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Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Assessment

How it works…

The first step on your journey with Therapy Stars is to book your child or young adult a Physiotherapy assessment appointment. Our comprehensive assessments allow the Team to find out more information about your child, their needs and goals and how we can help to achieve these. They are also when we can start to build our long-lasting, successful relationship with your child and family which is key to effective and excellent Physiotherapy.

Prior to your appointment, it would be useful for you to fill in a parent questionnaire that can be found below. The questionnaire will cover your main reasons for requesting physiotherapy, any relevant information about your child, including medical and birth history, and any other professionals involved in your child’s health. This should be returned before your child’s initial assessment if possible and enables the Therapist to read the information before the assessment, allowing more time for a thorough physical assessment.

We offer assessments in our Physiotherapy Clinic in Penley but these can also be completed at Home if required. The assessment appointment can last anything up to 1 hour, but this may be longer/shorter dependent on the child/young adult and their needs. Some children may need this to be split into shorter sessions or it may take longer if your child has complex needs. This can be discussed on the day.

An assessment is likely to include looking at your child’s joints, muscles and functional abilities. The Therapist may need to ask for your child to be partially undressed in order to aid the examination.

After the assessment is completed your Therapist may need to give some advice or devise a simple home exercise programme. You will also get chance to discuss if further physiotherapy treatment would be beneficial for your child, ask any questions that you may have and plan ongoing physiotherapy treatment if required.

Parent Questionnaire

If your child requires physiotherapy, please click on the link below and fill out our Parent Questionnaire prior to their first appointment. This will save time when your child’s Therapist visits to assess your child.

Physiotherapy Treatment

How it works…

Physiotherapy treatment sessions generally take place at our fully equipped Physiotherapy Clinic in Penley. However, we can also offer appointments at home, school or nursery if this is appropriate.

The follow up sessions usually take about an hour, but this will be dependent on the treatment required and the age of the child. Our Therapists use a variety of validated Treatment techniques in order to offer the best quality Physiotherapy that is tailored to each individual’s needs. We also appreciate that many children require Physiotherapy services long-term, so we strive to make all sessions fun, flexible and engaging for all.

Treatment may include:

  • Advice about activities
  • Individual treatment sessions
  • Home exercise programmes
  • School/Nursery visits
  • Small group exercise classes
  • Hydrotherapy/Aquatic therapy
  • Advice about equipment
  • Advice about footwear/orthotics
  • Review assessments.

The frequency of treatment sessions can vary. Many children benefit from regular input and due to this Therapy Stars offers packages of treatment that can be bespoke to your child/young adult’s needs.

All of this will be discussed with you by your child’s Therapist and will continue to be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Parent Questionnaire

If your child requires physiotherapy, please click on the link below and fill out our Parent Questionnaire prior to their first appointment. This will save time when your child’s Therapist visits to assess your child.

Babies and Toddlers

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Many parents have concerns about their baby or toddler. This may be due to an early diagnosis, missed developmental milestone or just a niggling worry that your child may not be developing how you would expect them to.

We understand that it can be a worrying time and we can offer a Physiotherapy Assessment in order to check how your baby is moving and developing. We can then offer appropriate support, advice and activities to help you and your child. 

Our Physiotherapists can also offer early intervention for those children who may need some extra help. Providing your baby and/or toddler with therapy at an early stage has been proven to improve outcomes for a child’s health and well-being. We can offer tailored programmes for you to follow at home/nursery and these will be progressed in line with your child’s needs.

We have experience in the successful assessment and treatment of a variety of conditions including:

  • Plagiocephaly (a flattening of your baby’s head)
  • Torticollis (head turn preference/tightness of the neck muscle)
  • Talipes (club foot/equinovarus)
  • Foot/Gait Abnormalities
  • Delayed Milestones

All of these benefit from early intervention, so if you have any concerns or would like more information, please do contact us today.

Why not take advantage of our Complimentary Physiotherapy Phone call service-this allows us to hear your concerns and discuss how Physiotherapy may be able to help your child.