Children’s Physiotherapy: Next Steps to Getting Help

This level of support is for children, young people and families that are experiencing chronic or severe difficulties that would benefit from extensive long-term evidence-based treatment, including outpatient and inpatient care.
Or for children, young people and families that haven’t benefited from short term interventions or have been ‘getting help’ but their difficulties have got worse.

Most of the work physiotherapy undertakes would be long term work with children and young people with complex needs.  This work is usually carried out in conjunction with a lead medical clinician for the child’s care.

This work can include 1:1 appointment, liaison with MDT medical teams or social care teams to ensure the right level of support and care is in place.

The long term work we offer are;

Work in clinics at Salt Way, at home, in their educational setting including nursery and school.

The physiotherapy offered will be part of a programme of long term care to support children and young people to achieve or maintain postural management, mobility, joint range of movement (this list is not exhaustive).

Children who have an acquired brain injury will required intensive rehab post injury, often jointly with an occupational therapist and therapy assistant.

Children with cerebral palsy who have been funded by the NHS for SDR (selective dorsal rhizotomy) surgery will require extensive rehabilitation in addition to their usual therapy for 24 months.

Children who undergo multi-level orthopaedic surgery as part of their on-going management will require extensive post op rehabilitation with a physiotherapist and therapy assistant.

Children who undergo botulinum toxin treatment will often need increased therapy input to maximise the benefit from the treatment.

At phases of transition, children will need increased input to support their transition for example from pre-school to school and again from children’s to adult care.