Children's Physiotherapy Team Greenwich

The Children’s Physiotherapy Team provides specialist care and support for children aged 0-19 years who have a condition that affects their movement, posture or physical skills development.

The service provides:

  • specialist advice on equipment and activities that can help the child
  • activity programmes for the child and their carer(s) to follow
  • blocks of intervention to achieve goals which are jointly set with the child and their family.

The service supports young adults up to 25 years when they have an Education, Health and Care Plan in place.

How to access this service

Greenwich Children’s Physiotherapy Service has an open access policy for children under 5 which includes self referral via our drop in assessment and clinic sessions. Download the timetable to find out the location, dates and times of these clinics. To be eligible you will need to have a Greenwich GP.

Please note that due to Children's Centre Closures, there will not be a drop in session on the following dates:
Thursday 21 and 28 December 2017 - Eglinton.

For older children (5 and over), you may self refer, using this referral form. Please return the form by post, email or fax to our SPA Team.

If your GP or other health professional feels that your child needs a referral into the Physiotherapy Service, they will either make a referral on your behalf, or notify you of the drop in assessment and advice sessions.

Download our frequently asked questions about this service.

Locations

Categories

  • Community health services (children)

Services provided

  • Physiotherapy

Related Information

Public phone number:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5pm
Please call our Single Point of Access (SPA) team on 020 8836 8621

Fax number:

020 8319 3336

Email address:

oxl-tr.childrenstherapies@nhs.net

3 Comments

Hello, I've just found out about your service. My daughter is nearly 3.5 years old and has knock knees. The gap between her feet is quite big when standing and she can join her feet only with bending one knee forward. I would be very happy if you could offer us a proper assessment. Thank you very much.

Dear Paulina,

Many thanks for contacting us.

We would be pleased to assess your daughter in our gait clinic. At this appointment, your daughter will be seen by both a physiotherapist and a podiatrist who will provide a full assessment of her needs.

We will be in touch with you with the appointment details, and anticipate your daughter will be seen within the next 3 weeks.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Victoria Lambert
Children's Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Manager

Hi my son is 7 (8 in August) and his right foot turns in. It is noticeable when he runs and when he walks - I have ask him to try and straighten it when he walks but he says its uncomfortable. please advise - thanks Stella

Dear Stella

Many thanks for your website comment advising us of your son's walking pattern. We would be more than happy to review his walking in our specialist gait clinic and will happily take your email as a referral into the service.

Please could you contact me with your son's details so that we can arrange for an appointment for him to be seen in the next available clinic slot. You can contact me on Victoria.lambert1@nhs.net.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

Many thanks

Victoria Lambert
Children's Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Manager

Hi!
My soon is 3 years old and has spastic hemiplegia.
He was reffered to be seen by a therapist few months ago but now we would like to arrange another visit as the last visit was first we have been done on 21.02.2017.
Could you help me with that please?
Many thanks Theodor!

Dear Theodor

Following the joint Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy clinic appointment on the 21.2.17, it was agreed your son did not require further Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy input at that time.

If you now have new concerns and would like another review with the Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist can you please contact the central admin team on 020 8836 8621 and they will be able to advise you how to arrange this review.

Kind regards

Mary Apsey
Head of Nursing for Children and Young People

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