The Physiotherapy team provides a service to babies, children and young people who have delayed gross motor development, neurological problems or difficulties with gross motor skills, balance and coordination. They offer physical interventions that may include stretching tight muscle groups, active exercises and postural management programmes.
Paediatric physiotherapy is a statutory service. Providing physiotherapy intervention for children and young people from 0 - 18 years of age who have a neuro-developmental problem/condition that is impacting on their function.
Community Paediatric physiotherapy provides therapy provision for children and young people who have either a neurological or neuromuscular diagnosis; or have a condition which results in delayed physical development which is impacting on their physical function and/or access for the young person.
Each child is looked at individually and care/support is decided on a case to case basis. In some cases only support and advice is required however therapy input can be ongoing until transition into adult services.
- We provide a year round service.
- 52 weeks a year excluding weekends and bank holidays.
- Working hours 8.30am-4.30pm
We are currently only able to accept referrals from professionals working with a child this could include: GP, consultant, school staff, health visitors, therapists, support workers and the voluntary sector. Currently clinical referrals can only be considered for a child with a GP within the Royal Borough of Kingston.
There is no cost to users as the service is CCG funded.
Joan Myers OBE, QN
Associate Director for Health Services & Chief Nurse
Moor Lane Centre
Tel: 020 8547 5849