Community physiotherapy services - South
What is Community Outreach Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy specialises in human movement aiming to optimise physical function. Community Physiotherapy aims to improve quality of life and independence for eligible people within the community by:
- providing treatment as part of a health team
- assisting people with disabilities to be as independent as possible
- promoting good health and lifestyle habits
What services are provided?
Conditions treated include:
- strains, sprains, osteoarthritis, fractures
- post -surgical and acute hospital admission
- neck/back and other joint problems
- mild strokes and neurological conditions
- falls/balance problems
- walking aid prescription
- respiratory conditions
- ante and post-natal care
Currently, this is a free service under State and limited Commonwealth funding. Charges may be introduced with future policy change.
Who is Eligible?
People of all ages in the community.
Those with Private Health Insurance, current compensation claims, Department of Veterans Affairs cover or access to the Chronic Conditions Management Program should access private services where available
How to access the service?
We accept referral from health professionals or direct patient contact to their local Health Centre.
Where are services provided?
Outpatient Treatment in local Community Health Centres.
Home Visits are available when appropriate.
In-Patient Treatment in rural hospital beds.
Service waiting times will vary from centre to centre. Please discuss this when arranging your appointment. Attending another centre may enable you to be seen earlier if appropriate.
Equipment may be recommended as part of your treatment program. Any loan or purchase costs will be discussed
Physiotherapists in local Community Health Centres may provide:
- strengthening classes
- gentle exercise classes
- falls prevention/balance classes
- fitball classes
- Tai Chi classes
- pre and post-natal exercise classes
- exercise in water classes
Our physiotherapists are also happy to talk to school and community groups and other service providers to promote healthy lifestyles.
Aquatic Physiotherapy (Hydrotherapy)
Physiotherapists can assess and refer clients to an Aquatic Physiotherapy pool for group or individual sessions as part of their treatment.
Brighton Community Health Centre
|03 6173 0453|
Central Hobart RHH Physio Dept
|03 6166 8634||03 6173 0278|
Clarence Integrated Care Centre (ICC)
|03 6282 0348|
Cygnet Community Health Centre
|03 6173 0437|
Dover - Esperance Multi Purpose Health Centre
Glenorchy Community Health Centre
|03 6233 0340|
Huonville - Huon Community Health Centre
|03 6264 2347|
Kingston Community Health Centre
|03 6173 0449|
New Norfolk District Hospital
|03 6173 0302|
Oatlands - Midlands Multi Purpose Centre
|03 6135 0994|
Ouse - Central Highlands Community Health Centre
Sorell Community Health Centre
|03 6173 0452|
Triabunna - Spring Bay Health Centre
|03 6123 4095|
Continence Services: Royal Hobart Hospital Physiotherapy
|03 6166 8634||03 6173 0278|
Community Continence Service:
|03 6282 0760||03 6282 0762|