Physiotherapy

This page has information about the Child and Family Program’s physiotherapy services.

Physiotherapy

The aim of Physiotherapy is to improve function and independence for infants, children and adolescents who have developmental, respiratory, neurological, orthopaedic needs. This is achieved through age-appropriate, evidence-based therapy and family focussed practice.

What we do

Physiotherapists help manage or improve:

  • developmental concerns and
  • 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

Our team

Child and Family Physiotherapists are highly skilled in working with children. They are linked to the school of Clinical Science at Monash Health and share their expertise by providing education to many undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Who can use this service?

People who can use these services?

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

People who cannot use these services?

  • Clients who 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.
  • Clients with 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

How to refer

Anyone can make a referral to community Physiotherapy.

For referrals please:

Phone: (03) 8572 5631
Fax: (03) 9554 9221
Email: iCareAccess@monashhealth.org

Cost

The charge is based on the family’s income level. [For more information on pricing click here]

Where our services are delivered

Our services are delivered at Springvale, Cranbourne, Pakenham Community Health centres and Doveton College.

Operating hours

We are open Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm

Contact us:

For more information or assistance with a referral please contact us by email at: childandfamilyprogram@monashhealth.org

Help contacting us

For people who need help with English or an interpreter: : TIS: 131 450

For people with hearing or speech loss: TTY: 1800 555 677

Speak and Listen: 1800 555 727

Internet relay: National Relay Service: www.relayservice.gov.au

Other useful resources and alternative services

  • Alternative Private paediatric physiotherapy services
    • Visit Find a Physio on the Australian Physiotherapy Association here https://choose.physio/find-a-physio
      • select your “Location” and how far you are willing to travel to services
      • select “Refine your search” then choose ”Specialist Physiotherapist”
      • click the “Select Specialist Area” box then choose “Paediatric” from the list