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.
Michelle has ongoing involvement in research concerning Cerebral Palsy and Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy and works on the Australian RaceRunning Committee. The RaceRunner is designed to support athletes with disabilities to move, run and compete in balanced and wide-ranging ways. More information on the RaceRunner can be found at the following link: https://www.sports.org.au/racerunning
Michelle is also part of the AusACPDM COVID-19 Task Force which is working with IAACD (International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability). The goal of the IAACD COVID-19 Task Force is to learn & understand the impact of COVID-19 on service provision, participation, & the overall wellbeing of children & young people with disabilities, & their families. The following link has more information: http://iaacd.net/iaacd-covid-19-task-force/
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.
MEDP is currently operating at full capacity. Please be advised that new clients will be added to the waiting list.
We continue to follow 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 do not book in-person consultations if you are displaying cold or flu symptom and 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.
Where it is best to do so, we are 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.
We are assessing, with clients and their families if Telehealth services are best on a case-by-case basis.
We have completed COVID-19 training and in delivery of in-person consultations consultations we 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 where appropriate;
Wearing masks on request;
Regularly sterilising surfaces to avoid transmission through 'fomites' (objects such as phones, taps, pens, door handles, keypads etc. that may have been contaminated);
Adhering to advised hygiene and infection prevention measures.
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 completed post-graduate qualifications in Mental Health Sciences (Parent-Infant Stream) and Paediatric Physiotherapy (GCHE), a Masters Degree in Communications (Research) and a PhD. 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 on the AusACPDM COVID-19 task force working with the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability to learn about and understand the impacts of COVID-19 on service provision, participation, and the overall wellbeing of children and young people with disabilities and their families worldwide.
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