Montrose Therapy and Respite Services

March 15th, 2018

Montrose Therapy and Respite Services

Offering a diverse range of high quality therapy and support services to children and young people at home, in the community or at one of our convenient service locations, Montrose Therapy and Respite Services are a pivotal part of their community. From early intervention to adult and family support, they’re there to help with expertise in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology and social work.

The experienced and friendly team at Montrose will work alongside you to build a plan that’s right for you or your child and support you through times of growth and change.

As part of the 2017 Community Grants Program, Montrose Therapy & Respite Services were a proud recipient of $2500 to assist with funding to purchase therapy specific equipment to be loaned to clients in the Northern suburbs.

Their service centres are open for visitation, or they can come to you in your home or community-based location. Service Centres are available on the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane North and Brisbane South, Toowoomba, Ipswich and Townsville, with clinics also offered in additional locations.

At Montrose, they share a community spirit – the people that they work with, their families, carers and support networks are all a part of supporting the goals, choice and outcomes of every person. Their dedicated professionals, specialists and personal carers bring heart to their work and assist you to live a satisfying, happy life.

People are what make Montrose such an exciting and passionate organisation. Over many years they have always had outstanding leadership and benefited from the insights of their patron, independent voluntary board, executive leadership and an amazing team of therapists and support staff.

At Montrose the people and families we assist can be assured we are all working together to achieve the same goals. Our friendly and experienced team of allied health experts, social workers, psychologists, personal care workers and lifestyle support staff provide a ‘one-stop shop’ of services to people with a wide range of physical impairments, autism and developmental delays.

Services for Children

Early intervention is vital for children with developmental delay or a disability. Montrose has expertise in early childhood intervention to help your child develop the skills they need to engage with the world around them and get the best possible start in life. At Montrose, they work with you to develop strategies that are individualised to meet your child’s needs.

What is the Montrose Approach to Early Intervention?

Specialist physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists are employed and see each child as an individual. They take a whole team approach to work together to help children develop the skills and strategies necessary for successful learning and development.

This can include support for your child to participate more fully in daycare or kindy. They take a ‘transdisciplinary’ approach to work out the right package of support for each child. This means you may see one or more specialist, but they will be working as a team to get the best outcomes.

The Team of professionals may help with:

  • Learning to move and develop age appropriate skills
  • Using hands for skills such as cutting, drawing, and eating
  • Social and communication skills
  • Play
  • Problem solving
  • Thinking and concentrating
  • Gaining independence
  • Assistance to select mobility equipment and technology to support skill development

Sessions can be delivered in the home, day care, kindy, or at one of their Service Centres.

Lifestyle and Leisure

Montrose is there to enable you to engage in areas that interest you. Do you want to be more active, explore your interests, socialise with friends or develop skills for your future?

Support is available for you to develop and explore your skills and interests through individual skills development training and group activities.

Individual skills training is offered in the areas of meal preparation, public transport training, budgeting, linking to services and participating in leisure activities.

How can you participate?

Montrose specialises in providing support for young people with a predominantly physical condition, that are over the age of 18. Their co-ordinator will be able to guide you as to which of our activities may meet your needs. To access Lifestyle and Leisure you must be:

  • over 18 or completed your schooling
  • able to make choices relating to your lifestyle & leisure goals
  • able to communicate and interact independently with staff and other participants
  • independently motivated to participate


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