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Children's Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapy service supports children and young people aged 0-19 who have developmental, neurological, neuromuscular or musculoskeletal difficulties.

We can help with:

  • Recovering from sports injuries, fractures, head injuries
  • Rehabilitation after surgery
  • Painful joints
  • Physical difficulties caused by long term health conditions, e.g. genetic conditions, cerebral palsy, spina bifida
  • Delayed acquisition of physical skills, e.g. sitting, walking

Your care

Our team includes physiotherapists or physiotherapy assistants who have specialist knowledge of child development and conditions.

We provide assessment and individual support to enable your child to reach their full potential, maximise function, movement and independence. This can include postural management programmes, activities and exercise, therapeutic techniques and advice on orthotics such as splints, and equipment.

We see children and young people in our clinics in health centres, outpatient clinics in hospitals, nurseries, schools and at home.

We work closely with families and other professionals involved in your child’s care to build confidence and improve support. If they need extra support we also work closely with other healthcare professionals in specialist centres such as the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle.

How to access our service

Referrals to the service can be made by any medical professional, for example, GP, paediatrician, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist and social worker. Children who are 16+ can also choose to be seen by us or by our physiotherapists who support adults.

Contact us

You can contact us Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm. If we are in a clinic you can leave us a message on our answer phone and we will call you back.

For children living in the Berwick area:

Children’s Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Department
Berwick Infirmary
Infirmary Square
Berwick upon tweed
TD15 1LT

Tel: 01289 356643

For children living in the Alnwick area:

Children’s Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy department
Alnwick Infirmary
Infirmary Drive
Alnwick
NE66 2NS

Tel: 01665 626750

For children living in the Hexham area:

Children’s Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Department
Hexham General Hospital
Corbridge Road
Hexham
NE46 1QJ

Tel:   01434 655031

For children living in the Wansbeck area:

Children’s Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Department
Wansbeck General Hospital
Woodhorn Lane
Ashington
NE63 9JJ

Tel: 01670 564173

For children living in the North Tyneside area:

Children’s Physiotherapy
Riverside Children’s Centre
Minton Lane
North Shield
NE29 6DQ

Tel: 0191 219 6714

Preparing for adulthood

If a young person has complex and ongoing physical health needs, from 14 onwards we will work with you and your family to consider the support you might need in adulthood. We will also work closely with professionals who will be involved in your care once you turn 18 and above to ensure you get the right support.

Useful links

www.apcp.csp.org.uk

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