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Physiotherapy

PHYSIOTHERAPY

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Physiotherapy services provide assessment and treatment for babies and children who are having difficulty with movement development (such as learning to sit, crawl, walk or reach for toys) or with their balance and coordination (such as jumping and hopping).

Physiotherapy services also include identification, assessment and treatment of babies and children with conditions affecting their bones, joint and muscles, such as positional talipes, plagiocephaly (flattened head shape), torticollis (neck muscle tightness) and generalised hypermobility.

Physiotherapy is offered to babies and children who have had an injury or surgery and require rehabilitation.

What age groups do you see?

Children from birth – 12 years of age.

How can I access your service?

Telephone the Child Health Information Link (CHIL) on 9562 5400 (select option 2).

Where can I access your service?

Our services are mostly provided in Community Health Centres in Sydney Local Health District.

Some services are offered in homes, preschools/long day cares and schools.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

Please bring your:

  • Blue Book (Personal Health Record)
  • Tests or medical reports relevant to your child’s condition

What can I expect for my appointment?

When you arrive to the Community Health Centre you will be greeted by the receptionist. This person will let your physiotherapist know that you have arrived.

During the appointment, your physiotherapist will have a chat with you about your child’s condition, your concerns and discuss your child’s developmental and medical history. They will then assess your child’s motor development and skills and identify your child’s strengths and any areas of movement difficulty.

Your physiotherapist will discuss the findings of the assessment with you. If the assessment reveals any movement difficulties, a treatment plan and physiotherapy goals will be developed with you (and your child if they are old enough to participate in this discussion).

Your physiotherapist will also be able to assist you with referrals to other community health services, or relevant external organisations should this be required or requested.

Who will I meet at my appointment?

You will meet your physiotherapist. This person has qualifications in physiotherapy.

If your baby or child is involved in group physiotherapy, you may also meet an allied health assistant, who will help your physiotherapist run the group.

Our physiotherapists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). For more information visit http://www.ahpra.gov.au

 

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