Visiting the Paediatric Physiotherapy Department

What we do

We are a team of Paediatric Physiotherapists treating children and young people up to the age of 18 years old, in a variety of settings within the hospital.

In the Physiotherapy Department, located in the Surgical Centre,  children and young people (usually of school age and over) are seen for a variety of conditions. For example, rehabilitation following trauma, fractures and soft tissue injuries; assessment and management of musculoskeletal pain.

There is a Hypermobility group and class. This is a 6 week gym based exercise programme, including an educational component for children and their parents

Babies and younger children are seen by Senior Physiotherapists in clinics held in Children’s Outpatients, Bernard Meade Wing.  Conditions seen in these clinics include, plagiocephaly and torticollis; Erb’s Palsy (Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy); walking concerns e.g. intoeing and tiptoeing; symptomatic hypermobility.

We have two Advanced Practice Physiotherapists, who have particular expertise in the diagnosis and management of Paediatric Orthopaedic conditions,  Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) and the management of clubfeet, using the Ponseti treatment method.  These specialist clinics are held in Children’s Outpatients.

A Senior Physiotherapist from the inpatient team will see any children and young people who may require physiotherapy whilst on Sunshine Ward.

Kath Thacker, Clinical Lead & Advanced Practice Physiotherapist

Paediatric Orthopaedic clinic, Hip Screening Clinic for DDH, Paediatric Musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Ellie Roland, Advanced Practice Physiotherapist

Clubfoot and Baby Foot Clinic; Paediatric Physiotherapy Clinics for babies and younger children; DDH Clinics & Paediatric Outpatient physiotherapy.

Rebecca Lin, Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist

Hypermobility Groups; Paediatric Outpatient physiotherapy; Paediatric Physiotherapy Clinics for babies and younger children.

Roache Boateng-Abraham, Rotational physiotherapist

6 month rotation treating children & young people in the Main Physiotherapy Outpatient department; Paediatric Classes.

Rachel Arundel, Senior Physiotherapist

Inpatient physiotherapy for children and young people on Sunshine Ward

Physiotherapy Main Outpatients.

Children’s Outpatient Clinics

                Paediatric Orthopaedic Assessment

                Paediatric Physiotherapy

                Hip Screening (DDH)

                Clubfoot & Baby Foot

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