Caitlin Walker is our resident Physiotherapist, and brings with her a wealth of knowledge from working in the Paediatric Disability sector for many years!
Caitlin has worked in several non-Government Organisations; these including The Centre for Cerebral Palsy, Senses, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. She has also worked in the Regional Therapy team and Western Australian Community Health Service (WACHS), and running her own private practice. Caitlin has also worked as a Clinical Tutor and IPE Supervisor for Curtin University. Beyond the Paediatrics caseload, Caitlin has also provided Physiotherapy services in the aged care and rehabilitation settings.
With these wide-ranging experiences, Caitlin has a lot of knowledge to share with our Stepping Stones Therapy Services clients! Caitlin can provide therapy to treat a broad variety of musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurological and developmental conditions; hence servicing both the ‘neurotypical’ and disability caseload. She can provide family centred and play based therapy to optimise movement in children, as well as assist with prescribing equipment for specific client needs.
Caitlin has completed training in Family Centered Practice and Circle of security as well as Primary Therapist model of Care, which shape her ‘style’ of therapy and support. She has also received training in Complex Postural Care and Seating, Night time positioning, Orthotic and prosthetic management, Plagiocephaly and Torticollis management and Walking aid prescription in paediatrics. Caitlin has also attended courses on Serial Casting, Aquatic Physiotherapy, Theratogs, and Rocktape. Finally, Caitlin has received specific training in the following assessments: Test of Gross Motor Development, Neuro sensorimotor developmental assessment, Alberta Infant Motor Scale, Advanced Goniometry and Biomechanical Assessment in Paediatrics, Gait Assessment and Re-training including Treadmill training, Targeted Training, Sensory Processing, and the School Function Assessment.
Caitlin is currently working part time with the Stepping Stones team; please contact the office for further details of her availabilities.