Physiotherapy

The physiotherapy service in the Division of Women Youth & Children Community Health Programs provides assessment, information, exercise advice, early intervention and prevention services in the following areas:

1. Women, 3-12 months after birth with mastitis or musculoskeletal issues which are pregnancy related e.g; lower back pain, wrist pain, pelvic pain, abdominal weakness, continence or pelvic floor issues.

2. Pregnancy related musculo-skeletal and continence issues. Clients who birthed at Canberra or Calvary Hospital (Public) can access outpatients physiotherapy services up to 3 months following the birth of the child.

3. Babies under 12 months with:

• head and neck posture concerns e.g. torticollis, plagiocephaly

• positional foot problems

• physical development (gross motor) issues e.g. delayed rolling/sitting/weight bearing.

Eligibility Criteria: As above

How can clients access the service?

Clients can access this service by phoning Community Health Intake 6207 9977 between 8am – 5pm weekdays. No appointment is required for the Physiotherapy Information Group; further details are available in the flyer below.

Cost: The service is free to Medicare and Asylum Seeker cardholders.

Do clients have to bring anything to the consultation?

• Any relevant medical investigations or results

• Blue Book if appointment for baby 

Locations:

  • Belconnen Enhanced Community Health Centre - Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Tuggeranong Community Health Centre - Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • Gungahlin Community Health Centre - Mondays, Tuesdays

Physiotherapy Information Group

Come with your questions, covering the first year post-natal.

For yourself about:

  • Post natal recovery exercises and general exercise advice
  • Back and pelvic care
  • Wrist, feet, knees and general musculoskeletal care
  • Pelvic floor, bladder and bowel issues

For your baby about:

  • Normal development, how to encourage
  • Tummy time ideas
  • Musculoskeletal issues, head shape, neck issues, positional talipes

 

Time: Starts promptly at 1:30pm. Session ends at 3:00pm
 
Please allow time to find parking.
 
Locations and dates
West Belconnen Child and Family Centre 
Corner Starke and Luke Streets, HOLT
1st Wednesday of the month
Tuggeranong Child and Family Centre
159 Anketell Street, GREENWAY
2nd Wednesday of the month
Gungahlin Child and Family Centre
51 Ernest Cavanaugh St , GUNGAHLIN
​3rd  Tuesday of the Month

Please note this is an information session only. For individual physiotherapy appointments please call Community Health Intake on 6207 9977.

 

 

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