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child climbing to work on gross motor skills and strength with paediatric exercise physiologist


Experts in Paediatric Exercise Physiology

FUNctional Paediatric Therapy is a specialised Paediatric Exercise Physiology service provider for children. Our therapist is dedicated to providing play-based therapy and Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) to help children achieve their maximum potential. We believe in a holistic approach to health and wellness, where each child is treated as an individual with unique needs. Our philosophy is to make therapy sessions fun, engaging, and effective.


Play-Based Therapy for Optimal Development

At FUNctional Paediatric Therapy, we understand the importance of movement and play in a child's development. We use evidence-based techniques and play-based therapy to help children improve their motor skills, coordination, balance, and strength. Our approach is tailored to each child's needs and abilities, and we work closely with parents and caregivers to ensure that the therapy is integrated into the child's daily life. Our goal is to help each child reach their full potential and achieve optimal development.


At FUNctional Paediatric Therapy, we have a qualified and experienced Paediatric Exercise Physiologist who specialises in helping children with their physical development. We are passionate about what we do and are committed to providing the best possible care for your child.

Derry O'Meara

Paediatric Exercise Physiologist

Hi, my name is Derry and I am a Paediatric Exercise Physiologist. I am passionate about working with children of all abilities, to help them and their families achieve their goals. This is done through play based therapy, to ensure little ones are having lots of fun along the way. I completed my Bachelor of Exercise, Sport and Rehabilitation at Curtin University (Perth, WA), followed by a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Victoria University (Melbourne, VIC). I have been a qualified Exercise Physiologist for 5 years now, specialising in Paediatrics for the past 3 years.

Paediatric Exercise Physiologist who works with children aged 12 months to 12 years in Baldivis Western Australia

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)?

“AEPs are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Pathology domains covered by the services of AEPs include cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory / pulmonary and mental health, and any other conditions for which there is evidence that exercise can improve the client’s clinical status” - Exercise & Sport Science Australia.


For additional information regarding and AEP’s qualifications and scope of practice, please click here.

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