Childrens' inpatient treatment focuses on:
- Chest physiotherapy - assisting children to clear secretions from their lungs and improve their exercise tolerance
- Orthopaedics - educating children in the use if crutches or other aids following broken bones or surgery
- Neurological/Neurodevelopmental: assessment and treatment with developmental delay and other disorders provide education to children/parents on exercises and optimising function/development.
- Hydrotherapy - moving and exercising in water to treat musculoskeletal, neurological, rheumatological and orthopaedic conditions
Childrens’ outpatient treatment focuses on:
- Musculoskeletal – assessment and treatment of a wide range of disorders causing joint or muscular pain. Including fractures, strains and sprains.
- Neurological/neurodevelopment – assessment and treatment of children with development delay and other disorders such as dyspraxia ans development co-ordination disorder. Some children may then be referred on for physiotherapy treatment in a community service.
- Hydrotherapy – moving and exercising in water to treat musculosketal, neurological, rheumatological and orthopaedic conditions
Access to the service:
Children are referred by Paediatric consultants as inpatients or outpatients
We often refer patients to the community physiotherapy service for follow-up in care.