06 May 2022

Physiotherapy for Children Living with Disability in Brisbane

Xavier has been supporting children living with disability in Brisbane for over 70 years. Our multidisciplinary approach to therapy provides services which help children and their families live happier, healthier lives, and one of these is Physiotherapy.

Xavier’s team of Physiotherapists are all university qualified and committed to helping children who live with disability address issues affecting their physical health, fitness, and development. Through assessments and treatment plans tailored to your child’s unique needs, our team can help your child work towards their physical goals.

The Benefits of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy addresses aspects of physical health which impact children living with disability, like those which cause pain or limit mobility. Xavier’s team can help your child improve their physical health in the following ways:

  • Improving strength, mobility, agility, and dexterity
  • Developing fine and gross motor skills
  • Improving hand-eye coordination
  • Nurturing a genuine love of physical activity, and in turn generating more opportunities to meet people and develop social skills
  • Learning skills for play
  • Improving confidence, independence, and self-sufficiency
  • Providing hydrotherapy services where available
  • Improving balance and reducing the likelihood of falls and related injuries
  • Improving spine health and posture
  • Creating good exercise habits which your child can maintain as they grow
  • Providing respiratory support
  • Rehabilitation and recovery services
  • Teaching techniques to regulate and manage physical pain, and potentially even eliminating it
  • Tailoring services specific to your child’s unique needs

Funding Physiotherapy

Xavier’s physiotherapy services can be funded through your child’s NDIS plan. To receive funding for physio in your child’s plan, the NDIA, providers of the NDIS, must consider physiotherapy either reasonable or necessary. Reasonable services are those which should be fairly available to all people, and necessary services are those which your child absolutely requires to manage their disability. If your child’s disability impacts their physical health or development it is likely that physiotherapy can be funded this way.  

Whether your child is already an NDIS participant or if you’re applying for the first time, our sister organisation InFocus, can help you to get the most out of your plan.

Xavier’s dedication to improving your child’s quality of life begins before they start therapy and continues through their therapy journey.

Xavier’s Therapy Clinics

Our therapy services are available to the families of children living with disability from all over Brisbane. You can find our therapy clinic locations in:

  • Springfield Lakes
  • Scarborough
  • Wooloowin
  • North Lakes

Xavier’s Physiotherapy team also provide home visits to support those who might find travelling to one of these suburbs challenging. Our home visits provide extra benefits by allowing us to incorporate the familiar setting of your child’s home and their family into their therapy, and this can boost the effectiveness of support.

Contact Xavier Today

For any questions about Xavier, our Physiotherapy services, or any of the other supports we provide, get in touch with us today by giving us a call on 1800 XAVIER or an email to A member of our support staff will be in touch to help. When you contact Xavier you will always speak with a real person or get a call back to chat.