Move Kids Physio is an independent physiotherapy service providing specialist physiotherapy for children aged 0-19 years in Northern Ireland and the Ulster area of ROI. This service is designed to offer stand-alone physiotherapy and/or physiotherapy to enhance your child’s current health services provision. Assessment and therapy can take place at the clinic base in Cookstown Co. Tyrone, within your own home environment or by secure video consultation from the comfort and convenience of your own home. From my clinic base in Cookstown Co. Tyrone I can provide specialist paediatric physiotherapy via the Cross Border Healthcare Directive for children from the ROI. I also can provide written special educational, assessment of needs, and medicolegal reports following a thorough assessment on request.
I run six weekly baby movement and development programmes online designed to educate and support parents of new babies in their babies' sensory, movement and cognitive learning and development. To date, these programmes have been hugely successful with excellent parent feedback and most importantly improved motor outcomes for babies who have participated on assessment of babies' motor skills throughout the programme.
I completed an MSc in Physiotherapy in 2013 in the University of Limerick with first class honours. I have undertaken and published research in the area of childhood physical disability and physical activity. I have given lectures to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Trinity College Dublin, University of Limerick and Royal College of Surgeons Dublin, Ireland, in the area of childhood physical disability and physical activity. I have expert knowledge in the area of childhood development and children's disability. I keep up to date with current research in order to offer the latest evidence-based treatment approaches to suit each individual child.
I have four young children who have given me great practical education in child development and daily routines. I am no stranger to the daily demands of parenting so I offer a very empathetic, understanding and flexible approach to all parents/carers and children that I see. I have excellent interpersonal skills and an open and honest approach when communicating with parents and carers. Each physiotherapy session is tailored to the individual child ensuring it is focused, fun, child-friendly and able to be carried out by the parents/carers as appropriate and that fits in with daily routines.