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Paediatric Allied Health

Our Story

Lifespan Therapies was founded in 2015 as a mobile family-owned physiotherapy clinic and has since grown to become a full multi-discipline allied health clinic. Our small but mighty team is equipped with Therapists, Allied health assistants and Customer Service experts.

Together we provide high quality, holistic therapy to individuals with disabilities of all ages, across the Northside of Brisbane. You’ll find us based in our beautiful, family friendly clinic in Strathpine or out in a at home or community setting – we have the best of both worlds to best service our family’s needs. Together in partnership with our clients and their carers we strive to provide meaningful goal directed programs, groups and community events that enhance skills and participation in life. 

Offering individual and group therapy, Lifespan Therapies partners with clients and their families to give high quality therapy services, in settings that lead to the best results for the client. We promote creation of a supportive and uplifting hub that will unite families through group programs and community events.

Our team vision is to provide an empowering community for families to connect and feel united, where children of all abilities are supported to live the life they choose and actively participate in their wider community. This lights us up and spurs us onwards day after day.

The entire Lifespan Therapies team live and breathe it’s five core values. You’ll feel this as you wander through and spend time in our clinic. There is no segregation of disciplines or teams, therapists will check in on each other and chat about clients and share questions, two brains are better than one and sometimes we just need to say the idea out loud! Whatever kind of day or week you’ve had – your work family is always there to support and uplift you or help you through. We put a lot of time and love into our team Culture, because team is what makes our days awesome.

No two sessions are the same and with such an array of toys, games and resources provided by the company – creative and innovative sessions are always being planned so that clients have just as much fun and really flourish.

Our Values

Our Founder

Elizabeth “Liz” Donnellan

Elizabeth “Liz” Donnellan founded Lifespan Therapies in 2015, she is our director, leader and a physiotherapist graduating in (insert year). Lifespan Therapies was created to quickly meet local needs, Liz started providing therapy and Pilates classes for all ages. Driven by her commitment to serve and help others, her starting business grew and grew. 

In 2020 Lifespan Therapies grew to provide multidisciplinary services to children across northern Brisbane. Come 2021, the growth continued – a clinic space, 5 more therapists and the customer service crew began. Every year since the team and clinic space have continued to expand and flourish, just like our collective team and client successes.

The cornerstone of this remarkable growth is Liz’s emphasis on nurturing her team to reach their personal potential. I want my team to feel that Lifespan is a career, not just a place to work. A workplace listens, cares and supports them in what they are passionate about to be uplifted and continue growing in whichever direction they choose.

Liz’s personal values shine through in all areas at Lifespan. Dedication to always give 110% for her team to have the best work experience and flourish as individuals and professionals; as well as seeing every client blossom and have access to everything they deserve. Her caring and never wavering determination is what has created such a welcome space, far more than just a therapy clinic. You’ll often find her popping into sessions to say hi, guide her team and jump on the tools and adjust some equipment. 

She might have two young children but that does not keep her away – you’ll find the girls alongside her in the clinic and having a play or the opportunity for some impromptu training (like testing out new games and ideas!). No question is too silly or far fetched, her fast paced problem-solving and creativity will see a growing strategy and solution within the next day.