Physiotherapy: Paediatric

The Paediatric Physiotherapy Team provides assessment and treatment to children and young people at the Children’s Centre and in the community.

Paediatric Physiotherapy is part of the Physiotherapy department.

Our Paediatric Physiotherapy team provides treatment to children and young people at the Children’s Centre and within the community. The service is led by Highly Specialist Physiotherapists; this means that we can provide the most effective treatment.

We work in partnership with children, young people and their families on treatment goals that are needs centred. Where applicable we liaise with other health care professionals, education and children services .

We help the children, young people and their families to understand the symptoms, use movement in the best way possible and support condition self management.

Our Physiotherapists assess and treat people who have a wide variety of needs.

Conditions include: Cerebral Palsy, CFS/ME, developmental coordination disorder, developmental delay, Erb's palsy, gait problems, genetic conditions, hypermobility, juvenile arthritis, muscular dystrophy, musculoskeletal conditions, undiagnosed conditions and other childhood related problems.

Treatment includes: facilitation of development, movement re-education, exercises to strengthen/stretch and condition, gait re-education, pain management, hydrotherapy, supporting change to a healthier lifestyle.

Children Centre Therapy Department: 0191 5699123

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Paediatric Physiotherapy Outpatient Services provide therapy at the Children’s Centre on Durham Road and can include community based therapy on a needs basis e.g. home, school and nursery.

If you or your child think Physiotherapy is required please consult with your GP or Consultant who will make the referral to our service.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. We believe that your feedback can add value to the care that you are given.

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