Paediatric physiotherapy

We work with children and young people who have reduced gross motor skills or musculoskeletal injuries.

Contact details

Cedar House
St Michael's Primary Care Centre
Gater Drive

Telephone: 020 8702 5640

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5 pm

Manager: Heather Holgate

What we offer

The physiotherapy service works with children with a wide range of disabilities, disorders and delays, with a number of functional or motor difficulties resulting from neurological impairment, musculoskeletal issues, genetic disorders and mobility difficulties.

Paediatric physiotherapists use techniques which contribute towards the overall development of children with physical conditions/developmental needs in order that they become as independent as possible in childhood and onwards to adulthood.

Key services include
•    Assessment, advice, and planning for children with musculo-skeletal problems
•    Assessment, care planning, and equipment advice for disabled children.  Working  jointly with the wider multi-disciplinary team
•    Training for carers, to help them support children with exercise programmes at school or other settings
•    Orthotics assessment and provision
•    Intervention can be offered individually or in groups. Children and young people are seen in clinic and community settings, including children’s homes

Who the service is for

Children and young people aged 0-19 years, with physical difficulties; and children of 0-15 years with musculoskeletal problems.

How you can access our service

We accept referrals from relevant healthcare professionals including school nurses, health visitors, hospital consultants and GPs.