Physiotherapy – Paediatrics Community

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Paediatric Physiotherapy aims to improve function and independence for infants, children and adolescents who have developmental, respiratory, neurological or orthopaedic needs using age-appropriate, evidence-based therapy and family focussed practices.

Paediatric Physiotherapy helps manage or improve:
  • developmental concerns
  • movement difficulties (pain, injury, lack of flexibility, asymmetry or restricted movement of a body part)
  • developmental issues
  • neurological issues
  • difficulties with breathing
  • difficulties with strength
  • difficulties with walking
  • limited movement

Eligibility Criteria

This service is for:

  • Children under are 18 years old
  • Children and families who live, work, study, attend pre-school or child-care in the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey or Shire of Cardinia.

This service is not for children who:

  • come from high-income families
  • are eligible for Early Childhood Intervention, Specialist Schools, NDIS, WorkCover, or TAC. We cannot offer them services unless the referral is related to an acute injury or illness which is unrelated to their disability. They should be able to receive therapy support through the programs or funding bodies already mentioned.
  • have a developmental diagnosis such as Cerebral Palsy, Asperger’s, Autism, global developmental delay unless the referral is related to an acute injury or illness unrelated to their disability

Referral Method(s)

Referrals should be sent by eReferral through Healthlink or by email.

Phone:  03 8572 5631

Eligible Postcodes

City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey or Cardinia Shire

  • Greater Dandenong – 3171, 3172, 3173, 3174, 3175, 3975
  • Casey – 3156, 3177, 3802, 3803, 3804, 3805, 3806, 3912, 3975, 3976, 3977, 3978, 3980
  • Cardinia – 3139, 3781, 3782, 3783, 3806, 3807, 3808, 3809, 3810, 3812, 3813, 3814, 3815, 3816, 3978, 3980, 3981, 3984, 3987

Additional information required

Include all patient demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results

Service contact details:

Service Enquiries:  03 8558 9000

Contact hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

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Please review the eligibility criteria before submitting a referral.