Children’s Physio SA

Formerly Burgan and Duncan Physiotherapy for Children, Children’s Physio SA has been a quality provider of physiotherapy services for children in South Australia for over 30 years.  Our highly trained and experienced clinicians provide specialised physiotherapy management of young people, from babies to adults, with a wide range of issues.

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We understand this is a challenging time.  We have taken all recommended steps to ensure that the care we provide is as safe as possible. In line with the advice provided by the Department of Health and the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Children’s Physio SA remains open to care for existing and new patients. 

In addition to in-room consults, we are now able to offer Telehealth consults for our existing patients.
Call our team on 8267 4394 if you have any questions or wish to book a consult.

For the most recent information regarding Coronavirus and steps taken by Children’s Physio SA to be as safe as possible, please click here    




Our team

Our therapists have over 80 years of combined experience in paediatric physiotherapy between them. Our staff have been carefully selected based on their differing areas of clinical specialisation and skill sets, to ensure only the highest quality services are provided.

Meet the team

Specialised casting and splinting services

Our fully equipped plaster room allows the provision of specialised casting services for various conditions, including clubfeet. We also provide custom made splints, and work closely with an experienced orthotist for custom made orthoses as required.


Exercise in a heated pool environment is highly beneficial for many children, and is a fun and effective way to engage children in therapy. We provide multiple hydrotherapy sessions weekly, outside of school hours.

Gym based physiotherapy

Access to large spaces and specialised gym equipment is a key component of the physiotherapy care of many children. We provide access to gym based therapy, outside of school hours.

Phil Calvert

Director and Senior Physiotherapist

Phil has over 20 years experience working in senior roles in paediatric physiotherapy. He has worked up until recently as Regional Manager of Physiotherapy at the Women’s and Children’s Ho...

Karen Schubert

Director and Senior Physiotherapist

Karen has been with Children’s Physio SA for 5 years, and is a co-owner of the practice. Graduating in 2003, she has worked exclusively in paediatric Physiotherapy for over 14 years, across both...

Kathryn Heath

Senior Physiotherapist

Kathryn is an experienced paediatric physiotherapist having worked more than 25 years in senior roles at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She has also worked with children in private p...

Maggie Gill

Senior Physiotherapist

Since her graduation from the University of SA in 2007 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Maggie has worked exclusively in the paediatric setting. She has extensive experience across various sectors in...

Melissa Keough

Senior Physiotherapist

Melissa graduated from the University of South Australia in 1996. After initially working in adult rehabilitation, she moved to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in 1998 to pursue her pa...

Susie Pryce-Hewitt

Senior Physiotherapist

Susie has worked as a paediatric Physiotherapist for over 30 years in a variety of settings and countries. Susie believes that seeing young children in their own environment and working collaborativel...

Maris Olekalns

Physiotherapy Assistant

Maris is a fourth year Physiotherapy student who began working with Children’s Physio SA in 2018. As one of our Physiotherapy Assistants, you will find Maris working under the sup...

Jessica Gourlay

Physiotherapy Assistant

Jess joined the Children’s Physio SA team in early 2019 and is already proving herself to be a valued member of our team. Under the direction and supervision of our Physiotherapists, Jess primar...

Jess Lambert

Practice Manager and Physiotherapy Assistant

Jess has a long history of Administration experience throughout a variety of sectors, but health has always been an industry of great interest and is an area close to her heart. Having joined the Chil...

North Adelaide Rooms

Children’s Physio SA is centrally located in North Adelaide, a short walk from the Women’s and Children’s and Memorial Hospitals. Parking can be difficult please allow time for this when attending for your appointment.


Hydrotherapy and Gym Sessions



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