Physiotherapy services are provided to students with disabilities enrolled in state schools and state education programs and services. These services focus on the enhancement of education programs and outcomes for students with intellectual disability, physical impairment, vision impairment, hearing impairment, speech-language impairment, autism spectrum disorder or multiple impairments.
Physiotherapy services are delivered as part of the education program. Using specialised knowledge of the body's movement abilities, senses, endurance and fitness, physiotherapists promote student health, well-being, self-management and physical activity. The purpose of physiotherapy services is to support students to fully engage in school activities and the school environment through access and participation in the educational process.
Other service providers, including other government departments, non-government agencies and private practitioners may be involved in the provision of physiotherapy services to students in Queensland state schools. Departmental physiotherapists are committed to working collaboratively with other service providers to ensure high quality service provision for students with disabilities.
There are many opportunities for qualified, professional and team orientated physiotherapists to work collaboratively with teachers and school communities to support students in Queensland state schools. Learn more about departmental therapy roles in schools.
This page was last reviewed on 11 Feb 2016