News

Chermside Therapy Clinic Open

We’re excited to announce the opening of our third Community Therapy Clinic in Chermside West. Our Community Therapy Clinics mean that we can provide physiotherapy, speech pathology and occupational therapy for Brisbane children in your communities, in a fun and relaxed environment.

From humble beginnings

At Xavier, we have a long, proud and very interesting history. In 2019 we are celebrating our 70th year of supporting Brisbane children and their families. Our history and heritage play in big part in who we are today.

Managing seizures to keep your child safe

This Epilepsy Awareness month, our nursing team advise on what a seizure is and some strategies to help keep your child safe and minimise the risks associated with seizures.

It's my life: Brain injuries in teens

Brain Awareness Week (11-17 Mar) aims to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. For children and young adults with conditions of the brain, awareness and compassion go such a long way to helping them enjoy life and to learn and socialise with their families and peers. In this article, we consider the daily challenges of a teenager recovering from a brain injury. 

Let's Talk: Physio

In our latest therapy blog we hear from Liz our fabulous Physio. Liz talks about how physiotherapy for children helps, what a day in her life looks like and why she loves working with Xavier kids and their families. 

Feeding Tube Awareness Week: Myths & Facts of Tube Feeding

This Feeding Tube Awareness week (4-8 February 2019), the Xavier Nursing team share some myths, facts and advice to help our families of children with feeding tubes. 

What is a Speech Pathologist?

Our Speech and Language Pathologist Gemma Cameron talks about some of the common misconceptions about what a "Speechie" does and what her work really involves. And why she loves what she does. 

Xavier open first Community Therapy Clinic at Springfield Lakes

In late 2018, we opened our first community therapy clinic at Springfield Lakes. The clinic aims to make life a little bit easier for families in the Brisbane West and Ipswich areas who require occupational therapy, physiotherapy or children's speech therapy.