Meet Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist and Director Desiree Frigenti

Desiree Frigenti

Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist

Desiree is an experienced Paediatric Physiotherapist who loves working with babies and young children. Desiree has extensive post graduate qualifications and training and is able to assess all aspects of your child’s health and how it may be influencing other aspects of their well-being. 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 considerable international experience working with a wide variety of paediatric conditions in public, community and private settings. 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 . During COVID Desiree developed the ‘Learn and Play’ Series – a successful digital learning platform for parents and their babies. 

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!


Why? I love the giraffe as it reminds me of Africa and because it is just so graceful, quiet, and seems to prefer a content life full of simple pleasures. Walking your talk matters to me, and you don’t use words without thoughtfulness behind them.

Our Ocean Kids Health team are here to help you and your child thrive!