Although we do see some babies and children in clinic or at a pool, we are primarily a domiciliary service – treating children in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.
Please contact us to discuss which option is best for your child depending on your location.
Before deciding on the appropriate treatment for your baby or child we will need to assess them. This can be a long session, up to an hour and a half, to allow time for a full examination and to talk to you, your child and other family members, case manager or teacher if appropriate.
We will ensure you understand your baby or child’s condition, the role of physiotherapy and if this is a new diagnosis, direct you to any sources of information or support groups.
We will determine if physiotherapy can help, the frequency and whether any equipment and/or orthotics might be needed and provide a recommendations report and plan if required.
We will refer your child on to a paediatrician or neurologist if we have concerns about your baby or child’s development and presentation.
We will determine if a clinic, school, pool or nursery visit is appropriate.
If after this step you would like us to treat your child we will:
Undertake physiotherapy treatment either at your home, nursery, school, local pool or clinic.
Determine the length and frequency of subsequent sessions. They can vary from between twenty and sixty minutes. Most children we see weekly, monthly or termly. We will always discuss the frequency of your child’s physiotherapy with you.
Develop a programme for your baby or child.
Teach parents, carers, school how to follow the programme and integrate it into you and your baby or child’s daily activities, play, school or care plan.
Liaise with your NHS physiotherapist (if required and only with your consent). We have experienced working in the NHS and private sector and recognise that communication regarding the ‘shared’ patient is important.
Provide a report for school or your child’s statement of special education need if required.
We will regularly review the aims of treatment, progress, goals and outcome including providing a report of your child’s progress if required.