Elizabeth Garcia, speech pathologist and dedicated mum, is the driving force behind a new allied health centre in Maleny, Beyond Words Therapy Centre.
After moving to Maleny in 2014 with her young family, Liz soon realised that there were no allied health services for children on the range and locals were crying out for these services. She decided to cater for them as best she could.
In 2016, Liz was a busy sole practitioner and found that many of her families required support from a range of allied health practitioners.
“Most parents needed to travel down to the Sunshine Coast to access these services as there were no specialist allied health services offered on the range. Parents would often talk to me about how difficult it was at times to make the journey down to the coast and how their children would find it difficult to attend to their therapy session after a long commute. I thought maybe there was something I could do about this.”
In early 2018 Liz founded the Beyond Words Therapy Centre, a welcoming, child-orientated, fully equipped space.
It didn’t take long until Liz had a complete paediatric allied health team working together at the Centre.
“In September 2018, paediatrician Dr Nichols joined the Beyond Words Therapy Centre. Dr Nichols shares a similar vision for holistic, evidence-based, high-quality care.”
The services available at the Centre include: speech pathology, occupational therapy, paediatrics, clinical psychology, physiotherapy, dietetics, and mums and bubs music classes.
“As the Centre continues to grow, my husband Jason, will be providing more of a hands-on role within the business – making Beyond Words Therapy Centre a real family orientated business.
“We hope to make life a little easier for all our families by providing a range of services in the one convenient location. Our tailor-made therapy plans are designed to suit your child and your individual family situation, budget and availability. We are here to help.”
For more information visit www.beyondwordstherapy.com.au