Paediatric Services

Community Therapy are an expert multidisciplinary mobile allied health provider assisting babies, children, and young people up to 18 years old with fun, engaging and effective therapy.

Our team of experienced allied health clinicians are passionate about working with families and children to help them to achieve their goals.

We understand the importance of being honest, transparent and reliable when working with children and their families.

Using evidence-based family centered care, our expert paediatric clinicians visit children and adolescents in their own environments. This means that our sessions can take place wherever you and your child will feel the most comfortable including at your home, daycare, preschool, school, or even the local park. We create activities that improve childhood development, encourage skill acquisition, enable increased independence, and can be easily integrated into your daily routine. 

We take a holistic approach and work closely with you, your child, and other care providers including extended family members, daycare and preschool staff, school personnel, and external service providers to create a customised program that is targeted to your child’s needs and goals. This team-based strategy ensures a seamless approach to delivering services to meet children’s needs.

If your child is in need of support, please contact us and one of our health professionals will be in touch.

 

Early intervention physiotherapist

Registered NDIS Provider

The Community Therapy Paediatric team support NDIS participants and private clients with Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology services currently, and will soon be expanding to Dietetics, Occupational Therapy and additional allied health services.

We are NDIS registered and gained full certification against the NDIS practice standards with our audit conducted by SAI Global.

We are able to support NDIS participants aged 0 – 7 that self or plan manage.

We are able to support NDIS participants aged 7+ that self, plan or agency manage.

We are a mobile, community-based service and travel to our client and participant’s homes for assessment and therapy.

We provide services across the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Port Stephens regions.

Our head office for the Hunter is based in Mayfield West and our Central Coast office is based at Erina.

We have capacity to accept new referrals – please send us a referral or get in touch if you would like to find out more and engage with our expert allied health team.

 

Community Therapy team member Dayna holding her child Nora sitting on a lounge

Paediatric Services

Early Intervention

Physiotherapist providing therapeutic interventions for a baby

This service involves providing therapeutic interventions for babies, infants and young children to assist them work towards developmental milestones.

Early intervention therapists, such as our Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists work with children and their families to enhance communication skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and overall independence.

Sensory Processing & Regulation

Paediatric Physio stimulating a 7 month old baby on tummy time

Through play-based activities and exercises, children are exposed to sensory experiences that help regulate their sensory responses and improve their daily functioning.

Communication Support

Speech Pathologist supporting a young boy with speech, language and communication skills

Speech Pathologists are well placed to assist children and adolescents looking to improve their speech, language and communication skills, as well as literacy development.

Our highly skilled team of Speech Pathologists can assist with speech sound therapy, receptive and expressive language support, as well as literacy intervention, enhancing social engagement and improving outcomes for toddlers, young children and adolescents.

Developmental Delays and Building Gross Motor Skills

Paeds Physiotherapist supporting a baby's lower limbs and hips while crawling

Our expert allied health professionals including, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, collaborate with young people and their families to develop the necessary skills and strengths to build gross motor skills and meet development milestones.

Our team use a fun and engaging approach to ensure compliance with therapy and use a variety of approaches and skills to improve strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, endurance and fitness.

Equipment Prescription and Assistive Technology

Toilet seat raiser

As part of supporting younger people to live an enriched and meaningful life, our expert team will review any needs for assistive technology and equipment and liaise closely with equipment and AT providers, as well as family and carers at school and preschool.

Our collaborative approach ensures key stakeholders are aligned and equipment prescriptions are made within the NDIS framework.

Social Skills and Social Engagement with Peers

Kids having fun while washing a Community Therapy branded car

Our dedicated paediatric allied health team pride themselves on looking at the whole individual, that means focusing therapy on evidence-based approaches that will help to build social skills and social engagement with peers.

The Community Therapy Paediatric Services team love what they do, and we are proud of the impact we’re making to families across the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Port Stephens regions.

We are currently registered to provide the following Paediatric Services

 

Self Managed (0-18)

Plan Managed (0-18)

Agency Managed (7+)

Paediatrics Team Career Opportunities

We are currently expanding our Community Therapy paediatric team to support more children and adolescents in our local communities.

If you’re interested in joining a multi-disciplinary and collaborative team of allied health experts, please visit our careers page.

Paediatrics Frequently Asked Questions

  • What types of allied health services do you offer for paediatrics?

    We are building a comprehensive range of paediatric allied health services, currently physiotherapy and speech pathology with a view to soon being occupational therapy, dietetics and more.

    Our team is dedicated to addressing various developmental, communication, sensory, and physical needs in children.

  • How do I know if my child needs paediatric therapy

    If you notice delays in speech and language development, struggles with motor skills, challenges with sensory processing, or difficulties in social interactions, seeking a consultation with our specialists can help determine if therapy is beneficial for your child.

    Early intervention is important for optimal outcomes and we work closely with GPs across the region to support children at this important stage of life.

  • How are therapy plans tailored to each child's needs?

    Our approach begins with a comprehensive assessment of your child’s strengths and areas needing support. We collaborate with you to understand your child’s goals and develop a customised therapy plan.

    This plan is regularly reviewed and adapted to ensure it aligns with your child’s progress.

  • How often are therapy sessions typically scheduled?

    Therapy frequency depends on your child’s needs and goals and we take an evidence-based and ethical approach when assessing therapy needs. Our therapists work closely with you and your schedule and family needs in order to determine the optimal session schedule.

  • Can therapy be integrated into my child's daily routine?

    Absolutely. We believe in the power of incorporating therapy strategies into everyday life. Our therapists provide guidance on activities, exercises, and techniques that can seamlessly become part of your child’s routine at home, school, and other environments.

  • Do you collaborate with other professionals involved in my child's care?

    Yes, collaboration is essential. We actively engage with schools, doctors, specialists, and other relevant professionals to ensure a holistic approach to your child’s care. We provide comprehensive reports after each session that can be shared, with consent, to relevant stakeholders in your child’s care.

    This collaborative effort ensures that everyone involved is aligned and working towards your child’s best interests.