Welcome to the Children's Physiotherapy Service for North Derbyshire

Our children's physiotherapy service assess and help families manage children with conditions that affect or compromise normal childhood development.

Physiotherapy aims to restore or progress a child's physical abilities following disease, injury or illness.

What we do:

Physiotherapists support children and young people who have difficulty with movement and treat short and long-term conditions that impact on their physical development, activity and ability to participate in play, learning and socialisation.

Movement difficulties may be due to a range of conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Developmental Co-ordination Disorder
  • Neuromuscular Conditions
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Down's Syndrome

Children's Physiotherapists work in partnership with the child, family and all other professionals from health, education and social care settings to maximise a child's physical abilities and independence. Our goal is to work with the family and care givers so that they understand the child's physical difficulties empowering  them to be able to support the child to achieve their best.

Children's Physiotherapists assess the child's physical abilities and analyse how they move. From this assessment an individual physiotherapy management plan will be formulated. This may also include the provision of specialist therapy equipment to support standing, walking and positioning at night whilst sleeping.

What is expected of families and care givers:

Family members and care givers will be asked to participate actively in the therapy programme. You are free to contact us if you have any queries or concerns about your involvement. It is important that we work together.