Caring for your Child

Caring for your Child

Your Child's Hospital Journey


Physiotherapists aim to help to get the best movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness, developmental delay or other disability.  A paediatric physiotherapist has a sound knowledge of childhood development, how patterns of movement develop from birth, and a wide range of clinical conditions.

A Physiotherapist will work closely with the children, young people and their families to formulate individual management programmes in order to achieve their maximum potential. These may include:

  • Gross Motor Skills (running, jumping, climbing).
  • Developmental support (mastering early skills such as rolling and crawling).
  • Improving posture and positioning to enable maximum functional ability.
  • Recommending appropriate equipment, aids and splints to support posture and function.

How to contact the team

Physiotherapy Contact Number


01904 726599


01723 342357

How are children referred to the service?

Children can be referred to Physiotherapy, by your GP, Consultant Paediatrician or other medical professionals.

For guidance on how to make a referral to the service please click here.

Advice Sheets

Information Leaflets for parents, practitioners, teachers and carers

Awake Time Ideas - Practical advice to help you support your premature infant’s early motor development.

Babywalkers - are they necessary? - Information for parents

Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway - Information for parents

Promoting Physical Development - Lying to Sitting - Information for Parents and Carers

Standing Frames

Symptomatic Hypermobility