Childrens Physio resizeInformation for Families and Carers

Who are we?
As part of Gloucestershire’s Children and Young People’s Physiotherapy Service we have physiotherapists who work in specials schools across the county. These physiotherapists aim to support children & young people by providing them and their families with support, advice and physical intervention to promote optimum outcome for the child both whilst they are at school and at home.

What do we see? 
Children’s Physiotherapy is a countywide specialist physiotherapy service for children and young people up to 19 years old in full time education. We work with children with a variety of presentations and conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Neuromuscular Conditions, Down’s Syndrome and Developmental  Delay.
Physiotherapists work with children, their families and carers, and educational staff to improve a child’s access to the curriculum. This may include providing a physiotherapy programme that is carried out in school. It may be providing specialist equipment, postural management ideas and working alongside other healthcare professionals to encourage function, movement and posture. 

What to expect
We aim to provide an effective, safe, high quality service and work closely with other healthcare professionals and educational staff. A physiotherapist will provide assessment, advice and physiotherapy treatment to promote the function of each child and work towards shared goals.  Treatment is planned around the child and families’ individual needs. The type and frequency of the treatment will vary for each child and their individual needs.

When can I be seen?
The physiotherapy service operates within school hours, Monday to Friday, excluding school holidays.

How can i get the best our of my treatment?
Your physiotherapist will help you decide your aims of physiotherapy.  With your physiotherapist you will be able to plan how you will meet these aims. This will involve treatment from your physiotherapist, and possibly school staff and activities and advice for you to complete at home.  It is very important that you comply with your programme and contact your physiotherapist if you are unable to do so. Your physiotherapist will review your aims and your programme as needed and help you progress these in order to meet you goals.

Transition into Adult Care

Transition is the process of preparing, planning and moving from children’s to adult services. You or your child may have known your physiotherapist for a long time and we understand that it can be scary thinking about moving onto adult services. We aim to get you and your family involved in your transition so that we can support you through this process. We have now started using the Ready, Steady, Go transition programme.

Who is this for?
Children who are over 11 years old with a long-term condition.

You can ask your physiotherapist about Ready, Steady, Go! or find more information and downloads on our website here

 

Contact Us

The Milestone School             01452 311141
Betteridge School                   01242 514934
Paternoster School                 01285 652480
Heart of the Forest School      01594 822175