Rachael McConochie – Physiotherapist
Hi! My name is Rachael and I joined the Move and Play Paediatric Therapy team in January 2018.
I graduated with a Bachelors of Physiotherapy (Honours) from James Cook University and found my love for working with children whilst on clinical placement at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. I love the idea that I can help children live their best life whilst also making therapy fun through play.
I am a certified therapist in the Therasuit and Universal Exercise Unit Methods for Intensive Therapy and also the Total Motion Release for Tots and Teens Method. In March 2020, I will be commencing my Masters of Advanced Paediatric Physiotherapy through Monash University to further enhance my knowledge and clinical skills.
I have a special interest in working with children with neurological and complex developmental delays, including cerebral palsy and other brain injuries; this is reflected by my extensive postgraduate training in this and other areas, including: ‘If You Can’t Breathe, You Can’t Function” by Mary Massery, Hydrotherapy for Paediatric and Neurological Clients, Introduction to Cortical Visual Impairment, Paediatric Vestibular Dysfunction, Typical Child Development and the Classification and Treatment of Cerebral Palsy.
I love sharing the joy and excitement with each of my families when their child has finally mastered the skill they have been working so hard to achieve – it really makes my work one of the best!
When I am not working, I love to read, travel with my family and friends, play with my dog and going to see theatre shows!