The Children’s Physiotherapy service (Paediatric Physiotherapy) sees babies, children and young people from 0 to 19, who are delayed in their development or affected by injury, illness or disability.
We help to improve or restore movement, strength, function and independence. In addition to our specialist skills we have additional expert knowledge and experience of child development, movement and childhood disabilities.
Children and young people are seen at the following sites:
We see children and young people with a variety of conditions including:
Your child needs a referral from their consultant, GP, health visitor or another health professional they are known to. Children aged 10 and over who are experiencing difficulties with their muscles, bones or joints (musculoskeletal and orthopaedic problems.
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Your child will be offered an assessment /appointment at one of our children’s centres. It is important that a person with parental responsibility accompanies the child to this appointment so that informed consent can be gained for assessment and treatment. Collaboration is important from the outset to help maximise your child’s physical abilities and independence.
During the assessment we look at any difficulties your child is having with their movement and how this is impacting on their day to day activities. For example moving around at home or in school or being able to participate in leisure activities.
Once we have completed our assessment we will discuss the results and treatment plan with you. We will see your child as frequently as we think is necessary, based on the findings from their assessment. We normally treat children in a clinic setting, but there might be occasions where we will carry out treatment in school or at home.
Following assessment the plan might include:
|Royal Glamorgan Hospital – Children’s Centre
|Carnegie Clinic – Children’s Physiotherapy
|Ysbyty Cwm Cynon – Children’s Centre
|Princess of Wales Hospital – Children’s Centre