Michelle Elmitt offers evidence-based physiotherapy, assessment and intervention for children and adults with disabilities. She specialises in facilitating the neurological, musculoskeletal and sensorimotor systems to optimise overall function. Her approach is the culmination of more than 30 years of research and training in both Australia and Canada. It draws on Dynamic Systems Theory (DST) and is centred on finding what motivates each client and administering the specific assessments and treatments that suit their developmental progress, stage of life and their goals and interests.
MEDP's mission is to achieve the best possible physical and developmental outcomes for clients so that they are supported in achieving their individual goals, whether they relate to physical milestones, participation in the community, increased independence, improved confidence, or any other aspect of their lives.
Michelle is the principle physiotherapist at MEDP. She has been practicing physiotherapy since 1984 in both Australia and Canada.
Michelle has post-graduate qualifications in Mental Health Sciences (Parent-Infant Stream) and Paediatric Physiotherapy (GCHE), and has completed a Masters in Communications (Research) and a PhD.
Michelle's research on cerebral palsy and myofascial trigger point therapy was presented at the 4th Annual International Cerebral Palsy Conference in Pisa, and Michelle is currently working on the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM) COVID-19 task force.
Michelle really enjoys working with school-aged and adolescent individuals with ASD, DCD and those
developing exercise regimes to help manage pain and/ or low self-esteem or depression. She
acknowledges the ways that environmental factors and socioemotional blocks impact the body.
Michelle also enjoys working with athletes as she herself has completed 12 Ironmans.
Emi is the office manager at MEDP. She ensures that everything runs as smoothly as possible and that clients have access to the equipment and resources they need to make progress towards their goals.
Emi is also a model and an actor. She communicates using Auslan (Australian Sign Language) and is passionate about increasing the visibility of Auslan in TV and film.
Magdalen looks after the administrative side of MEDP. She has been working in administrative services for over 7 years, during which time she has attained graduate qualifications in politics, philosophy and economics (HPPE).
Magdalen enjoys working with adults and children alike to improve the accessibility of social and community events and build strong relationships.
She is available by email if you have questions regarding access, bookings, accounts, the NDIS, or the operation of the business.
Michelle Elmitt Developmental Physiotherapy
103/4 Masson Street, Turner ACT 2612
Mob: (Michelle) 0408 554 842 & (Magdalen) 0450 084 411