Physiotherapy is involved in the treatment of all children from birth (in the neonatal nursery then discharge home) through to 18 years of age.
Phone: (03) 9594 6666
Acute Physiotherapy fax: (03) 9594 2257
Community Physiotherapy fax: (03) 9594 9221
To support the Physiotherapy department at
Monash Children’s Hospital:
The aim of physiotherapy is to improve function and independence in each patient. This is achieved through age appropriate, evidence based therapy and family focussed practice.
Monash Children’s Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient therapy to infants, children and adolescents with developmental, respiratory, neurological, orthopaedic needs.
The team of paediatric physiotherapists work across Monash Children’s Hospital Acute, Rehabilitation and community services.
They are linked to the school of Clinical Science at Monash Health and provide clinical education to many undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Acute Physiotherapy Services
Services are provided to patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting covering complex medical speciality areas such as developmental delay, neonatal care, intensive care, respiratory, orthopaedics, neurology, cardiology, oncology, adolescent medicine, rheumatology and rehabilitation.
Referral to acute physiotherapy services is via a medical consultant.
Community Physiotherapy Services
Services are provided at Monash Health Community sites, home or other community venues, working with children and families around developmental concerns, or movement difficulties (pain, injury, lack of flexibility, asymmetry).
Referrals to community physiotherapy are accepted from any source, including family.
For referrals please contact us via the following:
Phone: 1300 3 icare (1300 342 273)
Fax: (03) 9594 9221