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Special Needs Physiotherapy

The team provide Physiotherapy assessment and treatment for children from birth to sixteen years, who have a general delay, disorder of movement, disability or illness, which may be improved, controlled or alleviated by physiotherapy intervention.

Our philosophy is to enable children to achieve their maximum potential for independence, and to enable them and their carers to handle confidently their disability within the home and the wider community.

Children may be seen within the hospital and community setting, and may be offered therapy on an individual basis or as part of a group.

The examples of conditions seen are:

Developmental & Neurological Disorders

Gait Problems (toe walking, in-toeing, etc.); cerebral palsy; developmental delay (delay in achieving milestones such as sitting, standing, walking etc.); learning disabilities; infections of the brain, spinal column and peripheral nerves; Erbs palsy; developmental co-ordination disorder (dyspraxia) and genetic conditions.

Congenital Abnormalities

Talipes (clubfoot); Arthrogryposis; Spina bifida

Disorders of Bones, Joints, Muscles, & Skin

Muscular dystrophies; torticollis

Eligibility Criteria

Children who have a general delay, disorder of movement, disability or illness, which may be improved, controlled or alleviated by physiotherapy intervention.

Referrals

Referrals are accepted from Consultants, GPs and Health Care Professionals (School Nurses, Health Visitors, Speech Therapists, and Occupational Therapists).

Contact

Tel: 0191 402 8038

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