Children's Physiotherapy

Paediatric Physiotherapists are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy who work specifically with children as part of a team of other children’s specialists. ‘Paediatric’ means ‘working with children’. 

Paediatric physiotherapists are concerned with the assessment, treatment and management of children who have a general developmental delay, disorder of movement, disability or illness that may be improved, controlled or alleviated by physiotherapeutic skills, sometimes with the use of specialised equipment. (APCP Standards of Practise)

This service provides a community physiotherapy service to children. A multidisciplinary approach is taken, working with Paediatricians, Speech and Language therapists, Occupational therapists and other professionals.

All therapists, within this service, are members of the Chartered Society Of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health Professional Council (HPC), and many are members of the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP). The staff have specialist knowledge of Neurodevelopmental treatment (Bobath), gait analysis, paediatric orthopaedics and child development. They regularly undertake Continuing Professional Development, and appraisal.

The aim of the physiotherapy service is to: 
  • help children achieve their maximum physical potential 
  • improve quality of life for children and their families 
  • improve functional abilities and ability to self care 
  • improve children’s ability to integrate into the school environment

Referrals are accepted from clients and families, health visitors, school nurses, community paediatricians, paediatric neurologists, GPs, other health and social care professionals, or from hospital services including neurology, orthopaedics and neonatology.

Click here for a copy of the Referral Form.

Appointments are usually offered at therapy centres in your locality. If appropriate they may take place at home, nursery or school. 

The locality centres are:

  • Block 9 Ida Darwin
  • Child Development Centre, Addenbrookes
  • Oak Tree Centre, Huntingdon
  • Park Street Centre, March
  • Highfields School, Ely
There are also bases at Castle and Granta Special Schools. 


Sue Grief
Children’s Therapy Services
Block 13
Ida Darwin
Cambridge  CB21 5EE

Tel: 01223 884104

Further information is available from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists Website:

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