Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists provide assessments and evidence-based interventions to children and young people, with the goal of maximising movement and participation in everyday activities. We offer a high standard of care across a range of specialties including musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, neurological and oncological presentations. Our services are delivered through inpatients, outpatients, day patients, via telehealth and through several specialist outreach services.

Our team delivers patient centred care and work with families to achieve their rehabilitation goals based on their individual needs. We work closely with our colleagues in the community to ensure seamless transition from hospital, to accessing exceptional care in the community.

Services

Physiotherapy provides services for families across the following specialty areas:

  • Burns and plastics
  • Child development
  • Continence
  • Haemophilia
  • Neurology and neuromuscular
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics

  • Pain
  • Paediatric Intensive Care unit
  • Palliative care
  • Respiratory
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgical and cardiac

Our team also perform physiotherapy-led clinics:

  • Congenital Talipes Equinovarus (CTEV)/ Clubfoot
  • Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening (OPSC) – Musculoskeletal
  • Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening (OPSC) – Normal Variance
  • Rheumatology
  • Continence

The Physiotherapy team predominantly provide services at:
Queensland Children’s Hospital
501 Stanley Street
South Brisbane
QLD 4101
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Community outreach clinics are intermittently provided for specific clinics at:
Deception Bay Community Child Health Hub
661-675 Deception Bay Rd
Deception Bay Q 4508

Coorparoo Community Health Centre
236 Old Cleveland Rd
Coorparoo Q 4151

Who can access this service?

The Children’s Health Queensland physiotherapy service provides care for children and young people from birth to 16 years of age living in Queensland, northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

Referral information

If a child requires physiotherapy whilst an inpatient of the Queensland Children’s Hospital, a referral will be made by their treating team.

Outpatient physiotherapy requires an internal referral so the child / young person is under the care of a Children’s Health Queensland medical team. External referrals are not accepted, however referrals to medical specialists at the Queensland Children’s Hospital may be redirected to physiotherapy-led clinics.

The Child Development Program accept external referrals from doctors.

Contact us

t: 07 3068 2850 or 07 3068 2850 (hospital switchboard)
e: QCH-Physio@health.qld.gov.au

Appointments and admissions

Depending on your child’s needs, you may see a physiotherapist in an outpatient clinic, a gym, on the ward or in your home. Please ensure your child wears comfortable clothing and supportive footwear for their appointment. Please also bring any relevant imaging e.g. X-Rays, MRIs or any other relevant documentation relating to their condition.

Please ensure you also bring your Medicare card, concession card, a copy of your appointment letter and any mobility devices you require (wheelchair, crutches etc).

Please aim to arrive 10 minutes before your appointment. If you are running late or unable to attend, please advise our team as soon as possible on 3068 2850.

Our team

Director

Bronwyn Thompson