About Us

PANDA Therapy is a small business consisting of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and support staff. PANDA Therapy's primary area of work is in providing occupational therapy and physiotherapy consultative services in the education sector.

About us

About our Journey

p.a.n.d.a. therapy have been providing therapy services to children in Tasmania since 1997.  p.a.n.d.a therapists work in a number of settings including education, through educational consultancy contracts, and in the private sector.

In the private sector p.a.n.d.a. therapy provides physiotherapy and occupational therapy assessment and treatment for:

  • Infants and young children for a range of neurological impairments and developmental motor delays.
  • Children of all ages with bladder and bowel impairment and difficulties with toilet training.

As our staff primarily work in the education sector we only have the capacity to see a limited number of Better Start, HCWA and NDIS funded clients.  Prior to booking an appointment it is recommended that you email us at info@pandatherapy.com.au to ensure that we are able to deliver the service that you require.


Meet our dedicated team members
Lewina Schrale

Lewina Schrale

Lewina is the PANDA Principal and founder and she has a long career in Paediatric Physiotherapy. She graduated in 1991 from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) degree and has since completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation at the University of Melbourne (1999) and a Bachelor of Teaching at the University of New England (2012). She has most recently attained a Masters of Leadership and Management in Education at the University of Newcastle (2022).

She was the first Physiotherapist in Tasmania to be recognised by her professional body, the Australian Physiotherapy Association, as a titled Paediatric Physiotherapist. Lewina is also a member of the College of Physiotherapists.

Lewina is a mother of three, needs a mocha with skim milk to start her day, and has lived locally in Hobart for over 30 years. Capacity building in education remains her passion, and promoting acceptance of diversity and acting to be inclusive in all its forms. Educational inclusiveness brings with it immeasurable benefits to the student, the student body as a whole, and the broader community.

Stephanie Bodak

Stephanie Bodak

Stephanie is a registered Physiotherapist. 

She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010 with a Masters of Physiotherapy Studies, and has previous qualifications from the University of Tasmania, graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Human Movement (Sports Science). 

Stephanie has worked extensively in diverse settings and in hospitals in both Queensland and Tasmania in public and private settings across adult and paediatric services. 

Steph is a mother to two young daughters and loves to spend time bike riding with them. Steph is passionate about triathlons and travelling – especially to escape the occasional Tasmanian winter, usually in seeking some Queensland sun. She is now based in the south of Tasmania, working as a Senior Physiotherapist and an Assistant Manager critical to the smooth functioning at PANDA.

Fiona O’Keeffe

Fiona O’Keeffe

Fiona is a senior Occupational Therapist who has been with PANDA since 2000. Part of her role includes coordinating PANDA services in the North West and sharing her wealth of experience across the state, as well as in her role with Occupational Therapy Australia. She works across both public and private sectors in Health and Education and has a drive rarely seen to provide for all Tasmanian children with a passion that is hard to match.

She has extensive experience in adult and paediatric rehabilitation and has a special interest in children’s continence and life skills, as part of the curriculum for children with additional needs. 

Fiona has recently moved from Southern Tasmania to the beautiful North West. She is committed to promoting the best life and future outcomes for students with diverse educational needs.

Sue Roberts

Sue Roberts

Sue is a senior Physiotherapist and has worked solely in the area of paediatric physiotherapy in North-Western Tasmania for over 30 years. 

She graduated in 1980 from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and has expanded her knowledge by attending many professional development courses in paediatric physiotherapy.

Sue is an experienced physiotherapist who has worked in hospitals, schools, and community settings where she has treated children from babies to adolescents with congenital, neurological, and orthopaedic conditions. She has extensive training in assessing and treating babies and young children presenting with clubfoot and biomechanical difficulties. Sue has also worked as a physiotherapist and allied health Specialist in the NDIS setting. She has a special interest in care for children with cerebral palsy, clubfoot, and developmental delays.

Outside of work, Sue makes the most of living on a dairy farm, being as self-sufficient as possible; making cheeses and yoghurt as well as having a large vegetable and fruit garden. She loves living within 15 minutes of the sea so she can go on kayaking, snorkelling, and fishing adventures. Is it any wonder she has studied the Science of Gardening and Fishing at UTAS just for fun!

She is passionate about helping children achieve their full potential. Sue is committed to enhancing the skills and knowledge of teachers to maximise the educational outcomes of students with additional needs.

Sue currently works for PANDA part time in a consultancy role in the education sector. 

Jane Unwin

Jane Unwin

Jane is a senior Physiotherapist and has worked with PANDA since 2017.

She is a Cumberland College (Sydney) graduate and completed a Masters of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at the University of South Australia in 1995.

