, what Leishan wanted to do differently 
    What clinicians are supposed to do when they're starting out 
    What Leishan’s approach is to working with school aged children 
    What some of the barriers Leishan had to overcome to be able to get into the school system 
    What some of the benefits have been for the kids who have been supported through this ‘monthly school meeting’ approach 
    Why it is so important to set aside that time to meet with the schools and talk with the teachers and have that really holistic approach 

    Links: 
    Pace Ahead Psychology Website 
    Pace Ahead Psychology Facebook 
    Pace Ahead Psychology Instagram 

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    • 30 min
    Carlyn Cooper

    Carlyn Cooper

    We welcome the talented Carlyn Cooper on the podcast today. Carlyn is a registered Occupational Therapist and Director of In Sync Kids OT. Caryn has extensive experience working in the UK and Brisbane. She has consulted in a range of settings including state, private and special needs schools and has found that treatment in collaboration with teachers, parents and the learning support team, is more successful. Her experience has ranged from severe disabilities such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder to specific learning difficulties such as Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.  

    Additionally she is passionate about educating teachers, parents and educators and has completed many workshops in Europe, UK and Brisbane to provide a better understanding of the impact of Sensory Processing in the classroom and at home.  Carlyn also continues to advocate the need for providing services to children, in mainstream schools, with attention and mild learning difficulties and for the early intervention for children who were born prematurely.  

    Her specialism is treatment of Sensory Processing through Sensory Integration treatment and Neurodevelopmental Disorders which can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to successfully function at home and at school. 

    In this episode we chat about: 
    What made Carlyn decide to become an OT 
    What using a sensory integration approach looks like 
    The special assessment tools Carlyn uses at In Sync OT 
    What Carlyn’s approach to therapy look like when working with children and families whose children have issues with sensory integration 
    How Caryn works with parents implementing strategies at home 
    What a therapy session at In Sync OT looks like and what equipment they use in the clinic 
    Where in Australia you can get sensory integration equipment for your clinic 
    What In Sync OT’s intensive programs look like 
    Carlyn’s thoughts around why we are seeing an increase in more children with disabilities and sensory integration 
    What Carlyn thinks we should be doing about the addressing these increasing sensory processing in Australia 
    What Caryln would like to see across early childhood therapy programs in the future    

    Links:
    In Sync Kids OT Website 
    In Sync Kids OT Facebook 
    In Sync Kids OT Instagram 
    In Sync Kids LinkedIn 

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    • 37 min
    Joanne Bacon

    Joanne Bacon

    On the podcast we chat to the wonderful Joanne Bacon, Senior Key Worker, Education Specialist, Director and Founder of Advocate for Me. Joanne’s professional experience started as a dedicated classroom teacher, then more recently, in over 10 years working with children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families who are her sources of inspiration. Joanne advocates for the opportunity for all children to thrive; living their best life surrounded by family members who feel supported, empowered and fully included in the community. Joanne is also a mother of five children, including triplets and understands parenting can be challenging and overwhelming at different stages which drives her to support families to move positively towards their goals and find joy in their daily experiences. 

    In this episode we chat about: 
    The rundown on what the role of a key worker is 
    What a key worker does that the therapists don't 
    The type of hands on sort of role in working with the family 
    Tips on therapists who are time poor and strategies to pull together teams and families 
    The right time to exit helping a family 
    How families can find a Key Worker 
    Cutting ourselves slack as parents and just holding space for fun with our children 

    Links: 
    Advocate for Me Website 
    Advocate for Me Facebook 
    Advocate For Me Instagram 

     

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    • 34 min

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