Doutta Galla Community Health
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Mission Statement

Doutta Galla provides high quality, culturally appropriate and accessible primary, community and mental health services with a particular focus on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in the cities of Melbourne and Moonee Valley.
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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are highly trained health professionals who have special skills to assess and treat a variety of conditions such as:

  • Muscle strains
  • Joint sprains
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • After fracture
  • After surgery to joints, bones, muscles
  • Headaches (due to neck problems)
  • Postural problems
  • Incontinence
  • Prescription of walking aids
  • Balance and falls risk
  • Musculoskeletal problems before and after childbirth

Who is eligible to access physiotherapy services?

Anyone living, working or studying in the cities of Moonee Valley and Melbourne is eligible for this service.
If you are eligible for Work Cover, Department of Veteran Affairs or Transport Accident Commission and have private health insurance with extras, you will be referred to a private physiotherapist in the local area.

What does physiotherapy treatment involve?

Physiotherapy treatment may involve the following:

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  • Manual therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Traction
  • Exercises
  • Taping
  • Postural education and ergonomic advice
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Advice regarding physical activity, footwear, training for sport.

The aim of our service is to restore, maintain and promote independent phyisical function of our clients. An emphasis on self-management is practised. In general you can expect a maximum of 6-8 individual consultations with a physiotherapist. If required, you may then be referred into a group exercise program, such as a pool or gym class for another 6-8 sessions, before discharge to a self-management program.

We also offer a range of water and land based exercise classes.

How do you access the service?

You do not need a referral. You can contact our central intake service by phone on 8378 3500 or in person via our receptionists.

What are the hours of service?

8.30am – 5pm
Monday to Friday

Initial appointments may last up to one hour and ongoing appointments up to 30 minutes.

Physiotherapy is available at Doutta Galla sites at Kensington, Moonee Ponds and Niddrie.

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