Our musculoskeletal outpatient service offers physiotherapy assessment and treatment to children from 0 to 16 years of age. Our after-school appointments mean you can fit in a visit around your child’s needs.
Our specialist paediatric physiotherapists cover a wide range of paediatric musculosekeletal issues in children. We treat babies with obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP), plagiocephaly, and torticollis and young children with developmental presentations and gait concerns, such as in-toeing. Our physiotherapists treat older children and teenagers following injuries such as fractures, as well as biomechanical conditions like knee pain, back pain and hypermobility. The team is also experienced in treating rheumatological conditions such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).
Our highly specialised paediatric physiotherapists work exclusively with children.
The clinic is located in the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, part of one of the largest, most modern and best equipped trusts and teaching hospitals in the UK. Our facilities include a large well-equipped gym, as well as private clinical spaces for dignity during assessment and treatment.
You can be assured of the best of help as we work closely with UK leading paediatric orthopaedic specialist surgeons at Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
Your physiotherapist will complete an initial assessment with you and your child. They will ask about the presenting problem, your child’s birth and developmental history, any other medical conditions and their hobbies and interests. Afterwards, there’ll be a physical examination to assess the relevant joints and muscles, which may include carrying out a number of tasks such as walking, squatting and balancing.
From this initial assessment, your physiotherapist will talk about the cause and advise a treatment programme where necessary. This may include advice, education and home exercises. They will organise a suitable review appointment, which will depend on the presenting condition.
Your child may see a chartered physiotherapist without a doctor’s referral but it’s in their best interests for your doctor and physiotherapist to be in touch. Chartered physiotherapists work under strict rules of professional conduct and have established links with other members of the healthcare team.
If you are unsure whether physiotherapy is right for your child please call the team to have a chat about your needs.
Get in touch for an appointment or for further information:
Tel: 020 7188 5097
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