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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:
  • 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 the Neighbourhood Teams

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

Covid 19 Service Update

We would like to thank you for your patience and support during the Covid-19 pandemic. We continue to work together with our Health, Education and Social Care colleagues recovering services whilst ensuring that patients and staff remain safe and secure.
June & July 2021

  • Our service are offering a blended approach of telephone consultations, video appointments and face to face appointments based on the needs identified of children, young people and families in Worcestershire
  • When there is a clinical need to see a patient face to face we are able to complete this with the appropriate PPE, following our Trust’s guidance to mitigate risk (this may take place in clinic, school or at a patients home and is determined on an individual basis)
  • We are continuing to offer support in schools to ensure children are able to access their equipment, continue their therapy programmes where possible and ensure staff are upskilled and confident to support children’s needs
  • We are continuing to prioritise assessment requests from the SEND team for New Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment for children known to our service.
  • We continue to accept referrals following our usual process. There is increased demand for our services at this time so please be aware we have developed a longer waiting list during this period across all our services (some patients may be waiting 12 months at present). We are steadily working through this whilst ensuring we are responsive to urgent needs.
  • Telephone lines within the service are incredibly busy and we are doing our best to be responsive but please bear with us as we are recovering services and managing the risks to keep everyone safe.
  • If parents or professionals are concerned a child’s needs have changed considerably since they were referred to the service please get in touch to provide up to date information for our service to review and triage.
  • We are currently not able to offer hydrotherapy, serial casting or any groups at this time due to the restrictions still in place.
  • We have developed a number of useful resources and videos on our website, YouTube channel and Facebook page which you may find useful to review – please see website address above and search Paediatric Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy to find service specific information. We have an Occupational Therapy advice line which is available at specific times during the week for families, teachers and professionals. 

Please be assured we are doing all we can to prioritise patient and staff safety. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Find a Minor Injury Unit (MIU)

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

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Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

All children should have access to the right services, at the right time, to make sure they can reach their full potential. We work together with other agencies to ensure that the right professionals are involved at the right time to meet the needs of you and your child. Find out more about how we support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)