Fiona Tickle

Physiotherapist

Fiona graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Health and Sports Science (Hons) from the University of New South Wales. She has held positions as a physiotherapist for children in a large public teaching hospital and community health in both Sydney and London.

Fiona has years of experience in baby movement and handling skills to promote development, and has special interest in working with ex premature babies and babies with complications at birth. Fiona is passionate about teaching parents ways to engage in play as a form of therapy, which has been proven to benefit children with developmental and neurological disorders.

Fiona has worked extensively with children with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Ranging from treating newborns with abnormal foot postures, head shape changes and torticollis; to children having difficulties keeping up with their peers in performing gross motor skills. She is trained in assessing paediatric gait, analysing such things as tiptoe walking or in toeing. Fiona has excellent casting and taping skills to address the above conditions.

With two children of her own Fiona is aware of the stressors and pressures that parents can experience when caring for a baby or young children. She is also knows that therapy programs need to be fun and realistically achievable for children and their family.

Fiona enjoys nothing more than a morning swim and walk on the beach with her family.

Qualifications

  • Masters in Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Health and Sports Science (Hons)

Areas of Specialism

  • Paediatric Physiotherapy
  • Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions
  • Newborns & ex premature babies
  • Babies born of complex births
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