The baby physio clinic is an independent community health service designed specifically for babies and young children. The clinic was opened in 2018 by Dr Suzanne Long, who, through her own experiences as a health professional and mother, envisaged a better way for new parents to access the support they need. Suzanne has created a quiet, nurturing space (somewhat hidden from the bustle of life!) where families can enjoy spending time together while making and working on their physiotherapy goals.
Suzanne takes pride in keeping long appointment times, allowing the time to listen and understand individual needs, as well as implement strategies that are realistic for each family. Suzanne empowers families with evidence-based information and skills that support and extend their child, so they can get the most out of life.
Suzanne obtained a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne (2002) and holds a PhD for her studies of infant motor development (2011). She has worked across clinical, academic and leadership roles with notable past employers including the Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne) and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Suzanne is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Moving is play. Play means the chance to look, smell, touch, feel and move.
Giving your baby the opportunity to move freely can support all aspects of their development. As they get stronger and more coordinated, they can play for longer. They can move toward objects they are interested in, giving them endless means for play and learning.
Movement skills are what your baby needs to be able to explore and enhance their learning.
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.
J.M. Barrie / 1911