Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorders, which may have been present from birth.
- Plagiocephaly or torticollis
- Gross motor developmental delay
- Developmental dysplasia of the hips (DDH – Pavlik harness)
- Positional and structural deformities of the feet
- Cerebral palsy
- Toe walkers
- Other variations to normal musculo-skeletal development.
Services available at these locations
To refer to Physiotherapy Services at Coffs Harbour specify the service you require and mail or fax your referral to the following address:
Coffs Harbour Health Campus Physiotherapy Service
345 Pacific Highway
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Fax (02) 6656 7700
Referrals are triaged according to assessed urgency.
There is approximately a six month waiting time for non-urgent Paediatric conditions.
For further information please contact:
Phone (02) 6656 7700
Hours of operation 8am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday except public holidays.
Port Macquarie Base Hospital
Port Macquarie, NSW 2444
Fax 02 5524‑2139
This service includes:
- cerebral palsy
- congenital positional and structural deformities of the feet
- developmental dysplasia of the hips (DDH – Pavlik harness)
- gross motor developmental delay
- plagiocephaly or torticollis
- toe walkers.
Paediatric Early Start multidisciplinary Clinic
Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology surveillance, and treatment if indicated for babies in first 12 months.
Criteria for Early Start
- Identified syndrome e.g., Down syndrome
- < 30 weeks and/or low birth weight < 1500g
- Significant oxygen need
- Low Apgar score at 1 minute, not recovered at 5 minutes
- Neonatal withdrawal or history of drug or alcohol use
- Congenital abnormalities e.g., cleft palate
- Feeding problems e.g., attaching or sucking, gagging, tube-fed
- Psycho-social issues e.g., mental health history and child protection issues.
- mail a referral letter to Physiotherapy Department PMBH, Wrights Road, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444, or
- fax a referral letter to (02) 5524‑2139, or
- email a referral letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Include the following information:
- the patient’s diagnosis and symptoms (particularly neurological).
- how long they have had it
- if it is affecting activities of daily living or if the patient is off work because of the injury.
- Referrals are triaged A, B or C according the injury and the time since the injury occurred. Patients who have received some other physiotherapy (e.g., EPC) are generally triaged as a C.
- For advice, email email@example.com.