Michelle Elmitt provides quality evidence-based physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, assessment and intervention for children and adults with disabilities in the Canberra region. She specialises in the facilitation of the neurological, musculoskeletal and sensory motor systems to support clients achieving diverse and meaningful goals. She is on the National Race Running Committee and has ongoing involvement in research concerning Cerebral Palsy and Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy.
The mission of Michelle's practice is to achieve the best possible physical and developmental outcomes for her clients whilst giving full expression to their rights as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and following the advice of the Department of Health and the Australian Physiotherapy Association to ensure the safety of our clients and the community at large.
Please inform us if:
You or someone that you have been in contact with has recently been diagnosed with COVID-19;
You have recently travelled overseas;
Have received medical advice that you should remain in quarantine.
Please do not book in-person consultations if you are displaying cold or flu symptoms.
We have completed COVID-19 training and are taking the following steps to ensure we are looking after you and the wider community:
Implementing social distancing of at least 1.5 m where possible. This includes guiding parents/carers to work through passive assisted exercises with children;
Wearing masks on request;
Regularly sterilising surfaces to avoid transmission through 'fomites' (objects such as phones, taps, pens, door handles, keypads etc. that have been contaminated with the virus).
Practising advised hygiene and infection prevention measures, including regularly washing hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, regularly applying hand sanitiser, coughing and sneezing into tissues which are then disposed of (or into elbows, if tissues are not available), and closely monitoring the environment for symptoms of COVID-19 (if symptoms are present we will provide the person with a surgical mask and ask them to present to their GP or Emergency Department immediately, after phoning ahead to warn them that they are coming).
We are currently using PhysiTrack Telehealth software to provide video consultations, online exercise programs and live exercise demonstrations. Physitrack is encrypted software that is specifically designed for physiotherapy and is endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). It is both safe and stable.
As school returns, our Telehealth services will be continuing and we will be assessing, with clients, what is best on a case-by-case basis.
Our mission is to ensure that everyone's progress towards their physical and developmental goals can be maintained during this time.
Michelle is the principle physiotherapist at MEDP. She has been practicing paediatric physiotherapy since 1984 in both Australia and Canada. She has Post-Graduate qualifications in Mental Health Sciences (Parent-Infant Stream), Paediatric Physiotherapy (GCHE) and MA Communications (research). She has an ongoing involvement in research concerning Cerebral Palsy and Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy. She presented her research at the 4th Annual International Cerebral Palsy Conference in Pisa, 2012. She is also very capable of catering for athletes as she herself has completed 12 Ironmans.
MEDP is a family run business and Michelle's daughter, Magdalen, who recently completed her studies in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, is in charge of the administrative side of things. She is available by email if you have questions regarding bookings, billings, 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