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Paediatric Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Services

Paediatric Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Services provide targeted and specialist intervention for babies, children and young people from birth to 16 years of age (18 years of age for those with complex needs). The service aims to assist children to achieve their maximum physical and functional potential by working alongside children, their families and members of the Multi-disciplinary Teams.

Provision of paediatric PT/OT in special schools

Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Physiotherapists (PTs) are employed to help children achieve their maximum potential with regard to mobility and independent life skills at home and at school. Some of the therapists in the special schools will also carry community caseloads and work throughout school holidays.

Once referred to a therapist the child will be assessed and if appropriate a treatment programme with long and short term goals will be devised. These will be reviewed and evaluated at agreed intervals (termly or annually). Therapists will work as part of the multidisciplinary team to promote the child's gross, fine motor and daily living skills.

Children will be seen in a location suitable for their needs and the intervention required. This could be at home, nursery, school or in a clinic.

Our locations

We have teams of physiotherapists and occupational therapists in the following locations:

  • Therapy Centre, Hebden Green School, Woodford Lane West, Winsford

  • Therapy Unit, Springfield School, Crewe Green Road, Crewe

  • Weaverham Clinic, Church Lane, Northwich

  • The Willows, Ashfields Primary Care Centre, Sandbach

  • Eagle Bridge Health & Wellbeing Centre, Dunwoody Way, Crewe

 

We also operate within special school environments

  • Hebden Green School, Woodford Lane West, Winsford

  • Russett School, Middlehurst Avenue, Weaverham, Northwich

  • Springfield School, Crewe Green Road, Crewe

 

The services we provide are:

  • Paediatric Physiotherapy

  • Paediatric Occupational Therapy

  • Paediatric Orthotics

 

Opening times

Monday - Friday, 09:00 – 17:00

Referrals

All referrals are sent to The Therapy Booking Centre at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. Here they are processed and uploaded to our referral management system before being flagged to Team Leaders to triage. Once a referral has then been triaged, an appointment will be offered to the child.

Waiting times

All referrals should be seen within 18 weeks, but referrals will be prioritised depending on impact on function. Urgent referrals will be seen within 10 working days.

Contact details

Clinical Lead for Paediatric Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Paediatric Orthotics

01606 544333 / 01270 275809

Therapy Centre

Hebden Green School

Woodford Lane West

Winsford, CW7 4EJ 

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