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​Children's Therapy - About​ Us

 

The Children's Therapy Service consists of paediatric Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Dietitians who are all registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Other staff include Therapy Assistants and an Admin Team.

Paediatric Occupational Therapy (OT)

Occupational Therapy enables people to participate in daily life to improve their health and well-being. Daily life is made up of many activities (occupations).

Occupations for children and young people include self-care (getting ready to go out, eating, using the toilet), being productive (going to nursery or school, or helping with jobs), and leisure (playing with friends or doing hobbies).

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Paediatric Physiotherapy (PT)

Physiotherapists help children and young people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement, exercises, manual therapy, education and advice.

Within this service, there are a number of different specialities including musculo-skeletal, neuro developmental and inpatient support.

Dietitians

The Dietitians assess for children's food intolerances, obesity, faltering growth, fussy eaters and problems around eating. They provide goals and intervention surrounding the highlighted concerns. The British Dietitians Association supports the science and practice of dietitians in the UK.​

First Appointment

The first appointment will help us to assess your child's abilities and needs. We gather information by:

Talking with you and your child​;

Involving other professionals who know your child;

Observing your child;

We may administer standardised assessments;

Use a range of informal play activities;

We may, with your permission, use digital recording equipment to enable us to monitor progress or to liaise with others.

Please note: This may require your child to be dressed down to shorts and T-shirt.