Hi! My name is Lucy E. Lorefice and I am the primary physiotherapist at PaNDA for Kids. I have over 15 years of experience working with infants and children.
I undertook my paediatric training program at The Royal Children’s Hospital. I went on to specialize in treating infants and children with acquired brain injuries, developmental delay, cerebral palsy and impairments as a result of congenital conditions such as cardiac, metabolic and genetic. In 2013 I completed my Doctorate at The University of Melbourne which focused on motor development and balance in children born prematurely. This led to my keen interest in early infant and childhood development particularly in high risk infants such as those born preterm and those with neurological impairments.
I have worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Special Care Nursery and in the developmental outpatient clinics both at The Royal Children’s Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women. This has given me skills and knowledge in early infant development and extensive experience in the treatment of infants and young children with a variety of conditions. I have had teaching roles within physiotherapy department at The Royal Children’s Hospital as well as contributing to delivering professional development tutorials, lectures and presentations in Australia and overseas.
Understanding the importance of ongoing education and evidence to support physiotherapy practice, I support clinical research within the paediatric physiotherapy profession and continue to attend regular professional development. I have professional collaboration with a range of medical and health professionals both within the community and within the hospital system.
As per requirements I am registered with the the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and have a current Police and Working with Children’s check.
Please feel free to get in touch.