About the service
Children’s (or paediatric) physiotherapy is the treatment and care of babies, children, and young people from birth to 19 years. Paediatric physiotherapists have specialist skills, expert knowledge and experience of childhood development and disabilities.
Paediatric physiotherapists have specialist skills, expert knowledge and experience of childhood development and disabilities.
The team recognise the importance of working collaboratively to maximise children’s potential.
Physiotherapists assess and analyse posture, movement and function. They educate, motivate and facilitate individuals to achieve optimum movement and function by the use of individually tailored programmes.
Physiotherapists assess for, and recommend specialist seating, standers and walkers to ensure effective postural management and allow children to access their environment.
The physiotherapy team also run regular orthotic clinics supported by an Orthotist. Physiotherapy in school is integrated into the school day including land-based programmes, rebound therapy and hydrotherapy.