September 11, 2020
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About Us

Please note we also have clinics at Kippax and Queanbeyan.

Early Start Australia | ACT | Deakin (formerly Therapy 4 Kids) has been providing Physiotherapy services since 2010. In 2015 and 2018, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Pathology services were added.  

We provide clinic-based, telehealth, mobile services in the home, school or child care, and remote visits, to children from birth to young adults, with developmental delays and physical disabilities within the Canberra region.

We focus on empowering the child and family to maximise the child’s potential through individualised activities that are incorporated into play as much as possible.

We listen to the child’s and family’s needs and work on functional goals that are meaningful. Assessment and intervention can be conducted in the child’s or young adult’s environment to reduce any stress and to make the intervention contextual to their world.

We recognise that the parents and caregivers are the experts regarding their child or young adult, and consider them to be a key member of the intervention team.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Cerebral palsy, spina bifida, stroke and traumatic brain injury.
  • Genetic conditions including Down Syndrome and Achondroplasia.
  • Low muscle tone.
  • Developmental delay.
  • Sensory Processing Disorder.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Feeding Difficulties and oral sensory aversion
  • Fine motor difficulties
  • Speech and Language development
  • Orthopedic conditions such as plagiocephaly (a flat area on the head of babies), torticollis (head turned or tilted to one side), lower limb alignment (feet turning inwards or toe-walking), patella-femoral mal-alignment, scoliosis or joint pain.

Please call us on 02 6282 8793 if you would like further information.

Deakin Clinic

Suite 1, 35 Geils Court, Deakin ACT 2600

Meet our Practice Principal

Lyndsay Currie
Practice Principal

Lyndsay is a Physiotherapist with over 30 years’ experience working in childhood physical disability. She has held clinical and organisational leadership roles in both government and non-government organisations in the UK and Australia.

Her extensive experience has provided her with specialist knowledge in all aspects of cerebral palsy and similar neurological conditions.

Lyndsay has worked throughout the transformation of disability services under NDIS and is committed to ensuring that all children and their families continue to receive the best quality of service which is founded in current best evidence-based practice.

Lyndsay joined Early Start Australia in November 2019.