Caring for your Child

Caring for your Child

Your Child's Hospital Journey

Physiotherapy

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.
  • Home exercises.

Common Paediatric Musculoskeletal conditions

Click links below for further information including home exercises.

Anterior Knee Pain

Back Pain

Flat Feet

Growing Pains

Heel Pain

Hypermobility

In-toeing

Osgood-Schlatter's Disease

Symptomatic Hypermobility

Treating a Soft Tissue Injury


Advice Sheets

Information Leaflets for parents, practitioners, teachers and carers

Click here for links to universal advice sheets from the Association of Peadiatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP).


Useful links

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/physical-activity-guidelines-children-and-young-people/ - Physical activity guidelines for children and young people (NHS)      

https://apcp.csp.org.uk/content/information-parents - Information and useful resources for parents from the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP)

https://www.cpipuk.org/ - Information for children and carers on the Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway (CPIP),  a framework for the assessment of the musculoskeletal system in children with cerebral palsy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people Simple activities and play ideas to help you develop your child's communication skills


How to contact the team

Physiotherapy Contact Number

York

01904 726599

Scarborough

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.