Children's Community Physiotherapy Service

The Team

We are a team of physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants who specialise in treating children. We aim to improve the quality of life of children and young people by promoting independence and encouraging physical fitness and wellbeing.

Where do we work?

Assessments and interventions may take place at a variety of settings depending on what is most suitable for your child. This can include:

  • Home
  • Nursery for pre-school children
  • Mainstream schools
  • Special schools
  • Clinical settings

What do we do?

We work in close partnership with the family and professionals involved in a child care. These professionals may include staff from; the educational sector, social work, and the voluntary sector.

During the assessment the team may look at:

  • Muscle strength
  • Co-ordination
  • Motor development
  • Ranges of movement
  • Posture and balance
  • Quality of movements
  • Function

We provide:

  • Formal assessments
  • Observational assessments
  • Advice to parents, carers, and other relevant professionals
  • Referrals to other services as required
  • Physical management programmes for use at home, nursery, and schools.
  • Training for physical management programmes in all appropriate settings to enable these to be carried out effectively
  • Assessment for specialist equipment
  • Assessment for orthotic needs

The decision whether to offer further support from physiotherapy will be based on multiple factors from the assessment process. This will vary for each individual child and may change as a child progresses and develops.

Who do we work with?

We work alongside a range of healthcare professionals such as:

  • Paediatricians
  • Consultants
  • Orthopaedics
  • GP
  • Health visitors
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Other physiotherapy teams

Your child will be seen by the acute physiotherapy service following surgery or other orthopaedic intervention for a block of intensive rehabilitation as clinically indicated. During this time your physiotherapy care will be transferred to the acute team and then handed back over to the community team when appropriate.

How parents and carers can help

You can help us by:

  • Keeping us up to date with your current contact details
  • Letting us know when your child is unable to make an appointment or will not be in school when a physiotherapy school appointment is arranged
  • Letting us know of any changes to your child’s health or of any new concerns you may have.

How to access the service

If you are concerned about your child and feel they may need a referral to physiotherapy then please seek advice from your GP or an appropriate health professional who may be involved with your child’s care.

Referrals are accepted from:

  • Consultants
  • Paediatricians
  • GPs
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Those Children registered with a Hull GP can have a referral sent in by any registered healthcare professional

Opening times

The teams working hours are 08:30am until 16:30pm

Contact details

Tel: 01482 336774 or 01482 458809

Email: hnf-tr.childrensphysio@nhs.net

Locations

Townend Court

Entrance B at Townend Court,
298 Cottingham Road,
Hull.
HU6 8QR

Please report to the Block B reception which is to the rear of Townend Court. Please do not use the main reception. To access the Block B carpark continue round through to the gravel carpark; continue to follow signs for Block B. There are disabled parking bays directly outside the Block B entrance / reception area. There is no charge for parking however you must enter your car registration on the tablets within the Children’s Physiotherapy reception area or you will receive a parking fine.

Frederick Holmes School

Physiotherapy Department at Frederick Holmes School,
Inglemire Lane,
Hull.
HU6 8JJ
(Please note there is no admin staff at this base on a Friday).

Alfred Bean Hospital

Alfred Bean Hospital,
Bridlington Road,
Driffield.
YO25 5TR
(Please note this base is a satellite base and therefore is not staffed Monday to Friday. For urgent enquiries please contact the team at either Townend Court or Frederick Holmes School).

Further Information

The information on this page only provides general information. You must always discuss the individual treatment of your child with your Physiotherapist. Do not rely on this information alone for your child’s treatment.

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