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Physiotherapists and occupational therapists

Physiotherapists aim to help people develop their physical abilities and functional skills. They do this by assisting people to improve their posture and movement through intervention and support.

Occupational therapists help people to become more independent and improve their ability to perform the daily operations of life such as studying, working and playing. They do this by enabling people to engage in meaningful occupations for health, wellbeing, achievement and life success.

Department of Education and Training (DET) physiotherapists and occupational therapists have a particular focus on helping children to take part in school and learning, as well as everyday life.

The type of service a physiotherapist or occupational therapist provides varies according to the needs of the student and the student's education program. It may include any combination of the following:

Children who may be eligible for referral to DET physiotherapists and occupational therapists include children with disability who:

For more information

For more information about DET physiotherapy and occupational therapy talk to staff at your school or PEO, SS Adobe PDF document 56K.

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