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What is Paediatric Physiotherapy

Paediatric Physiotherapy is the assessment and support of infants , children and young people from birth to  18 years (19 years for some young people in specialist education).

Paediatric physiotherapists bring their specialist skills as physiotherapists, with the addition of expert knowledge and experience of child development and childhood disabilities.  ( Association of Chartered Paediatric Physiotherapists).

What we do

We work with the child/young person (CYP), their family and others supporting the CYP to encourage each individual to get the most out of their lives, and fully develop their potential.

We provide a community based physiotherapy service to CYP; working out of clinics and where appropriate, in other settings such as school and home.  A multidisciplinary approach is taken, working closely with Paediatricians, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and others supporting the CYP.


Referrals are considered from health professionals, including GPs, School Nurses, Community Paediatricians, Health Visitors and Hospital based services.  We will also consider referrals from social care, and education professionals.  All referrals are triaged by Senior Physiotherapists to determine whether physiotherapy is likely to be beneficial.  The referrer and the CYP/family will be informed of the outcome of this triaging process.

Click here for a copy of the Referral Form (April 2018).

Appointments are usually offered at therapy centres in your locality.

The locality centres are:

  • Peacock Centre, Brookfields Hospital Site, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3DF

  • Oak Tree Centre, 1 Oak Drive, Huntingdon, PE29 7HN

  • Highfields School, Downham Road, Ely, CB6 1BD


Children's Therapy Services
The Peacock Centre
Brookfields Hospital Campus
Mill Road
Cambridge  CB1 3DF

Tel: 01223 218065 

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

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