Paediatric Physiotherapy

Children’s Integrated Therapy and Nursing Service – Physiotherapy

The Children’s Physiotherapy Team provides support for children (aged 0-19 years) who have a condition that affects their movement, posture or physical skills development. 

The service is child and family focused.  It aims to promote maximum independence and the ability of the child to participate in family, school and social activities.

The service provides:
  • specialist advice on equipment and activities that can help the child
  • activity programmes for the child and their carer(s) to follow
  • episodes of treatment to achieve goals which are jointly set with the child and their family.
The team have specialist knowledge in:
  • Holistic child development
  • The breadth of child specific medical conditions and disabilities
  • The ability to recognise atypical development and offer a range of interventions and options
By ensuring appropriate and timely information, advice, assessment, intervention and equipment provision they can reduce the risk of long-term health problems for children.

How to Access this service:

Criteria for Referral
  • Children and young people aged 0 – 18 years or 19 years if in full time Education.
  • Children with a physical difficulty affecting their functional/motor performance where their level of performance is not in line with their level of cognitive ability
Sources of Referral
Referrals are accepted from any Health, Social Care or Education Professional with recognised skills in identifying a child or young person’s performance difficulties e.g. Health Professional, Social Services, Educational Psychologist or SENCO.

Where is the service provided from:

Referrals are accepted at two admin bases:

1)    For children in the Greater Preston CCG area:
Children’s Therapy Services
Room F22, Minerva Health Centre
Lowthorpe Road, Preston.  PR1 6SB
Telephone: (01772) 777316

2)    For children in the Chorley & South Ribble and West Lancashire CCG areas:
Children’s Therapy Services
Croston House, Lancashire Business Park
Centurion Way, Leyland, PR26 6TR
Telephone: (01772) 644498
Children receive physiotherapy in a variety of community locations, including: their own homes, schools, health centres and clinics.

Contact us:

  • Greater Preston Telephone: (01772) 644498
  • Chorley and South Ribble: (01772) 777316
  • West Lancashire: (01695) 588195
  • Ingol Health Centre:  Village Green Lane, Ingol, Preston, PR2 7DS
  • Avenham Health Centre:  Avenham Lane, Preston PR1 3RGRibbleton Hospital
  • Ribbleton Health Centre:  Miller Road, Ribbleton Preston, PR2 6LS
  • Broadoaks CDC:  Balcarres Road, Leyland PR25 3ED
  • Ormskirk CDC: Wigan Road, Ormskirk L39 2JW
  • Park Children’s Centre: Barnes Road, Skelmersdale Lancashire WN8 8HN

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