Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Children’s Physiotherapy Service - South (NHS)

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Type of service:
Health Services
Address:
The Children's Physiotherapy Service, Northampton General Hospital, Cliftonville, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 5BD
Telephone number:
01604 544655
Email address:
Service description:
Our service provides physiotherapy advice and treatment to children from birth to age 19 years who are in local authority education. We offer a comprehensive package of therapy to include a full assessment of health needs, provide advice and education for self-management, treatment (individual and group) and monitoring, as well as support for babies and children with complex needs.

Our service is designed to deliver specialist assessment, treatment and advice to maximise children’s full potential in rehabilitation following acute illness, chronic conditions or for those with lifelong and life-limiting illnesses.

We are a team of paediatric physiotherapists offering treatment packages according to individual needs. We have a varied skill mix of staff with a wide range of specialisms within the field of paediatric physiotherapy. We are based at the Child Development Centre, Northampton General Hospital, however we are a community service and can carry out visits to homes, schools, nurseries and children’s centres.

What we do

- Designed for children from birth to age 19, our service is focused on anticipating and responding to their needs.
- We help children who require short-term inpatient and outpatient therapy (for example, fractures following an injury) and long-term neurological, neuromuscular, orthopaedic, developmental, rheumatoid and respiratory conditions.
- We offer varied therapies, advice to parents and schools along with long-term management plans.

For help and advice from a children’s physiotherapist please visit your GP or talk with your child’s consultant or school special educational needs coordinator. We accept referrals from healthcare professionals and education staff.

Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 18 years
Opening hours:
Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30
Referral route:
  • Professional Referral
  • Via Referral Management Centre (RMC)
Last updated on:
10/05/2017
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