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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With the opening of the SA borders, we are electing to put some additional safety measures in place to ensure the safety of our families and staff.
These are consistent with the recommendations from SA Health.
Please note:
All staff will be wearing surgical or N95 masks 
– We kindly request only one caregiver and no siblings attend appointments where possible
– Surgical masks (not cloth) continue to be required for caregivers and clients over 12 years of age
 – We will be continuing our diligent cleaning of equipment, toys and clinical spaces between clients
We are continuing to provide telehealth appointments, please feel free to contact our rooms to discuss this option in lieu of a face-to-face appointment.
We thank you for your support, and look forward to continuing to provide high level quality care to our families and clients.

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 is the immediate past National President of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the peak body representi...

Karen Schubert

Director and Senior Physiotherapist

Karen has been with Children’s Physio SA for 9 years, and is a co-owner of the practice. Graduating in 2003, she has worked exclusively in paediatric Physiotherapy for over 17 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...

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...

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...

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...

Jordan Lewis


ordan joined Children’s Physio SA in early 2021 working as an Allied Health Assistant in the hydrotherapy pool, before graduating from Flinders University with a Master of Physiotherapy in 2021....

Eliza Payze


Eliza was thrilled to have joined the Children’s Physio SA team in mid 2021 in the hydrotherapy pool, where she is able to combine two of her greatest passions – engaging with children and...

Harry Peacock


Harry joined Children’s Physio SA in 2021 as an Allied Health Assistant in our hydrotherapy program. He was first introduced to the practice during a university placement for his Masters of Phys...

Jess Lambert

Senior Administration & Allied Health Assistant

Jess has a long history of administrative experience throughout a variety of sectors, but health has always been an area of great interest and area close to her heart. Having started with the practice...

Kerrie McDonald

Reception/Allied Health Assistant

Kerrie began working at Children’s Physio SA in August 2020.  She has worked with children throughout her 30+ year career. For many years she worked as a Speech Therapy – Allied Assis...

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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