Physiotherapy is involved in the treatment of all children from birth (in the neonatal nursery then discharge home) through to 18 years of age.

Acute phone: (03) 8572 3003
Community phone: (03) 8558 9000

About us

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.

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).


Acute referrals

Referral to acute physiotherapy services is via a medical consultant. Please fax your referral to the Therapies department:

Fax: (03) 8572 3048

Community referrals

For referrals please contact us via the following:

Phone: 1300 3 iCARE (1300 342 273), Option 4
Fax: (03) 9554 9221

For more information or assistance with your referral please contact the service on

Eligibility criteria


  • Lives / works / studies or child attends pre-school or child-care in the City of Greater Dandenong, City Of Casey, Shire of Cardinia
  • OR cannot access local services due to poor transport accessibility
  • OR service is not provided by local community health service


  • Clients on waitlist, attending OR previously attended Early Childhood Intervention Programs or Specialist Schools cannot be seen as they should be eligible to receive therapy support at these settings
  • Clients with a developmental diagnosis i.e. Cerebral Palsy, Asperger’s, Autism, global developmental delay

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