What do we do?

Paediatric Physiotherapists are interested in promoting physical skills in children and young people who have physical difficulties which affect normal childhood development. Paediatric Physiotherapists use techniques which contribute towards the overall development of children with physical conditions/development needs in order that they can become as independent as possible in childhood and onwards to adulthood. Our aim is to maximise physical function and independence by enhancing movement patterns.

Reach optimum
physical potential
Maximise function
and independence
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Promote normal
movement
Reduce the risk
of deformity

As well as offering support for families and other professionals through onward referrals, physiotherapists offer the following services to support the development of physical function:

Assessment

Physiotherapists assess children and young peoples motor ability, joint movements and posture.

Training and Education

Physiotherapists work closely with other agencies for example schools, nurseries and other professionals to give training and advice.

Equipment

Some children and young people require equipment to support their posture and function.

Further information

You can find out more about physiotherapy for children and young people from the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists http://apcp.csp.org.uk/ website.

Contact details

Paediatric Physiotherapy
1st Floor, Chelmsley Wood Primary Care Centre
Crabtree Drive
Birmingham
B37 5BU

Tel: 0121 722 8010

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