Meet the team

Jessica Kastel

Founder and Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPhys), Graduate Diploma of Exercise Science (Rehabilitation) – GradDipExSc (Rehab), Bachelor of Human Movement (Exercise Rehabilitation) – BHmnMvt (ExRehab) 

Jessica commenced working with children nine years ago as an Exercise Physiologist, where she helped set up an after-school gym program for kids and teenagers with disabilities. After completing her Physiotherapy degree, Jessica worked at an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary clinic for children with neurological conditions. In 2019, Jessica started Summit Rehab because she was passionate about learning and progressing her physiotherapy skills so she could help children reach their highest potential. Over the past 5 years, Jessica has completed a number of continuing education courses with therapists from around the world. 

2020

  • Maximise neuroplasticity and minimise maladaptive habits in children and teenagers with Cerebral Palsy: Pia Stampe, Sydney Australia 

  • Surface EMG Biofeedback for assessment and treatment in Neurorehabilitation: Pia Stampe, Auckland New Zealand 2020

  • Paediatric Gait Analysis Orthotic Management Training: Elaine Owens, Sydney Australia

 

2019

  • Cuevas MEDEK exercise (CME) Level 2: Ramon Cuuvas, Santiago Chile

  • Intensive therapy, cerebral palsy and Neuroplasticity: Pia Stampe, Auckland, New Zealand 

  • If you can’t breathe you can’t function: Mary Massary, Sydney Australia 

 

2018

  • Cuevas MEDEK Exercise (CME) Level 1: Simona DeMarchi, Toronto Canada 

  • (Total Motion Release) TMR: Susan Blum, Newcastle, Australia 

 

2017

  • Advancing Skills in paediatric physiotherapy - Cerebral Palsy: Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

 

2016

  • MEDEK Level 1: Ester Fink, Toronto, Canada