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Children's Physiotherapy Service (West) - NGH

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Womens and Children's Department, Northampton General Hospital, Cliftonville, Northampton, Northamptonshire
United Kingdom

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The Children's Physiotherapy Service has a child-centered approach to assessment and treatment. It works with the child/young person, their family, and others supporting them to encourage each individual to get the most out of their lives, and to fully develop to their potential.  

Paediatric physiotherapists have specialist skills, expert knowledge, and experience of child development and childhood disabilities.

The Children's Physiotherapy Service is a multi-disciplinary team that provides services for children aged 0-19 with a range of developmental, neurological, neuromuscular, or musculoskeletal difficulties. Conditions may include:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Down syndrome
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Musculoskeletal problems (in children aged up to 8 years-old) 

There is a physiotherapy-led orthopaedic clinic for treatment of congenital foot and hip conditions, and also some jointly-run orthotic clinics.

How to Access the Service

Referrals are accepted from healthcare professionals and school SENCOs  via the Referral Management Centre (RMC). Please note: any child with a musculoskeletal problem aged 8+ should be referred to the Adult Outpatient Physiotherapy Services.

Referral Criteria This document explains the appropriate referrals to the Children's Physiotherapy Service.

West Northamptonshire
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Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 19 years
Referral Route
  • GP or Healthcare Referral
  • Education or School Referral
Type of Service
Health Services
Eligibility Criteria
  • Age Range - School
  • Age Range - Early Years
  • Age Range - Adulthood
Provider Category
  • Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support
  • Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs
Special Needs
  • Medical Conditions
  • Physical Disabilities

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Last updated 17 May 2023