Physiotherapy

 

The physiotherapy service provides assessment, treatment and advice for children and young people up to 18 years who are experiencing physical difficulties.

A Paediatric Physiotherapist can help:

Babies born with stiff muscles

  • Babies and young children who are slow to reach their physical developmental milestones

Children who walk awkwardly for example pigeon toed, walking on tiptoes.

  • Children who are clumsy
  • Children who find gross motor skills, such as climbing, skipping, ball skills difficult.

Children who have neurological, or orthopaedic problems

  • Children who need assistance with physical exercise as part of a weight management programme.

There is no charge for this service.


What services are provided?

Physiotherapists will discuss the difficulties your child is having and will ask you about any relevant medical history and about your child’s development (eg, at what age your child walked and talked). Your child’s physical skills will be assessed through observation and formal testing. The Physiotherapist will discuss the assessment results with you and if required, make a therapy plan with you.

This therapy plan may include:

  • Ideas and activities to do at home
  • Clinic appointments
  • Home and/or School/Preschool  programs
  • Consultation with other people working with your child
  • Review of progress
  • Referral to other agencies

Locations and contact details  

To refer your child for Physiotherapy phone:

(02) 6592 9536

Physiotherapy services can be accessed in the following locations:

TAREE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
64 Pulteney Street
TAREE  NSW  2430
(02) 6592 9315

FORSTER COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
14 Breese Parade
FORSTER  NSW  2428
(02) 6539 6300

GLOUCESTER COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
Church Street
GLOUCESTER  NSW  2422
(02) 6538 5058

BULAHDELAH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
Richmond Street
BULAHDELAH  NSW  2423
(02) 6592 9315

HAWKS NEST COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
Boona Street
HAWKS NEST  NSW  2324
(02) 6592 9315