Director/Principal Occupational Therapist

Fiona Canny

Participating in life is more important than participating in therapy.

10 Fun Facts About Fiona

What is your favourite movie? Hard one ….maybe Chocolat

 

What is your favourite food? Chocolate (there’s a theme happening here!) 

 

Where were you born?  Melbourne

 

What did you love to do as a kid?  Climb trees 

 

What did you think you were going to be growing up?  A vet/ophthalmologist/a truck driver/washer woman 

 

What is your favourite Disney Character? Moana

 

Do you have any pets?   A crazy kelpie called Cobber

 

Tell us an interesting fact about you? I love to travel and lived in the UK for 10 years 

 

How long have you been an OT? 24 years 

 

What is your favourite band?  Hilltop Hoods 

 

Fiona is a highly respected Occupational Therapist with a wealth of experience, including over 20 years specialising in paediatrics.

Fiona has specialist knowledge, skills and a passion for working with children with cerebral palsy and their families.  Fiona was recognised as a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist and was employed in this role at Bobath Scotland for 6 years, delivering specialist clinical neurodevelopmental services for children and young adults with cerebral palsy.  While at Bobath Scotland she also assisted in the education of therapists both internally and throughout Scotland.

Since returning to Australia, Fiona was employed as a Senior Occupational Therapist for the Cerebral Palsy Health Service at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane.  In 2010 Fiona decided to establish her own paediatric occupational therapy clinic and has continued to provide a high level of service to children and their families.

Fiona has extensive experience in an educational role presenting lectures and in-services to therapists and other medical staff, University students, education staff and parents.  She is able to provide in-services and training to schools regarding a child’s difficulties and challenges and can advise the school staff how they can assist a child to progress their skills and reach their potential.

Fiona believes that providing education to parents and children within therapy sessions is a vital component of the therapy process to further strengthen a child’s abilities and self esteem and to develop areas of difficulty.

Fiona is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia and is an Advanced Accredited Bobath Therapist.