Tasmania – North West

November 25, 2021
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About Us

Early Start Australia | Tas | North West (formerly MouthWorks Therapy Centre) has been a satellite location providing therapy services for Tasmanians across the North West and regional areas since 2020.

We provide services for all ages for Speech Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy which can be arranged at home or school, or at our satellite locations in Burnie and Devonport.

We can also provide any of our services statewide via telehealth.

Beginning 2021, we can provide all of our services except for Music Therapy for Tasmanians living on King Island.

Our satellite clinics and locally based Allied Health Assistant team help our rural clients to connect with our entire team of health professionals through assisted therapy.

Services we deliver

Our team works together with you, our local therapists and Allied Health Assistants to support you to access all of our services – no matter where they are based across the state.  At this centre, the following services are based at this clinic:

We can also provide any of our services statewide via telehealth.

Programs we deliver

For children:


For adults:

  • Nutrition advice and support
  • Practical cooking and nutrition skills groups
  • Literacy programs
  • Oncology (cancer) support
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Aged Care assessments
  • Chronic Diseases therapy
  • Palliative Care services
  • Mealtime Management services (swallowing assessment, treatment, and management)
  • Seating Clinic
  • Music and movement programs
  • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) for voice difficulties with Parkinsons Disease
  • Voice therapy
  • Alternative Augmentative Communication
  • Assistive Technology Equipment Prescription
  • Powered mobility assessment
  • Music Therapy for anxiety reduction, self-expression, pain management and mental health

Meet Our Principal

Brad Ellem
Practice Principal

Brad Ellem is a Physiotherapist who has worked across early intervention, school, hospital and community settings with both children and adults for the past 13 years. Brad joined MouthWorks Therapy Centre in 2019 and grew the Launceston practice with a large multi-disciplinary team to cover all North and North-West Tasmania - both in metropolitan and rural areas including King Island.

Brad has a passion for rural and remote health having worked in these types of settings for a number of years. With an emphasis on strength in diversity and holistic care, Brad enjoys working with a network of supportive health professionals around each client.

As such, MouthWorks was well regarded for innovative multi-disciplinary care and incorporates Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Psychology, Counselling and Early Childhood Teaching professionals, supported by a large network of Allied Health Assistants and support staff. MouthWorks joined the Early Start Australia network in 2021 and continues to provide multi-disciplinary rural, regional and metro services for all Tasmanians, from infants and early childhood care through to caring for older persons and for adults living with disability in our community.

Meet Our Team

Please call us on 1300 326 172 if you would like further information.

Tasmania – North West

Burnie Community House,
24 Wiseman Street,
Shorewell Park Burnie Tas 7320

Paranaple Arts Centre,
145 Rooke Street,
Devonport Tas 7310

23 George Street,
Currie King Island Tas 7256