6112 2977 (Mt Hawthorn)
6156 2800 (Subiaco)

Our Team

Western Kids Health is a health community designed for babies, kids and teens. It is a dynamic, collaborative and custom environment specifically for children and their families.
Western Kids Health Nicole Pates
Nicole Pates
Director, Lead Physiotherapist
Dr Vance Locke
Dr Vance Locke
Director, Clinical Psychologist

A Better Way

As a paediatric physiotherapist and mother, Western Kids Health founder Nicole Pates, knew there was a better way to deliver private health care to the children of Western Australia.
Parents commented time and time again how frustrating it was to drive all over Perth to see a multitude of health professionals. How confusing it was to receive conflicting messages. How at 5 years old their child may have difficulty learning handwriting, at 9 years suffer an injury and ongoing pain and at 15 years need assistance with mental wellbeing. But for each need, a new place, a new face. Nicole envisioned a community where health professionals worked together, for children to develop a connection with, that grew with their needs.

 

Western Kids Health is a health community designed specifically for babies, kids and teens. It is a dynamic, collaborative and custom environment designed specifically for children and families.

 

All of our staff work together and have significant experience and knowledge in childhood physical, emotional and cognitive development. Our mission is to empower families through health education. Through an evidence-based, fun, individualised approach we help your child reach their potential.

Physiotherapy

Western Kids Health Nicole Pates
Nicole Pates
Director, Lead Physiotherapist
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Annie Chappell
Senior Physiotherapist
Western Kids Health Erin Butler
Erin Butler
Senior Physiotherapist
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Beverly Jepson
Senior Physiotherapist
Western Kids Health Rowan Pearce
Rowan Pearce
Senior Physiotherapist
Western Kids Health Alyse Kendall
Alyse Kendall
Senior Physiotherapist
Western Kids Health Michelle Quinn
Michelle Quinn
Senior Physiotherapist
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Georgia Storey
Physiotherapist
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Victoria Parker
Physiotherapist

Occupational Therapy

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Lauren Pike
Feeding Service Lead
Western Kids Health Tiffany Edwards
Tiffany Edwards
OT Lead & Senior Occupational Therapist
Western Kids Health Emily Bruining
Emily Bruining
Senior Occupational Therapist
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Hannah Fairburn
Occupational Therapist
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Rosannagh Carslew
Senior Occupational Therapist
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Shannae Colan
Senior Occupational Therapist

Psychology

Dr Vance Locke
Dr Vance Locke
Director, Clinical Psychologist
Judith Wolters
Judith Wolters
Mental Health Lead, Clinical Psychologist
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Caitlin Noye
Provisional Psychologist

Speech Pathology

Elena Stoichev
Elena Stoichev
Senior Speech Pathologist
Lorelei Thomas
Loz Thomas
Speech Pathologist
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Bella Farone
Speech Pathologist

Dietetics

Western Kids Health Alison Climie-Holmes
Alison Climie-Holmes
Senior Accredited Practising Dietician
Western Kids Health Brooke Penny
Brooke Penny
Accredited Practising Dietician

Administration

Laura Cass
Laura Cass
Mt Hawthorn Practice Manager
Western Kids Health Chris Birch
Chris Birch
Senior Receptionist
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Kara Valentine
Senior Receptionist
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Elizabeth Bell
Senior Receptionist
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Stella Urquhart
Receptionist
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Frances Venecourt
Receptionist

Our Vision

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We strive to empower patients and their families on their wellbeing journey

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We are determined to be recognised leaders in high quality, collaborative and innovative paediatric allied health care in Australia

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We strive to create an environment where therapy is fun, engaging, creative and meaningful to support goal achievement

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To continue to support and drive our team to be leaders in their field

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To enrich the lives of children and their families by advocating in the wider community

Our Mission

Western Kids Health aims to provide accessible and comprehensive care in a friendly, dynamic and professional multi-disciplinary setting. We aim to promote self-efficacy and well-being through health education and management in partnership with families.