Physiotherapy

The Physiotherapy team work with children and their families to improve and enhance a child’s physical function and independence. This is achieved through age appropriate, evidence-based therapy and family focused practice. Physiotherapists educate, support and facilitate activity programs for children based on the child’s and family’s goals, with the ultimate aim of enabling children to confidently and happily participate within their world irrespective of illness, delay or disability.

Phone: (03) 8572 3003

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Expertise and Services

Monash Health provides Physiotherapy services to Monash Children’s Hospital patients both in an acute setting within our hospitals and out in the community.

Physiotherapy services

The Physiotherapy team at Monash Children’s Hospital offers services to neonates, infants, children and adolescents in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Services cover complex medical specialty areas such as developmental delays, neonatal care, intensive care, respiratory, orthopaedic, neurology, general medicine, adolescent medicine, rheumatology and rehabilitation. Acute physiotherapy promotes recovery from a child’s acute condition, aims to prevent readmission to Monash Children’s, prevent future complications or will commence a physiotherapy journey that then continues in a community setting.

The Physiotherapy team have strong links to the clinical schools and provide clinical education to many undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Information for patients and families
Referrals

Monash Children’s Hospital Acute Physiotherapy service only accepts referrals from within Monash Health. Referrals can be made via EMR for inpatients and SMR for outpatients.

Community Referrals

Phone: 1300 3 iCARE (1300 342 273), Option 4
Email: MHCAccess@monashhealth.org

Child and Family Program in the Community
The Child and Family Team at Monash Health Community provide allied health services to children.

For more information, contact childandfamilyprogram@monashhealth.org.

Youth and Family Program
The Youth and Family team at Monash Health Community provides high quality health services.

For more information, contact youthtriage@monashhealth.org.

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