What is Paediatric Physiotherapy?

Paediatric physiotherapy is the treatment and care of babies, children and young people from birth to 19 years for developmental/neurological conditions.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Paediatric physiotherapy

The children’s MSK community service provides advice, support and reassurance to referred children aged between 0 – 16 years

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Community Paediatric physiotherapy (PT)

Paediatric physiotherapists have specialised skills and knowledge in dealing with children’s development, diseases and illness. They provide expert advice for your child in different settings such as in clinic, school, nursery, home or leisure centres.

Paediatric Physiotherapists work alongside the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) such as the Paediatricians, Specialist Consultants, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Health Visitors, Social care workers and Educators. Expert advice given from the professionals will always be child centred making sure that your child receives the best possible care the service can offer.

What can our service offer?

We work closely with other health professionals and schools within the borough of Havering.  This ensures we provide a seamless service that is well integrated with all other professional agencies and community resources. Joint working with universal services to officer support and reassurance to parents.

Therapy Treatment


Our service may offer a:

  • one to one or joint MDT initial therapy assessment for a single child
  • one to one or joint MDT review or follow up sessions for a single child
  • one to one or joint MDT block of therapy sessions, this is depending on the child’s therapy needs and availability of the service, for a single child
  • virtual group intervention as per identified need
  • assessment for equipment needs as required, i.e. standing frame/walkers

All individualised or group assessment and treatment offer an opportunity to work on main therapy aims for your child such as:

  • Strengthening
  • Improving muscle length
  • Increasing joint range of movement
  • Managing or eliminating pain if there is any
  • Developing their functional motor skills and activities in daily living