Jane was a lecturer and clinical educator in paediatric physiotherapy at the University of South Australia from 1991-1998. Before moving to the beautiful Huon Valley in 2017 and joining the PANDA team, she accumulated over 30 years of paediatric physiotherapy experience in Darwin, Adelaide, and the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

Jane’s expertise is in neurodevelopmental therapy and she enjoys working in community settings with young children and their families. 

Jane currently works for PANDA in a consultancy role in the education sector.

Kylie Tracey

Kylie Tracey

Kylie graduated from Queensland University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (hons). 

Kylie has worked in paediatric Occupational Therapy for nearly 30 years. She has a wealth of experience in all areas of paediatrics but has a particular interest in working with children with complex, multiple disability and neurodiversity.  Kylie has a keen interest in problem solving to understand the impact of physical, sensory and psychosocial factors influencing student behaviour and function. She enjoys working with educators to build their capacity to develop innovative solutions to the challenges of inclusion and provide optimal educational environments and outcomes for students.

Kylie has three teen/tween children and spends her afternoons keeping up with their social and sporting calendars!  As a family they enjoy outdoor adventures whether it be camping on an around Australia trip or braving the winter shows in Japan for a bit of skiing. 

Chloe Morgan

Chloe Morgan

Chloe completed studies and worked in the field of International Development and the Disability Sector, providing a holistic understanding of diverse individual needs. She returned to university and completed a Masters of Occupational Therapy Practice, graduating in 2013 and gaining extensive experience at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Here, she collaborated with a wonderful team of occupational therapists across inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. 

After this, Chloe moved to Tasmania and transitioned to working in Paediatrics in private practice where she fostered a focus on Upper Limb assessment and therapy for children with Cerebral Palsy. She is passionate about supporting children and families with sensory processing challenges, fine and gross motor delays, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

In 2021, Chloe furthered her professional skills with additional studies in Nature-Based therapy, integrating a love for nature with professional skills. She joined the PANDA team in 2023 to follow her interests in nurturing educational capabilities and occupational capacities within school communities. 

Chloe loves exploring Tasmania in her campervan and indulging a secret passion for fungi hunting! Chloe can usually be found at home in her down time, gardening and sharing cups of tea on the deck with her partner and two delightful chicken companions, Brittany and Henny.

Andrea Taylor

Andrea Taylor

Andrea is a registered Physiotherapist with PANDA and has a particular interest in Paediatric and Disability areas. 

She graduated with a Master of Physiotherapy in 2010 from Griffith University, with previous study at the University of Sydney in Applied Sciences. Andrea’s passion lies in assisting children and their families to be included in education, sporting, and outdoor recreational activities through ensuring appropriate environments, equipment, and by providing education and training to caregivers. 

Andrea loves being outdoors either camping or bushwalking and early in her professional career, she worked in Outdoor Education, guiding children and adults out in the wilderness for up to 40 days at a time. She has travelled and practised all over the country, particularly around the north in Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, and into New South Wales. She loves spending time catching up in coffee shops and quality time with her new son.

Andrea works at PANDA in a part time consultancy role.

Alison Gallahar

Alison Gallahar

Alison is a University of Tasmania graduate majoring in Arts and Education. Alison’s role as an Allied Health Assistant is integral to the PANDA team.

She has years of experience working hands-on in many educational and disability focused environments. Alison is passionate about the fostering of independence through tailored assistance programs, drivers of skill development, and enabling young people to access a wide range of enjoyable and rewarding experiences. 

Outside of work, Alison loves being outdoors in whatever capacity she can. She is always on-board for a fun activity and enjoys visiting her daughter up in the Queensland sunshine. 

Alison is currently working with PANDA in an Administrative and All-Rounder position and is an invaluable asset to diverse logistical equations and the Therapy Team’s sanity.

Tanikah Ferguson

Tanikah Ferguson

Tanikah is a Senior Physiotherapist and works exclusively in the area of paediatrics.  

Tanikah graduated in 2013 from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She has since completed a Master of Health Promotion at the University of the Sunshine Coast. 

She has worked as a Senior Physiotherapist with adults and children in both hospital and community settings including the neonatal intensive care unit, premature follow up clinic and post surgery. She is experienced in providing therapy to babies, children and adolescents presenting with chronic respiratory, congenital, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and neurological conditions. Tanikah has a special interest in preterm development and managing developmental delay in babies and toddlers.

Tanikah is committed to optimising the movement and function of infants and children through delivering evidence based therapy. She enjoys working in collaboration with children, educators, families and caregivers to maximise participation in family and community life. 

Tanikah currently works for PANDA in a consultancy role in the education sector. 

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