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Meet the Team

Emma Leckenby

Director & Occupational Therapist

Emma founded Little Rockets with a mission to provide a high quality and evidence-based therapy service that is centred around the goals of the child and their family. 

  

As a mum of two young kids, Emma understands the busy lives of families and the importance of efficient, family-centred practices to help children achieve their goals. Emma brings many years of experience into her therapy and builds positive relationships with children and families through fun and collaborative interventions. 

 

Since graduating from LaTrobe University in 2011, Emma has supported children across a wide variety of settings including in a special education pre-school and school, Alfred Health's community health service and in private practice. She is skilled in providing therapy within home, day-care, kinder and school settings and is passionate about supporting children to start school ready to thrive. 

In her spare time, Emma enjoys bush walking, pottery, reading and playing board games.

Emma is a registered occupational therapist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA). 

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Jo Cummings

Occupational Therapist

Jo is a mother of 4 and grandmother of 4 and firmly believes in the importance of collaborative, family-centred and goal-directed practice. Working in school, pre-school, home and clinic settings, Jo loves to empower families as they support their children to achieve their full potential. 

 

Through her experiences as a school teacher and as a mother of children with special needs, Jo brings a warm, empathetic perspective to her occupational therapy practice, understanding the many demands on families. 

 

In her spare time, Jo loves to spend time with her husband and family. She enjoys reading, painting, sewing, working out and being in nature. She loves doing anything creative and crafty and brings these passions into her occupational therapy practice.

 

Jo is a registered occupational therapist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA).

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Michelle Johnson

Therapy Assistant

Michelle brings a wealth of experience from her role as an Early Childhood Educator and over a decade of working closely with children to her Therapy Assistant role here at Little Rockets Children’s Clinic. Her warm and playful demeanour creates a welcoming atmosphere for children, fostering comfort and trust as they work towards their therapy goals.

 

Outside of her work at the clinic, Michelle finds solace in nature through activities like bush walking, camping and bird watching. She balances her love for outdoor adventures with a passion for live music by regularly going to gigs. In addition to her role at Little Rockets, Michelle runs her own Shiatsu Studio in Brunswick East.

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