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Children's Physiotherapy Service

A physiotherapist that specialises in working with children and young people looks at how the child moves, and then works to help them achieve their ‘optimum physical development’. The aim is not just to help them move, but to help them move to the best of their ability, as through movement children and young adults learn about themselves and their environment.

Physiotherapy is holistic in nature, and we work as part of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams. Following an initial assessment of the child's general development and specific physical function and abilities, ie. whether or not they can sit unsupported, or whether they can stand but not walk; the Physiotherapist will discuss with the parents/carers the immediate and long-term requirements and make plans for appropriate treatment, which will be regularly reviewed and updated.

Children may also be assessed for special equipment / orthoses as appropriate. Children/ young adults will be assessed and treated in the most appropriate setting. This may be at home, at school/ nursery, or in Children’s Centres. On reaching adulthood, the young person is referred on to the appropriate adult service in consultation with the young person, parents/ carers and the Team.

Who to contact

Telephone
020 3316 1892
E-mail
wwh-tr.islchildrensreferrals@nhs.net
Website
https://www.whittington.nhs.uk/.../default.asp

Location

Address
Northern Health Centre
2nd Floor
580 Holloway Road
London
Postcode
N7 6LB

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm

Other Details

Age Ranges

0 to 19 year olds

Cost Details
Free of charge
Who is this service for?
Children and Young People aged 0 to 19 years.
Can I refer myself?
Yes
How to refer or apply

Referrals are accepted from all Health and Education professionals, eg. GP, health visitor, nursery, school nurse or other therapist can refer to our service. Re-referrals can be accepted directly from children or their carers as above.

Additional Languages
Interpreters and advocates can be provided.
Record updated: 25/04/2019