Paediatric Physiotherapy

We work with children, young people and their families to promote their physical independence, mobility and function, to help achieve their maximum potential. 

Contact details

Cedar House
St Michael's Primary Care Centre
Gater Drive
Enfield
EN2 0JB

Tel: 020 8702 5640

Email: beh-tr.physiotherapycommunitychild@nhs.net

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

What we offer

The physiotherapy service works with children, young people with a wide range of physical or mobility difficulties, resulting from neurological impairment, developmental delay, genetic disorders and musculoskeletal issues.

Paediatric physiotherapists use a variety of different approaches to work along side children and their families, to help promote their overall development and physical wellbeing and participation in life. Our aim is to help children, young people and their families develop the skills and knowledge to enable them to become as independent as possible with their mobility and in managing their difficulties throughout childhood and onwards into adulthood.

Key services include:

  • assessment, advice and planning for children with musculoskeletal concerns;
  • assessment, care planning and equipment advice for children with a physical impairment, including working jointly with the wider multi-disciplinary team;
  • training for parents, guardians, carers and other professionals to help them support their children with physical management plans and exercise programmes at home, school or other settings;
  • referrals into the orthotics service when appropriate;
  • referrals to other community and hospital based services when appropriate;
  • intervention can be offered individually or in groups. Children and young people may be seen via video consultation, in clinic and community settings, including children’s homes.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a duty of care to ensure the service we provide is a safe as possible, and that we reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission as much as possible.

For this reason we have recently introduced video consultations, and are operating a “Virtual First Approach”, as recommended by the Charted Society of Physiotherapy. Following your video or telephone call, a joint decision between the family, young person and their physiotherapist can be made as to whether any further input needed can be delivered remotely, or whether a face-to-face consultation is most appropriate.

Who the service is for

Our neurodevelopmental service is for children and young people aged 0-19 years old, with ongoing functional or mobility needs related to long term conditions.

Our musculoskeletal service is for children and young people aged 0-17 years old with musculoskeletal concerns. For some 16 and 17 year olds, it may be more appropriate for them to be seen by the adult physiotherapy service and their referral may be forwarded to this team.

How you can access our service

We accept referrals for children who live in Enfield or have a GP in Enfield. We accept referrals from any relevant healthcare professional including school nurses, health visitors, hospital consultants and GPs. Please send all referrals to beh-tr.childrenstherapies@nhs.net.

  • Summary:
    We work with children, young people and their families to promote their physical independence, mobility and function, to help achieve their maximum potential.
  • Audience:
    Children, young people and families
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  • Location:
    Enfield
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  • Service category:
    Community Services in Enfield