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Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which sees human movement as central to the quality of life and health and well-being of individuals.

We work with people to identify and maximise their movement and function potential through health promotion, preventative healthcare, treatment and rehabilitation. We assess a patient holistically, taking into account biological, psychological and social circumstances.

  • Physiotherapy should be an important part of a child’s day and incorporated into their daily routine at school
  • It shouldn’t be laborious; it is a time for interaction and engagement
  • Classroom staff should be aware of each child’s physiotherapy programme and the rationale for the exercises set
  • The physiotherapist will support classroom staff in feeling confident in their own abilities to carry out the physiotherapy programmes

The physiotherapist will assess your child’s needs formally using assessment tools/ outcome measures or informally through discussion and observations.

We will consider the following:

  • Strength
  • Co-ordination
  • Postural control
  • Balance
  • Range of movement
  • Gross motor development
  • Quality of movement