We work with children and young people aged 0-19 who have difficulties or a disability which impacts upon their movement and make their daily participation in activities difficult. The children we support have a long term neurological or developmental condition.
Physiotherapists (PTs) help children and young people to improve their quality of life by promoting independence – they do this through carrying out specialist assessments to understand the child’s difficulties, and providing support to manage these. If a child or young person has learning, sensory or physical difficulties, their ability to grow, learn, socialise and play can be compromised.
Our service works with a variety of children and young people between the ages of 0-19 years who have specific difficulties with movement and/or developmental disorders.
Our service provides specialist assessment and advice to children and young people with along term neurological or developmental condition.
We work with children, young people and their carers to:
All our PTs are registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC). Alongside the qualified PTs we also have physiotherapy assistants.
We have student physiotherapists working in our service for most of the year. A student therapist may be present at your appointment, but please do tell us if you would prefer not to have a student present.
Who do our PTs work with?
Physiotherapists work in close partnership with you and your child / young person to meet therapeutic goals that have been set together.
All children are referred into our service from a paediatrician or allied health professional. All new referrals are triaged by an experienced qualified Physiotherapist. If your child is pre school, and they have difficulties with other areas of their development, they may be referred by your paediatrician to the Child Development Team for a team assessment. If you have concerns about your pre-school child you can speak to your GP, health visitor or any other health professional involved about whether a referral to a paediatrician is appropriate.
We do see children and young people who:
We do not see children with:
As well as the usual information about name, date of birth and address etc we need to know; how their movement skills developed, day to day functional activities that your child is struggling with; who is concerned (this may be you, your child or other professionals involved); which nursery or school your child attends; what you and your child hope to achieve with therapy.
Following triage of your child’s referral we will usually offer an appointment within eight weeks.
What hours do we work?
Our core hours are 8:30am-5pm Monday to Friday.
How long will physiotherapy stay involved with my child?
We will stay involved with your child until:
If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:
To access and complete the FFT click here >
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If you are a parent carer you can access and complete the FFT by click here >
The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.