The Children’s physiotherapy department provides a range of evidence based treatments for children who have a physical impairment or disability, or who need rehabilitation following illness or surgery for neurological conditions.
About Our Service
We work in partnership with other professionals and agencies to ensure a fully coordinated approach which aims to reduce the impact of physical difficulties on all aspects of growth, development and social interaction.
As well as providing physiotherapy treatment, we train those around the child/young person to carry out physiotherapy programmes and postural management through the day. The service oversees the provision of specialist footwear, splints, postural and mobility equipment and support families on the provision of wheelchairs and specialist buggies.
The majority of our work is carried out in the community setting, either in children’s homes, nurseries or schools. We also visit leisure facilities, extended family, child minders and any other settings that would benefit the child. We run a joint podiatry/physiotherapy clinic from Beckwith House, under 5s development groups at Stepping Hill, and also provide a service into the neonatal unit and cystic fibrosis clinic.
We work as part of the Children and Young Peoples Disability Partnership (CYPDisP). Please see our website www.stockportcypdisp.org.uk for full details on the partnership and its services.
We have therapists trained at masters level and regularly assist Manchester Metropolitan University in research projects.
In 2009 the service was awarded the Stockport PCT Quality Award for our joint podiatry and physiotherapy footsteps clinic, and in 2010 we were awarded the Ann Moor Risk award for our work to improve the safety of staff and children who required hoisting.
“We would like to thank you for your kind words, support and care for our daughter. Your support has been very valuable to us”
“I am writing to thank you for the excellent service I have received from your children’s physiotherapy service. After referring my daughter 6 weeks ago, we have been seen, her problem has been identified and a solution offered.”
“I can’t say enough to thank you enough for all the hard work you have put in to help our daughter reach her full potential. You have been there throughout the tears, excitement, distress and exhaustion, and that’s just me!”
How To Use The Service
We accept referrals from parents/carers, social workers, GPs, other health professionals, teachers, or anyone else that feels a child under the age of 16 who lives in Stockport would benefit from an assessment.
All referrals must be received on a common assessment framework Form, or common single need referral form. Links to these can be found on the CYPDISP website as above.
If you are unsure of what our service can offer you, or whether you are eligible for an assessment, parents/carers can contact us for advice.
8.30-4.30 Monday to Friday