Physiotherapy services

Pre-referral guidelines for primary care providers

Public Services

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  • Ballarat Health Services (QECH 53203623, PO Box 577, Ballarat 3353)
    • Queen Elizabeth Centre Physiotherapy
      • Send referrals to: Central Intake, BHS; fax 53203893
      • Suitable for children 0-18 years with gross motor difficulties only
      • Waiting times: months
    • VPRS (Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service) clinic
      • send referrals to: Dr Fiona Noble, VPRS, Queen Elizabeth Centre, BHS; fax 53203860 attention: Bianca Worboyes
      • Suitable for children for goal directed therapy; short term therapy only
      • Waiting times: months
    • Exercise physiology
      • Send referrals to: Central Intake, Exercise Therapy, BHS; fax 53203893
      • Suitable for children 0-18 years with gross motor difficulties only

  • Early Childhood Early Intervention Services  
    • NDIS ECEI 
      • NDIS (1800 800 110) - La Trobe Health (1800 242 696)
      • The NDIS now covers all Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services for children prior to school entry with more than one domain of delay
      • La Trobe Health is the Local Area Coordinator for the Central Grampians and Western District regions
      • See the Early Intervention Services page for referral forms, contact details, etc.

West Grampians

  • Stawell Regional Health (53588645)
    • Kate McEvoy
  • West Wimmera Health Service, Horsham (53914287)
    • Leah Bailey - also visits Nhill, Kaniva & Jeparit

School services

Public physiotherapy services for school aged children are provided through the DEECD (Department of Education & Early Childhood Development) or Catholic Education Office. These are organised through request to the school that the child attends.

Private Services

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Name Address Phone Other*
Rachael Cheeseman The Neuro Practice
PO Box 2428 Bendigo DC 3554
Provides private in home physiotherapy
54434375 CDMP
Better Start
0 -18 years
Emily Izard Newington Physiotherapy Clinic
1220 Mair Street, Lake Wendouree
53313066 CDMP
0-18 years
Liesel Jansen Beehive Physio
PO Box 1134, Bakery Hill 
0490687712 NDIS
Emily Marke Ookami Kids
Mobile OT to homes & schools
0497094310 NDIS
Pinarc Disability Support Central Intake
1828 Sturt Street, Alfredton
53291398 NDIS

* Physiotherapy services can be accessed via a Chronic Disease Management Plan (from your GP) or NDIS funding.

Previous funding through both the Helping Children With Autism package (FAHCSIA funding) or the Better Start for Children with Disabilities package is now covered through the NDIS (see above).

West Grampians

Name Address Phone Other*
Karen Armstrong KMA Health & Physio - kmahealth@hotmail.com                                   mobile physio service 0438677026  
Emily Marke Ookami Kids
Mobile OT to homes & schools, cover Ararat, Daylesford, Maryborough
0497094310 NDIS registered

* Physiotherapy services can be accessed via a Chronic Disease Management Plan (from your GP) or Better Start for Children with Disabilities.