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Waitematā DHB Physiotherapy - Community

Public Service, Allied Health, Community


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


The goal of Community Physiotherapy is to work with patients and their family/ whānau to help individuals reach their potential and to live as independently as possible, through assessment and intervention specific to the home and community environment.


About the Service

  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the community physiotherapist can see individuals in a community clinic or in the home, depending on where their needs can best be assessed.


  • Community Physiotherapy can provide:

-   An assessment of an individual's current health condition and how they are coping at home.

-   A personal rehabilitation programme.

-   Advice and education for patients and carers.

-   Assessment for, and possible provision of, walking aids or other equipment which
    enables people to remain independent.

-   Chest physiotherapy, including advice and education.

Referral Expectations

Entry Criteria

  • People with reduced mobility due to a temporary or permanent illness or disability.
  • Adults over the age of 16 years.
  • Children under the age of 16 years with personal health issues and respiratory conditions.



  • Self or, with the patient's permission, family/ whānau.
  • GPs or other health professionals.


Referrals are not accepted for the following:

  • People with behavioural disabilities, except for those with acute respiratory conditions (others are seen by Spectrum Care).
  • Children under the age of 16 years (except for acute respiratory conditions).
  • Residents living in residential homes / care facilities who require ongoing treatment.
  • Assessment of complex wheelchair and level two seating (should go direct to Mobility Solutions).
  • Children with a disability who are over 16 and still attend school (seen by Child Development Service).


Please telephone the Referral Screener for all requests, information and advice:
Phone: (09) 486 8945 ext 43222 (8.00am - 4.30pm; Monday to Friday)
Email: (for referrals)


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Except on public holidays