Physiotherapy what to expect
Physiotherapy what to expect

What to expect

Depending on your child’s needs and the nature of their physiotherapy appointment, you may see your physiotherapist in an outpatient clinic, a gym, on the ward or in your home.

You should dress your child comfortably and in supportive footwear to allow the physiotherapist to assess your child appropriately. If necessary, you may be asked to dress in clothes suitable for exercising or to allow visibility of specific joints. If additional clothing needs to be removed we will seek your permission first and ask for your assistance.

If English is not your preferred first language, we can access interpreter services who will translate for you.

We encourage the whole family to be involved in your child’s care and always aim to make the experience enjoyable, engaging and motivating.

Our facilities

At Queensland Children’s Hospital we have multiple gym areas, a large outdoor exercise area and specialised treatment rooms. View each area in the gallery below.

Transition to shared care or local services

If your child requires ongoing care or shared care with a local provider we can support them to work towards a common goal. We will work collaboratively with your family, your community providers and your local medical teams to build a physiotherapy plan for your child.

This service is available at

Allied Health (6a)
Queensland Children’s Hospital

Level 6
501 Stanley Street
South Brisbane
QLD 4101
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Contact details

t: 07 3068 2850 | 07 3068 1111 (hospital switchboard)

Operating hours

Monday to Friday, 7.30am-4pm.
Prioritised inpatient services are also available on weekends and public holidays where required.