Elaine Kan

Elaine Kan
Position: Physiotherapist

I love my job because…

I love seeing my clients reach their goals. One of my favourite examples involved a two-year-old boy with a complex disability. I prescribed a walking frame and worked with him to improve his mobility skills. Soon he was using his walking frame to go to the local park and beach – an outing where his parents previously had to carry him. His parents were pleased he could make his own way but there was one downside – the walker allowed their son to become so independently mobile he was inclined to wander off, just as other toddlers do.

I can help you with…

Applying my skills in early identification and intervention as Senior Physiotherapist. In 2010, I studied Prechtl's Method of the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements. Then in 2016, I undertook advanced training that enables me to identify absent or abnormal general movements in young infants – these movements are highly predictive of cerebral palsy by about three months of age.