Who we are
Welcome to our website. You should find all of the information about our service and any current changes to our service here, as well as some useful documents and website links. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us (information at the bottom of this page.)
The Solihull Paediatric Physiotherapy team consists of qualified Physiotherapists and Therapy Support Workers. Your child’s initial assessment will always be carried out by a qualified Physiotherapist and on going treatments may be completed by a Physiotherapist or Therapy Support Workers depending on your child’s needs. All of our Physiotherapists are registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC).
Our Physiotherapy team members
Nicky Thomas – Clinical Team Lead Paediatric Therapies and Pelvic Health
Donna Jones – Team Lead Paediatric Physiotherapy
Mellissa Hemming – Team Lead Paediatric Physiotherapy
Laura Pickup – Specialist Paediatric Respiratory Physiotherapist
Ramni Acharya – Paediatric Physiotherapist
Claire Hind – Paediatric Physiotherapist
Emma Dunn – Paediatric Physiotherapist
Sarah Wyres – Therapy Healthcare Assistant
The Trust is committed to learning and provides student placements for Physiotherapy students studying at The University of Birmingham and Coventry University. There may be occasions where your child is seen by a student physiotherapist under the guidance of a qualified physiotherapist. If you would prefer for this not to happen, please let us know.
What do we do?
The Paediatric Physiotherapy service provides a community advice and assessment service and recommends strategies to support children with gross motor delays, neurological and neuromuscular conditions and musculoskeletal conditions in children under 7 years of age (Children aged 7 years and over are seen by the adult musculoskeletal service).
Levels of intervention include:-
- Acute/Short Term – Your child may be assessed, treatment/advice provided and discharged from the service, or they may require an onward referral to a different service and be discharged from Physiotherapy.
- Long Term – Your child may require on going assessment / treatment / review / provision of equipment / onward referrals and may possibly remain under our service until they transition to adult services, if this is appropriate.
We work within a variety of settings within the community and use a virtual first approach with face to face offered as appropriate.
The service also provides a community respiratory service for children with complex disabilities who have respiratory complications. Please see the ‘Respiratory Physiotherapy Service’ section for further information on this area of our service.