A Physiotherapist will work closely with teaching staff and families to enable your child to develop his/her physical independence.  Physiotherapy treatment will be incorporated into the curriculum and the child's daily activities with close liaison and support from experienced classroom staff who will carry out the programmes.  Active intervention by a Physiotherapist will include assessment and treatment planning, problem solving, review / monitoring and referring on if required.  We may recommend a range of equipment to achieve optimum posture and improve function.  Frequency of input may vary according to the child's needs at any given point in time.

We will see any child at school who has been referred by a Doctor or other medical professional.  On receipt of the referral we will send you an appointment or telephone you.  You will be sent an information leaflet with a consent form asking for your written consent to enable us to progress with the referral.

You will be invited to attend the initial appointment with your child. The Physiotherapist will need to discuss the reasons for the referral and any subsequent treatments.  A physical examination will then be carried out which will help us decide what therapy, if any, your child needs.  

Programmes will then need to be followed both at home and at school to ensure maximum benefit.  

Referrals should be made through school using the generic referral form.