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Knowledgeable tips, handy ideas, new inspiration! New tips on toys, reassurance, and creative ideas for play that suits both mum and bub. Brilliant advice from the experts, with tips that are easy to implement today! Course – How to play with your baby.
I work with many babies and I felt it was an area I was not over familiar with. There is so much misinformation out on the internet and the information the physios provided is relevant and reliable. Learning that many babies actually experience reflux, specific techniques to minimize the discomfort, and ways to comfort the baby. I also loved the hands on demonstration with other parents (massage). The layout, presentation and videos were perfect. Potentially targeting learning material for professionals as well as I think many would benefit from the learning. – Masterclass: Infant Reflux.
Meet Masterclass Creators
Desiree is an experienced Paediatric Physiotherapist who loves working with babies and young children. Desiree is one of 10 children and a mother to 3 incredible children which set the foundation for her interest in working with children. Her focus is centred on the overall well-being of both parent and baby, and she takes a holistic approach to ultimately offer the very best care and advice to both.
Desiree believes therapy should be fun, and play based, while meeting the needs and goals of the child, improving physical outcomes and quality of life. Desiree understands that every child develops at their own pace and in their own way, she enjoys working with families and their health care team to identify and help achieve goals.
Desiree has extensive international experience working with a wide variety of paediatric conditions in public, community and private settings. Due to Desiree’s extensive post graduate training, she is able to assess all aspects of your child’s health and how it may be influencing other aspects of their well-being. With a keen interest in early childhood development; Desiree has specialised in the premature infant, reflux, babies and children presenting with developmental delays and sensory processing issues, neurological concerns and rehabilitation.
Desiree is an internationally published author of 2 books, Play Sense and The Sensory Rollercoaster. Play Sense provides play and activity ideas to promote a baby’s and child’s sensory and motor skills up to the age of 5 years. The Sensory Rollercoaster will take you as a parent into the complexities of sensory processing difficulties and is filled with strategies and play ideas to support your child in how they deal with day-to-day sensory challenges.
Desiree enjoys being outdoors doing anything active, she loves to travel, cook and spend time with her beautiful family and friends!
Katie is an experienced APA Titled Paediatric Physiotherapist and Founder of Ocean Kids – A Private Allied Health service designed to support babies and children in Victoria. Over the past 12 years in both public and private sectors, Katie has gained a wealth of experience working with babies and children with a broad range of conditions affecting their movement, development and participation.
Katie loves supporting parents to help their children play and thrive! Over the past 5 years, Katie and Desiree have worked closely together at Ocean Kids to develop a unique service to support parents and their babies and children. Katie is very passionate and dedicated to improving the quality and standard of Physiotherapy care for children and their families. Katie has loved travelling the world to research and find the best modalities to support child development. Katie has completed extensive post graduate training in the following areas: Baby development, Early Intervention, Orthopaedic Management, Neurological Rehabilitation, Intensive Therapy, Cuevas Medek Exercise, Bobath, Clinical Pilates and Hypermobility Management. Katie is a current member of the Paediatric working group with The International Consortium on Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders.
When Katie is not having fun in our clinics treating our gorgeous babies and toddlers, you will find her at the beach, either surfing or with her 3 dogs or at her fave yoga studio! Katie loves quality time with her hubby, nephews, family and friends usually cooking up a storm!
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The masterclasses will take approx 60 minutes to watch. There are real life example videos which you will want to watch again, which might take a little more time. There is no rush! You can watch parts as you need them and as time allows. Download the key tips and information to use as you need.
The masterclasses will give you lots of amazing tips, information and advice, however we do recommend a face to face assessment with a Paediatric Physiotherapist, GP or Paediatrician for your baby should you have specific concerns or questions related to your baby’s development.
Des & Katie are both experienced Paediatric Physiotherapists and Directors of Ocean Kids Physiotherapy. Between them, they have over 50 years experience both in Australia and Internationally assessing and treating babies and children throughout public, community and private health settings.
Our Learn & Play program is based on the addressing the commonly asked questions and concerns parents present to us within our clinics.
We provide you with accurate, evidence based information and strategies to help you and your baby to thrive! We know that your baby is your world and means the world to you. We want to help you along this incredible journey with your baby. Rest assured, you’re in the right place!
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