Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. At Allowah, our Physiotherapist is an important part of our allied health team.
While our Physiotherapist is not the primary therapist for children who are admitted to Allowah, our Physiotherapist works with the child’s community therapist to provide continuity of care. Children need to continue to be involved with their physiotherapist in the community, such as therapists from CP Alliance, Northcott or a private physio. We will always ask for parental permission before speaking with a child’s community and specialist clinic therapists to ensure that the program at Allowah matches closely the child’s home experience.
Our Physiotherapist is involved in many aspects of the care of children at Allowah, such as making sure the child’s therapy program is integrated into their daily care routine and advising staff on lifting and handling children.
Allowah Disability Support Services provides outpatient physiotherapy and can also provide additional physiotherapy for children admitted to Allowah should parents so desire.