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Children's Physiotherapy - Stockport

Contact Information

Telephone   0161 204 4153/4154

E-mail          ctsadmin@stockport.nhs.uk

 Postal Address

Beckwith House

1st Floor
1 Wellington Road North


 For more information on the service, visit Stockport’s Local offer:

Stockport SEND Local Offer | Stockport Information and Childcare Directory (fsd.org.uk)

8.30-4.30 Monday to Friday

About Our Service

Who we are

All our physiotherapists are HCPC registered (Health Care Professions Council) and are Members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. We have staff trained to Masters Level/ equivalent and have a wealth of experience and expertise in many specialities.

We aim to provide a high quality service for children and young people in the most appropriate setting for their needs that is effective, efficient and underpinned by evidence based practice

How we work

Physiotherapists work in partnership with other professionals and agencies to ensure a fully co-ordinated approach.  We aim to reduce the impact of physical impairments 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 throughout the day.


What we do

Early assessment and treatment is essential for children with, or at risk of, neurological or developmental problems.  This will maximise their potential and promote physical and neurological development to reach specific milestones (e.g. rolling, crawling and walking).

After accepting a referral, we will offer an initial assessment of the child’s needs in order to make recommendation and an action plan.  Physiotherapy interventions may include:

  • Promoting normal gross motor development
  • Neurodevelopmental treatment including low load active and passive stretching and muscle strengthening therapy
  • Serial casting for neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Postural management
  • Equipment provision for standing, walking and sleeping
  • Advice and support for parents, carers and teachers
  • Overseeing provision of specialist footwear/ orthotics/ postural and mobility equipment
  • Neonatal physiotherapy
  • Cystic Fibrosis Shared care with Royal Manchester Children`s Hospital


Where we are based

We work in various community settings; homes, nurseries, schools, leisure centres and any other venues that would benefit the child.

The main sites for our clinic based services are:

  • Beckwith House
  • Children’s Treehouse at Stepping Hill Hospital.
  • Startwell Clinics in the community
Our Expertise

Physiotherapists provide rehabilitation and treatments for a wide range of conditions and disabilities which impact on physical functions, such as mobility, muscle strength, range of movement and balance, as well as respiratory and neurological conditions.

 We work in a variety of clinical areas: 

  • Early Years/ Preschool Clinics
  • Child Development Unit (CDU) Treehouse
  • Mainstream Schools
  • Special Schools
  • Footsteps Clinic
  • Cystic Fibrosis (Shared care with Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital)
  • Neonatal Service
How to Use the Service

If you are concerned about your child, speak with your GP or health visitor and they will advise you if a referral to the Physiotherapy service would be beneficial.

Referrals are taken from:

  • Parents/carers
  • Social workers
  • Health visitors
  • GP’s
  • Other health professionals
  • Teachers
  • Anyone who feels a child under 16 with a Stockport GP would benefit from a specialist physiotherapy assessment.

Referrals from parents

These can be taken over the phone.  Further information may be sought before the referral is processed.

Referrals from practitioners

If you are a Stockport foundation trust health professional using the EMIS patient system: Please use the referral form on the system and Task the ‘0-16yrsOTPhysioSaltCDU’ exorg task box

If you do not use the EMIS system, please email CTSAdmin@stockport.nhs.uk to request the current referral form

Referrals will be accepted if the child meets the referral criteria for the service:




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