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Our Team

Our Team

The physiotherapists at Kids Care Physiotherapy have extensive experience in treating paediatric clients of all ages with a large variety of conditions.

All our physiotherapists are university trained and registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia which requires them to work within statutory guidelines. They regularly attend professional development lectures and conferences to ensure they are familiar with the latest research and evidence-based approach.

Dr Elizabeth Hornsby, nee Vetter – Physiotherapist – BPhty PhD

Liz Hornsby is the founder and director of Kids Care Physiotherapy and has over 30 years of experience in paediatric physiotherapy. 

Liz has extensive experience in assessment and management of children of all ages and is passionate about working with children to enable them to reach their potential by delivering evidence-based therapy. She has a special interest in orthopaedic conditions such as structural clubfeet and lower limb alignment and postural issues, neurological and developmental issues including at risk babies or those who have had premature births and school aged children with pain associated with hypermobility.

She completed a Pilates Instructor Training Course in 2003 and has since used this technique with children and youth for training core stability and improved posture as part of individual treatment programs or in small classes.

From 2008 -2013 she was a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Queensland National Paediatric Group (NPG) Committee and was the Queensland Representative on the NPG from 2009 – 2013. She is currently on the Scientific Committee for the 2023 APA National Conference.

Liz completed her physiotherapy degree at The University of Queensland and returned in 2016 to commence research and completed her PhD in 2023 with her research topic being ‘Insights into the assessment and management of children with Generalised Joint Hypermobility and secondary musculoskeletal pain’. Liz has presented the results of her research and published at a national and international level and is passionate about researching clinically relevant topics that can be translated into clinical practice to improve the outcomes of physiotherapy practice for children. She is currently a member of the Children’s Motor Control Research Collaboration (CMCRC).

Liz has four children and loves swimming, gardening and travelling on holidays to the beach or new destinations either in Australia or overseas.

Julie Uhlmann – Physiotherapist – BPhty

Julie brings a wealth of knowledge to Kids Care Physiotherapy with over 25 years of clinical experience in paediatric physiotherapy, having worked in hospital, community and private practice settings.

Julie has considerable experience in the treatment of developmental delay, unusual or abnormal walking patterns (e.g. pigeon toeing or toe walking), balance or co-ordination difficulties, babies with torticollis or head shape issues, bowel and bladder problems, respiratory illnesses (e.g. bronchomalacia or bronchiectasis) and musculoskeletal or orthopaedic issues (e.g. injury, hypermobility or biomechanical issues). Julie has been involved with playing and coaching for a number of sports over the years, in particular netball, hockey and water polo. She believes that injury prevention, not just injury rehabilitation is very important.

As a physiotherapist Julie brings together a range of approaches and techniques gained from attending professional development seminars and courses, conducting literature reviews, peer mentoring and being involved in research projects. Julie was involved in a research study that used interferential machines to assist children diagnosed with slow transit constipation.

Over the years Julie has also provided clinical supervision to physiotherapy students and has been involved in the production of training packages for allied health professionals working in the areas of children’s continence, respiratory management and orthopaedic interventions.

Julie has two children and enjoys gardening, cooking, playing the piano and bushwalking.

Dr Marcella Danks – BPhty, PhD (Paediatric Physiotherapy)

Marcella has over 30 years experience helping infants and children open up movement opportunities to overcome challenges in their motor skill development.

Marcella loves working with children and families to make movement fun and has extensive experience working with high-risk infants such as those born very preterm or recovering from neonatal difficulties and is a strong advocate for early intervention. Her expertise in working with young children ranges from advice and support to families with infants who are reluctant to move, irritable with handling, delayed with their developmental milestones, have co-ordination issues or have growth concerns such as atypical lower limb alignment or head shape and neck issues. Her experience encompasses a broad range of hospital, community and private practice settings.

Marcella has made a significant contribution to research and development of motor assessments for infants and children. She has lectured in movement development and paediatric physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University and has extensive experience with national and international post-graduate education of paediatric physiotherapists. She has a longstanding association with ‘The Growth and Development Clinic’ at Mater Health Services, Queensland and has been the recipient of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Yvonne Burns Prize in Paediatric Physiotherapy.

Marcella has a grown family now and can enjoy herself swimming, gardening, bushwalking and beaching when not busy having fun helping kids move.