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Early Start Australia Murarrie (formerly Gateway Therapies) has provided quality therapy services to children and young adults in the Murarrie area since 2011.

We provide multi-disciplinary therapy and assessment services to children and young adults aged 2-25. We offer occupational therapy, speech pathology and physiotherapy.

Visit us at our Murarrie clinic, or arrange for our team to visit your home, childcare centre, or school.

For more information or to book an appointment contact us on 1300 372 439 or submit a service enquiry.

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Clinic contact details

Gateway Central, 4/22 Palmer Place
Murarrie QLD 4172


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How we can help

No matter where you’re at on your therapy journey, we offer a range of services, programs and evidenced-based therapies to realise your goals.

Please note, available services and programs vary between clinics, so please check with your local clinic about their therapy services.


As part of your therapy journey your therapist we may recommend some specific therapy programs to assist in achieving your goals including:

Hanen programs are evidence-based and world-renowned parent-training programs designed to teach parents how to implement speech and language therapy into their everyday activities with their child.

LEGO Therapy is a ‘play based’ therapy method for children and applies the therapeutic benefits of play.

PEERS is the leading evidence-based social skills intervention program for teenagers and young adults with social challenges such as high functioning autism spectrum disorder, as well as those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression and other socio-emotional problems.

Facilitated by our therapists, group programs are a fun way to meet others and create connections while learning and developing skills.

Help fussy eaters and children with feeding problems enjoy a balanced, healthy diet and a positive attitude towards food.

Meet our principal at Murarrie

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Dr Kristy Nicola

Practice Principal

Dr Kristy is a registered physiotherapist and practice principal at Murarrie.

She has nearly 20 years of clinical experience working in private practice, special schools and on an outreach team as an interprofessional team member delivering individual, group and sport-based, family-centred assessment and management of children of all ages with various neurological, musculoskeletal, rare-genetic, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

She is viewed as an expert in physiotherapy management of children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder with language and/or behavioural disorders.

Dr Kristy is an award-winning senior lecturer, having supervised research and taught in paediatrics, cardiothoracics and musculoskeletal undergraduate/postgraduate physiotherapy at The University of Queensland, Australian Catholic University, Central Queensland University and Bond University.

Currently, Dr Kristy is the QLD State Chair and Deputy Chair of the National Paediatric group of the Australian Physiotherapy Associations.

Dr Kristy is inspired to work in paediatrics as she enjoys spreading smiles! The smile of a child or adolescent when enjoying physiotherapy! The smiles of parents, guardians, caregivers, teachers, and coaches when they feel empowered on how best to support a child to reach his or her individual potential.

Overall, paediatric physiotherapy is inspirational to her as she gets to work with amazing children and their families, while spreading smiles.

We’re hiring!

Early Start Australia is part of the APM Group, a global human services provider now enabling better lives for more than 1 million people each year. To view all current opportunities to join our team visit the APM Careers website by clicking the button below.

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Clinic contact details

Gateway Central, 4/22 Palmer Place
Murarrie QLD 4172


Clinic Phone
New Clients Phone

Opening hours

Monday : 8am - 5pm
Tuesday : 8am - 5pm
Wednesday : 8am - 5pm
Thursday : 8am - 5pm
Friday : 8am - 5pm

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