Our Team

We believe in every child's potential
We have the vision to see it, and expertise to unlock it

Therapies for Kids has been operating in Sydney since 2003. It provides Sydney’s most sought-after children’s therapist services. It is child-centred, specialising in treating ALL children (typical and disabled). Therapies for Kids is a trans-disciplinary practice offering paediatric services for physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology.

Working as a team, Therapies for Kids registered and experienced children’s therapists deliver support and services with compassion and care, using the best facilities and equipment specifically catering to the different needs of children.

The practice is spearheaded by Debra Evans who has been practicing in Paediatric Physiotherapy. Deb’s unparalleled experience in paediatric physiotherapy is unsurpassed in the industry and she passes this extensive knowledge onto her dedicated team.

Therapies for Kids was born out of Deb’s passion to provide premises that are unique and family friendly in an environment where information can be shared. This has proven to be a success with decades long results and an international reputation.


Debbie Evans – Executive Director

The knowledge and experience we gain grows exponentially when we pass it along to the next generation of clinicians and researchers Deb has been practicing in…

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Kevin Rangi – Business Manager / Director

Kevin’s varied career began in the military as a pilot in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. At the conclusion of his military service, Kevin worked…

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Kiri Collins – Clinical Practice Manager

From studying psychology to working in Finance as a Project Manager, Kiri was after a change when she returned to the workforce after her youngest child…

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Marisa Bermingham – Practice Manager

An extensive career in television media resulted in Marisa working and residing in a number of varied and diverse regional and metro areas of Australia, before…

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Occupational Therapists

Jane Lee – Senior Occupational Therapist

After graduating from the University of Sydney, Jane worked as an ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) Therapist with experience working with children with Developmental Delay and Autism…

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Pauline Li – Occupational Therapist

After graduating from the University of Sydney, Pauline became a Paediatric Occupational Therapist. Her enthusiasm in working with children came from the experience of her fourth-year…

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Annabelle Parsons – Occupational Therapist

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Emma Warby – Senior Physiotherapist

Emma graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including major hospitals in Sydney,…

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Cara van Wyk – Physiotherapist – Team Leader

Cara is an energetic and excitable physiotherapist who loves working with children to give them the skills and opportunities to be their very best. Her passion…

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Natasha Furmie – Physiotherapist – Team Leader

Natasha has completed a Bachelor of Health Science and Master’s of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney, furthering her pursuit of excellence in paediatrics with a…

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James Bassil – Physiotherapist

James’ enthusiasm emanates from his belief that all children deserve equal opportunities to reach their highest potential.  Since graduating from the Australian Catholic University, James has…

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Christina Bomba – Physiotherapist

Since graduating from the University of Sydney with a Master of Physiotherapy, Chrissi has worked in a number of clinical settings, including major hospitals and clinics…

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Stephanie Valia – Physiotherapist

Bringing a vibrant presence to the gym, Stephanie is a fun and dynamic member of the TFK team. Steph showcases her creativity and innovation in developing…

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Clare Hoogers – Physiotherapist

Clare is our enthusiastic country physiotherapist originating from Narrandera, NSW (near Wagga Wagga). She completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University in Orange and…

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Mi Dinh – Physiotherapist

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Hussain Abou Hashem – Physiotherapist

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Melanie Mintz – Physiotherapist

Melanie joined Therapies for Kids with over 10 years of paediatric experience and a passion for working with kids and their families.  Her philosophy for physiotherapy…

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Speech Pathologists

Constantina Markoulli – Speech Pathologist

Tina is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist registered as a member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA). She studied a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Hearing and Speech…

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Danni Xu – Speech Pathologist

Danni graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) and is a certified practising speech pathologist as a registered member…

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Kathleen Jackson – Speech Pathologist

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The Physiotherapists  at Therapies for Kids have over 85 years combined experience exclusively in the assessment and treatment of childhood conditions. Paediatric Physiotherapists assist children to  develop gross-motor skills, monitor musculoskeletal development, manage pain and sport injuries. For more information about our services Click Here

Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapists at Therapies for Kids have the skills to provide the best assessment and therapy for babies through to adolescents. They will ensure that  your child gains the necessary skills for participation and independence in the activities of their daily lives such as playing, learning and self-care. For more information about our services Click Here

Speech Therapy

In paediatrics, a Speech Therapist works to develop and maximise your child’s speech, language, and feeding skills. This is all provided in a motivating play setting with the goal of increasing your child's independence and ability to communicate. For more information about our services Click Here


At Therapies for Kids  we are aware of the developmental milestones and patterns of growth of children's feet and feel we need to provide a collaborative and innovative approach to the management of lower limb problems for children and adolescents. To provide this we have a fortnightly clinic with both podiatry and physiotherapy input. For more information about our services Click Here


Our office is staffed by a dedicated group who ensure that all therapists and families work in a stress free and organised environment. Administration staff are responsible for booking your initial visit, welcoming you and helping you with all subsequent enquiries. They make all appointments and endeavour to provide the appropriate information on receipts for the various funding bodies including Medicare items, Better Start and Helping Children with Autism packages (HCA) and Private Health Funds. For more information about our services Click Here


Call us today on (02) 9519 0966