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Jan 15, 2024

Know when to get support from a Physiotherapist

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When to get help from a Physiotherapist?

We can provide support with the following:

  • Improving balance, coordination, strength and flexibility
  • Gross motor development assessment and therapy– sitting, crawling, walking
  • Gross motor skill development – ball skills, riding a bike, playground access at school and community
  • Monitoring and treating movement disorders, addressing and improving mobility
  • Disability related respiratory assessment and management
  • Exercises to improve posture and help control movement
  • Advice on how to physically assist someone including manual handling training
  • Reaching age-appropriate gross motor abilities such as running, hopping and riding a bike
  • Aquatic Physiotherapy (Hydrotherapy)
  • Equipment applications, e.g. Powerdrive wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, buggy’s, strollers, pressure relief cushions, beach wheelchairs, standing frames, modified tricycles, walking aids etc
  • Liaison with Education settings and childcare services to promote optimal participation and support
  • Paediatric physiotherapy in Brisbane and South East Queensland
  • Disability Related Health Supports

Find out more about our Physiotherapy Services


Our expert team of therapists will work with you on a range of exercises tailored to your needs. These exercises are designed to increase your coordination, strength and flexibility. They also help to improve your posture and help control your movement. We can also assist with exercises for people who are suffering from respiratory interventions.

Paediatric Physiotherapy

If your child is having trouble with anything including balance, strength or coordination, it is important you address these issues early. The expert team at Northcott will be able to provide your child with the appropriate children’s physiotherapy to focus and improve these limitations, giving your child the best possible chance of success.

Mobility Equipment

We can assist with the selection, assessment and prescription for any mobility equipment that you may need. This includes wheelchairs, walkers and standing frames.

With the support of Northcott Physiotherapists, four-year-old Patrick loved taking his new trike for a spin around our South Brisbane Office.

Trike-riding supports clients with social participation and can assist with balance, coordination and building strength.

Reaching Milestones

At Northcott, we believe that a disability shouldn’t get in the way of you living your life to the fullest. Our paediatric physiotherapy services can assist in helping children reach age-appropriate milestones such as running, hopping and riding a bike.

Aquatic Physiotherapy

Most of our Service Centres in Queensland offer Aquatic Physiotherapy (sometimes called hydrotherapy or water physiotherapy) as part of our physiotherapy programs. Aquatic Physiotherapy is the use of warm water properties to stimulate rehabilitation, exercises and relaxation.

Assessments and Reports

Our friendly team of physiotherapists can provide you with assessments and comprehensive reports with recommendations to benefit the progression of your physiotherapy.

Training Programs

We can provide education and training for parents, guardians, carers, support workers and educational staff. This may relate to a client’s specific needs or condition and can be provided in home, community and school settings. We also offer advice on how you can physically assist a child or young person who has a disability or mobility impairment.

Therapy Assistants

You may need additional, intensive support to achieve a specific goal. At Northcott, we can help you with this through our Therapy Assistant service.

Your Northcott therapy programs can be supported by a Therapy Assistant under the supervision of a Speech Pathologist, Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.

Your Northcott Therapist will design a program that targets specific goals to be delivered by your Therapy Assistant. This could involve intensive focus on an important goal, ongoing practice to achieve an outcome or resource development.

Therapy Assistant programs usually include 6-10 sessions and case notes will be completed following each session by the Therapy Assistant.

In some cases, programs can be developed for delivery by your own Disability Support Worker. This has the same benefits as delivery by a Northcott Therapy Assistant but can allow delivery at home or in the community, and as part of your existing support plan.


Accessibility and Inclusivity

We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

Read more about our commitment to reconciliation

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If you have any questions, please speak to your Service Manager, Service Coordinator or call us on 1800 818 286.