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, Paediatric 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.
Western Kids Health Tiffany Edwards
Tiffany Edwards
Senior Occupational Therapist
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Annie Chappell
Senior Physiotherapist
Elena Stoichev
Elena Stoichev
Senior Speech Pathologist
Judith Wolters
Judith Wolters
Clinical Psychologist Registrar
Western Kids Health Emily Bruining
Emily Bruining
Senior Occupational Therapist
Western Kids Health Erin Butler
Erin Butler
Senior Physiotherapist
Pault Tucker
Paul Tucker
Senior Physiotherapist
Western Kids Health Rowan Pearce
Rowan Pearce
Western Kids Health Hannah Fairburn
Hannah Fairburn
Occupational Therapist
Western Kids Health Alyse Kendall
Alyse Kendall
Western Kids Health Michelle Quinn
Michelle Quinn
Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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Courtney Armstrong
Occupational Therapist
Shannae Colan
Occupational Therapist
Western Kids Health Alison Climie-Holmes
Alison Climie-Holmes
Senior Accredited Practising Dietician
Western Kids Health Brooke Penny
Brooke Penny
Accredited Practising Dietician
Lorelei Thomas
Loz Thomas
Speech Pathologist
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Georgia Storey
Laura Cass
Laura Cass
Mt Hawthorn Practice Manager
Amy Woods
Amy Woods
Hillarys Practice Manager

Our Vision


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


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


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


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


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.