Barefoot Therapists provides therapy to children, and support for their families.
The Barefoot family is a team of Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists. We have a Dietician who joins us for eating clinics. We provide a team approach to help your child reach their goals.
We have additional rooms with a Paediatric Physiotherapist and a Paediatrician for further teamworking opportunities. We offer individualised therapy in our rooms and in the child’s natural environments. We run rural & outdoor programs for individual children, groups and parents at our farm.
Located at different sites across the Mornington Peninsula you can choose from the beautiful surroundings of our Southern Peninsula services or you can book appointments in our friendly Frankston rooms. We can also visit your home, community venues and schools across the Peninsula and beyond. Our philosophy is to offer effective clinical therapy but with a ‘non clinical’ feel which means the kids are motivated and engaged in a wide variety of activities in helpful everyday settings.
Our Barefoot Therapy Centre in Main Ridge is central to Red Hill, Rosebud and Dromana, and is set in stunning surroundings alongside Red Hill Equestrian to provide a truly therapeutic environment. Most initial assessments take place in Main Ridge for Southern Peninsula families, after which you can choose the programs you and your therapists think will most help keep your child engaged to reach their goals.
Our farm in Boneo is the home of our animals, and where we offer many of our outdoor social and vocational style programs including OT, horse therapy, hands-on construction and rural farm sessions.
Frankston rooms with Paediatrician Dr Simon Blair – for initial consultations and individual sessions.
Towerhill Professional rooms, also based in Frankston, with Penny Green of Physiotherapy Junior, where we have a kitchen for cooking groups and space for equipment assessments as well as the usual assessment and intervention opportunities.
We have Occupational Therapy partnerships with a number of schools. Contact us directly to organise an OT for your school who will fit in with your school culture. We can work on assessments and funding reports, individual or group intervention for students & professional development sessions for staff.
We have allocated OT’s working in the following schools on a weekly or forntightly basis. If your child attends one of these schools speak to their leadership team about receiving individual or group therapy at school or contact us to book in directly. Woodleigh - Minnimbah - Penbank, Balcombe, Boneo, Wallaroo, Crib Point, St. Anthony’s.
We visit any schools on an individual basis so if you think school visits will be helpful mention this to your therapist at your appointment.
We are registered for NDIS, Medicare, Better Access To Mental Health, DSS. Charities such as Anglicare and Ozchild and other not for profit organisations have funded packages for eligible clients.
To talk to someone in our team or to book an appointment for any of our clinic or community based programs click here or call (03) 59811120.