Children's physiotherapy service

Musculoskeletal paediatric physiotherapy

Who is the service for?

Clients who have Musculoskeletal concerns

Age range: 0-16 years

Core Offer

Referrals are prioritized depending on the severity and complexity. Priority 1 cases are offered an initial assessment session. Priority 2 & 3 cases will be placed on a waiting list. They will then be sent a letter from the department requesting that contact is made in order to book an assessment appointment once the top of the waiting list has been reached.

Level of provision following this initial assessment is based on individual need and can include:

  1. Individual treatment 
  2. Groups
  3. Review appointments
  4. A home exercise programme

How to access the service

Referrals are accepted from all professionals including acute consultants and GP practices.

Community paediatric physiotherapy

Who is the service for?

Clients who have developmental or neurological concerns

Age range: 0-19 years

Core Offer

Referrals are prioritized depending on the severity and complexity of the problem as well as client’s age. The parents/carers of all accepted referrals will be requested to make contact with the department in order to set an initial appointment. Future action will be decided at the end of the assessment session. Dependent on the child’s clinical presentation, this can include:

If child is Under 5:

  1. Individual block of input
  2. Groups
  3. Review appointments
  4. Liaison with Nursery
  5. Joint sessions with other professionals e.g. Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Home Based Support Services.

If child attends a Primary school:

  1. Individual block of input
  2. Groups
  3. Review appointments
  4. Advice to school

If child attends a Secondary school:

  1. Review appointments
  2. Groups
  3. Review of equipment
  4. Joint working with other professionals

How to access the service

Referrals are accepted from all professionals including acute consultants and GP practices.

Patient information

Contact our service in Havering

Children's physiotherapy service
The Acorn Centre
306 London Road
Romford
RM7 9NH

Tel: 0300 300 1888
Email: enquiriesacorncentre@nelft.nhs.uk
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

Referrals

Please email - nem-tr.ReferralsAcornCentre@nhs.net Referrals will be accepted from professionals in education, health care and social services, and the voluntary sector.