Physiotherapy at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick
Phone: (02) 9382 1050
Fax: (02) 9382 1079
Location: Allied Health South, Level 0
Reception hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Physiotherapy Manager: Marianne McCormick
The Physiotherapy Department at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick provides clinical services to children and adolescents from birth to 16 years.
We offer a wide range of services to both inpatients and outpatients. Our physiotherapists provide assessment, advice and a range of interventions to infants, children and adolescents with musculoskeletal, cardio-respiratory, neurological and other complex problems.
Our team works closely with families, carers, teachers, doctors and other health professionals to ensure appropriate physiotherapy management for all our patients.
Referrals from a medical practitioner, nurse or allied health professional are generally required for inpatient services. Outpatients are also accepted with referrals from these sources, as well as from Community Health workers, parents and carers who reside in the local catchment area. Patients with complex conditions attend Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick specialist clinics and may be referred from NSW, interstate or overseas.
We accept referrals for outpatient physiotherapy for children 0-16 years of age living within the catchment area for South East Sydney Local Health District/Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick. Click here to view the postcodes within this catchment.
Conditions commonly seen include:
- Gross motor delay
- Positional plagiocephaly
- Musculoskeletal concerns – eg: scoliosis, knock knees, bow legs, sports injuries, knee pain
- Neurological concerns – eg: Balance and coordination, muscle weakness
- Respiratory concerns – eg: Cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis
- Acute post-operative or post trauma
Children requiring general paediatric physiotherapy management who live outside the local area should be managed by their local physiotherapy service and that access should be facilitated by local health professionals.
Children with a permanent, long term or significant disability may be more appropriate for referral to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Early Intervention supports can also be provided via the NDIS for eligible children with disability or developmental delay.
SCHN is not currently an NDIS registered provider for any services. Children eligible for NDIS support will be directed to an appropriate provider.
Please note: Medicare ineligible patients will be charged for outpatient physiotherapy services as per NSW Ministry of Health Policy Directive Act 1997.
- Anterior knee pain in children and adolescents
- Bowlegs and knock-knees
- Crutches - information for safe crutch walking
- Curly Toes
- Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
- Joint hypermobility
- Intoeing in children (pigeon toes)
- Thermoplastic splint care
- Plaster cast or backslab care instructions for patients and their carers
- Congenital Talipes Equinovarus (Clubfoot)
- Positional plagiocephaly
- Developmental delay
- General Movements Assessment - information for parents