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Physiotherapy - Paediatric

  • We work with children who have neurological, developmental, and orthopaedic conditions who may also have complex long-term medical, social and learning needs. The focus is on maximising a child or young person's physical ability within their everyday activities at home, in education and in their community.

  • Service Manager Lead: Alice Turnbull
  • Service Contact: whcnhs.paediatricphysio@nhs.net
  • Service hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (Closed on all Bank Holidays)

About the service

Paediatric Physiotherapy specialise in children and young people between 0-18 years, or 19 years if your child is in full time education within a Worcestershire special school. We follow national and local professional guidelines and have a robust training and review structure as well as working to the professional standards of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Professional Bodies. All staff have the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

Physiotherapists will usually be involved at an early stage of your child’s development and work with active exercise. They focus on joint range, muscle tone, movement and gross motor activities.

Self-management and independence is an important aspect of the service. Treatment sessions vary greatly depending on your individual need and include:

  • Regular reviews to identity change of need and treatment plan, specific to individual needs
  • We are able to demonstrate and guide other people involved in your child’s care on how to carry out treatment advice
  • Assessment and advice to identify any specialist equipment need that will help your child improve their functional ability and mobility
  • We provide a Physiotherapy report for Educational Health and Care Plans for children who are already under our care
  • We work closely with other services such as; Occupational Therapy, Health Visitors, Paediatricians and the Orthotics service as well as liaising with Consultants and other Health Professional in different health care settings

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Contact list

South Worcestershire Paediatric Therapy Department
The Beacon Centre, Carnforth Drive, Warndon, Worcester, WR4 9HG
Tel: 01905 681 883
The Beacon Centre is located in the Warndon housing estate. It is opposite Fairfield Community Primary School playing field and Regency High school. We have 5 parking spaces, 2 allocated for disabled parking. The building has a small sign at the front. N.B There are limited car parking spaces near the Beacon Centre. Please could you allow additional time when planning your visit, There is signage but it is small due to planning restrictions. Thank you.

Redditch and Bromsgrove Paediatric Physiotherapy Department
Scott Atkinson Child Development Centre, Woodrow Drive, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 7UH
Tel: 01527 488 033
The Scott Atkinson Centre is located between The Alexander Hospital and Kingsley College. We have a small carpark for staff and patients.

Wyre Forest Paediatric Therapy Department 
Kidderminster Health Centre, Bromsgrove Street, Kidderminster, DY10 1PG
Tel: 01562 514 520

We are located next door to the old Wyre Forest Glades leisure centre. There is a car park opposite the building which is pay and display. We ask that you do not park in the staff car park at the back of the building.

South team lead – Rachel Hill
North team lead – Emily Innes

Appointment Information

Most appointments are offered at locally based clinic settings and the service operates on a Monday-Friday between 9 - 5 pm excluding bank holidays.

We ask that parent/carers attend the initial appointment with the child to give consent and provide other information. Goals and programmes will be agreed with the child (where possible) and parent/carers. Any programmes or recommendations need to be completed for a successful outcome.

If you cannot make the appointment for any reason we ask that you ring to let the department know, if you fail to contact the department after booking an appointment this might result to the child being discharged from the service without being seen.

How to refer

We accept referrals from health professionals; Health Visitors, GPs, Consultants can refer children who meet the following criteria:

  • Children aged between 0-18 years that have a Worcestershire GP.

  • Children up to 19 years of age if they are in full-time education within a Worcestershire Special School

Please send referrals to whcnhs.paediatricphysio@nhs.net