Physiotherapy helps children and young people maximise their physical and functional independence to increase their participation.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists work with your child to develop their physical skills through a variety of activities which can be easily integrated into their daily routine.
Who is it for?
Paediatric Physiotherapy is for babies, children and young people from birth to 18 years of age who have problems with their development or who have a childhood disability. A child may benefit from physiotherapy if they have a problem that is affecting their ability to move and carry out physical activities at the same level as their peers.
What does a Physiotherapy program look like?
Koorana’s team of experienced paediatric physiotherapists will work with you to create a plan and goals that can help your child reach their full potential. Physiotherapy can help children and young people to:
- Reach their gross motor milestones such as standing independently or jumping
- Improve strength and coordination so they can play alongside their peers
- Improve your child’s posture so they can carry out daily activities with minimal difficulties
- Increase your child’s fitness and physical endurance so they can be physically independent
- Provide specialist equipment to support their development and maximise their physical function so they can be impendent members of the community
Where does Physiotherapy take place?
Physiotherapy can take place at a Koorana centre, in the home, classroom, or other community setting. Our team will work closely with you to establish a location that best suits your needs.
How long does it go for?
Individual sessions run for 30-45 minutes. The total number of sessions varies with each child depending on your goals. Our team will talk to you to discuss the most appropriate course of action for your child.
What if I do not speak English?
We can arrange an interpreter as per your needs.
Do I need a referral to access Physiotherapy?
No, you do not need a referral from your GP to access Koorana’s services. However, if you wish to access Medicare funding, you will need to see your GP to check your eligibility and to obtain a treatment plan.
What does it cost?
Prices are set according to the NDIS price guide. For NDIS participants with therapy funding the cost of Physiotherapy will be met entirely by your NDIS plan. Medicare rebates cover a percentage of treatment costs, as do private health funds where these include allied health services coverage. Please contact us to discuss the best funding options for you.