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Paediatric Physiotherapy in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne

Finding a paediatric physiotherapy for your child is only a phone call away.

Here at stepping forward therapy services. We have staff with over 10 years of experience in looking after your children.

From paediatrician referrals for specific conditions to getting an opinion about a concern you have for your child, we have the expertise you are looking for.

Our staff also have experience with communicating with the major children’s hosiptals, large disability providers and government bodies.

If you have any concerns contact us on 9899 4004.

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Medicare as a source of therapy funding

Under the medicare system, your child may be able to qualify for up to five physiotherapy visits a year.

To find out whether your qualify, you must ask your G.P. to see firstly whether your child is eligible.

Secondly if your child qualifies, you have to provide your G.P. with our details.

Once all the paperwork is done, let our staff know.

We will set up a receipt after your consultation that has all the relevant information for you to get a rebate back from medicare.

Unfortunately at stepping forward therapy services we do not bulk bill.

Contact us if you would like more information.

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What to do if you’re not sure about your child’s development

Your child goes through many growth spurts and developmental milestones early in life.

While a lot of the time, there is nothing serious, but sometimes if there is something that you pick up that you’re unsure of, our physiotherapists can help.

Knowledgeable in normal time frames of development and experience in assessment, our physiotherapists are able to diagnose and treat problems.

Remember, the earlier the intervention the more successful the outcome.

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How to involve team members to help with children with special needs

Often, treatment of a child with special needs is not an individual approach, but a team approach.

Quite often, there are physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologist and other specialists involved. When your child is at school, team members are principal, class teacher, integration co-ordinators and other support staff.

If you already have people you are already seeing, our physiotherapists are readily available to liase with the team, and work together to bring the best outcome for your child.

Don’t know enough about team involvement and who you need? Don’t worry, we can take that headache away by recommending other specialists to look after your child.

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Funding Sources for physiotherapy

Funding for physiotherapy treatment does not stop at the school or your pocket.

For more complicated and involved cases, there are many other avenues of funding we can make use of.

Our physiotherapists have the knowledge of government and non government resources to help with not only funding for physiotherapy treatment, but of equipment, aids and school treatments.

Not everyone is eligible for funding, so talk to our physiotherapist first.

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