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July 1, 2020

  • Our New Normal

    With the easing of restrictions as a result of COVID-19 we are currently transitioning back to face-to-face appointments within the clinic. We have made every effort to ensure that this transition is as smooth and as safe as possible for all our clients and staff and have secured additional space within our Ormiston precinct to ensure we maintain the appropriate social distancing.

    Upon entrance to the practice, we will be taking temperatures, asking all to use hand sanitiser but most importantly, we ask that if you or your child are unwell, please call and rearrange your appointment to a time when you are feeling better.

    Tele health and home visits continue to be an important part of our business here at Optimum Movement and we will continue to offer these services throughout this period. If you wish to speak to someone about how Tele health may work for you or book an appointment please call us on 3821 3399. We understand that this has been a difficult time for everyone to navigate and really do appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we transition to “our new normal”.


    We are pleased to announce that Optimum Movement is now offering Occupational Therapy Services on the Gold Coast. Located at the Physio 4 Kids Clinic in Robina , our clinician is available weekly on a Tuesday between 9am – 5pm.  Specialising in OT services for kids, teens and young adults, we are also a Registered NDIS Provider.  For further information or to make an appointment, please call our clinic on 3821 3399 or email admin@optimummovement.comq


    We would like to welcome Debra Khan to our team here at Optimum Movement.  Deb brings 15 years of paediatric experience to the Ormiston Clinic as well as a philosophy of making her sessions fun and outcomes achieveable.  Specialising in rehabilitation therapy for children with cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions her aim is to help ensure therapy gains can be translated to optimal engagement and participation in everyday life.  For further information or to arrange an appointment, please call our call our clinic on 3821 3399 or admin@optimummovement.com


    With the new renovation and expansion of our Ormiston Clinic,  we have also expanded our services to include a Senior Paedeatric Physiotherapist. Marina Saunders joins our team and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in physical disabilities and helping those affected reach milestones they have not previously thought possible.  Marina is available in the clinic on Friday and Saturday’s and appointments or further information an be made by calling 3821 3399 or email admin@optimummovement.com


    Optimum Movement is now offering Occupational Therapy services for kids, teens & young adults on the Sunshine Coast.  We have teamed up with Sunshine Coast Developmental Physiotherapy and Complex Speech & Communication Solutions and are initially offering a fortnightly service from their clinic in Minyama.  If you wish to discuss how occupational therapy could be of benefit or would like to book an appointment please contact us on 3821 3399.


    “The NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life”

    As a Registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider, we are qualified to help you or your child. Further information regarding the scheme can be found below or by visiting: https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding

    Please call 3821 3399  or email admin@optimummovement.com to arrange an assessment.


    The start of a new year brings another new and enthusiastic therapist to Optimum Movement.  We are dedicated to providing the best therapists at Optimum Movement and Jamie has already proven to be popular with both the kids and parents.  Jamie joins us from Education Queensland and like all therapists at Optimum Movement she has a firm belief in the value of engaging parents in the therapy process.  Find out more on Jamie by clicking on her profile.  If you would like to make an appointment for your child with Jamie please contact Viki on 3821 3399.


    Does your child have difficulty with the social skills required for organised sport?  The Optimum Movement Sporty Kids Club might be just what they need.  The Sporty Kids Club is a social skills group therapy program aimed to equip your child with the social skills required for organised sport in a fun and supportive environment.  As well as assisting to develop your child’s gross motor skills, Sporty Kids Club will assist with skills such as:

    – Waiting and turn taking

    – Engaging in positive team talk

    – Perseverance when things don’t go their way

    – Managing frustration and anger on the field/court

    – Being a good sport

    – Good team work

    – Problem solving


    Sporty Kids Club is suitable for children aged between 4 to 6 and may be helpful for children:

    – Diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder

    – With an intellectual impairment

    – Who have motor coordination difficulties

    – Who have difficulties with social skills that have been impacting their ability to successfully participate in organised sport


    Spaces for the Sporty Kids Club are limited so if you would like to enrol for the next Sporty Kids Club or gain further information please contact Optimum Movement on 3821 3399 or admin@optimummovement.com.