How Can Paediatric Physiotherapy Help?

Paediatric Physiotherapy services are based on a family centred approach where therapists work with you and other team members to develop a comprehensive service for your child. 

 Paediatric Physiotherapy may provide intervention for children with:

  • Talipes and other positional foot concerns
  • Developmental Hip Dysplasia (DHD)
  • Torticollis
  • Plagiocephly (head preference and concerns with head shape)
  • Delays in achieving motor developmental milestones
  • Concerns with posture and body position
  • Low muscle tone
  • Hypermobility
  • Physical limitations as a result of injury, illness or surgery

Paediatric Physiotherapists provide services which may include:

  • Assessment and review
  • Consultations for schools, pre-schools or childcare centres
  • Home, pre-school or school programmes
  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Group therapy sessions
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 Resources

 Fact Sheets

  • Click on the Sydney Children's Hospital Network  (SCH) logo above for information on physiotherapy issues. Information on physiotherapy can be found on the following SCH Fact Sheets:

- Bones /Muscles

- Common Problems

- Brain / Nervous System

 Am I Eligible For a Service?

All clients must meet the following criteria to access the Paediatric Physiotherapy Services throughout the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD):

  • Aged between 0 - 18 years
  • Eligible for Medicare
  • Reside within the relevant local government areas
  • Not eligible for other funding such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI)

Clients who do not meet these eligibility criteria will be provided with information and contact details for accessing the appropriate service.

 How Can I Refer My Child?

The service is free for all Medicare card holders and a doctor's (GP) referral is not required. Parents and carers can contact their local service. Please see below for contact details.