Moira Henrich

About Moira Henrich

Senior Physiotherapist

About

Moira is an experienced Paediatric Physiotherapist. She has worked both nationally and internationally with infants and young children since graduating from La Trobe University in 2003. Moira began her paediatric physiotherapy career at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne in 2004, where she gained acute and subacute experience in all areas of practice including Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Cardiothoracics and chronic developmental conditions. She then worked in Belfast, United Kingdom at a Specialist School for children with disabilities before returning to Australia and working for Eastern Health in a busy outpatient clinic predominantly servicing infants with Plagiocephaly, Torticollis, postural variations such as intoeing gait and developmental delays. She also led the development of a Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip clinic together with the Radiology department having completed her Specialist Certificate in Paediatric Orthopaedic Physiotherapy in 2011.

Whilst completing her Masters in Paediatric Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne, Moira moved to Houston, Texas, USA in 2013 where she was¬†active member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine serving on the International Affairs committee between 2013 and 2017 developing important collegial relations and maintaining current knowledge of evidence-based practice and advances in developmental medicine. She¬†worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital with critically ill premature infants, and most recently in the Paediatric Outpatient Department of Texas Children’s Hospital primarily evaluating and treating infants with plagiocephaly, torticollis, developmental delay, Cerebral Palsy and other neurological disorders.

 

Clinical Interests

Developmental delay

Preterm infant development

Low muscle tone

Plagiocephaly

Torticollis

Developmental dysplasia of the hip

Brachial plexus injury

Positional talipes

Flat feet, in-toeing gait and other postural variations

 

Treatment approach

Through play and a family centered approach, Moira will provide a thorough evaluation and goal-focused management plan for families entrusting their infants and children to her care.

 

Public Presentations

Departmental professional development presentations:

 

Texas Children’s Hospital

2017 The newborn foot

2017 Developmental dysplasia of the hip

 

Online Paediatric lectures for final year physiotherapy students in the USA

2016-2017 Paediatric Physiotherapy three-part lecture series