Helen Beaton is a developmental paediatric physiotherapist. She has an extensive clinical background with preterm, term infants, children, adolescents & adults. She has worked at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, State Child Development Centre and Disabilities Services.
Helen’s main clinical areas of expertise includes the assessment and provision of individualised early intervention services to preterm, term infants, toddlers, children and adolescents presenting with motor concerns.
Using handling and movement play, her clinical practice focuses on the establishment, maintenance, rehabilitation of the essential building blocks of movement.
Firstly, the core movement patterns, that underlie, posture, balance, mobility, reaching and exploration skills that enable the child to develop more complex motor coordination abilities. On these abilities, the fundamental movement skills that a child will use to explore, build social relationships, communicate, play, learn, and participate in the physical activities that are required for daily life skills at home, school, work and play are built.
Secondly, the development of the fundamental movement skills mentioned above;
a. Independence in sitting, creeping, crawling, standing, walking, running, jumping, hopping, skipping & climbing
b. Object play, reaching, touching, grasping, catching, throwing, striking, kicking & riding
c. The body awareness required to perform these skills
Helen is skilled and experienced in a variety of musculoskeletal, neurodevelopmental, motor coordination, body, mind centering and rehabilitation techniques.
B App Sci (Physiotherapy) Curtin WA
Grad Dip Physiotherapy (Developmental Paediatrics) Curtin WA
Certificate in Advanced Sports Rehabilitation Manual Concepts Curtin WA
Diploma Women’s Health Obstetrics & Gynaecology Curtin WA
Cuveas Medek Practitioner -Level1 (trained by Ester Fink)
Certified Infant Massage Instructor
PhD Physiotherapy Research Candidate -Motor Development, University Notre Dame -Australia
Member Australian Physiotherapy Association (since 1981)