Physiotherapy is involved in the treatment of all children from birth (in the neonatal nursery then discharge home) through to 18 years of age.
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).
Referral to acute physiotherapy services is via a medical consultant. Please fax your referral to the Therapies department:
Fax: (03) 8572 3048
For referrals please contact us via the following:
Phone: 1300 3 iCARE (1300 342 273)
Fax: (03) 9594 9221
For more information or assistance with your referral please contact the service on firstname.lastname@example.org.