Tasmania – North

November 25, 2021
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About Us

Early Start Australia | Tas | North (formerly MouthWorks Therapy Centre) has been providing therapy services for Tasmanians across the greater Launceston region since 2018.

We provide in-clinic services for all ages for Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Early Intervention, Art Therapy, and Counselling at our main clinic in the city centre on Paterson St. We also provide offsite appointments for all of our services which can be arranged at home or school, or at our satellite locations in Ravenswood and Georgetown.

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

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:

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

1A/75 Paterson Street,
Launceston Tas 7250

George Town Child & Family Centre,
12 Elizabeth Street,
Georgetown Tas 7253

Ravenswood Child & Family Centre,
8 Prossers Forest Road,
Ravenswood Tas 7250