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SEND Whittington Health - Haringey Children’s Physiotherapy

The children’s physiotherapy team in Haringey is now based at Tynemouth Road Health Centre. We also provide services to children in their own homes, children’s centres, mainstream and special schools across the borough.

Physiotherapists assess and treat movement difficulties which impact on a child’s everyday functioning using a range of approaches. Physiotherapy techniques and exercises are taught to parents and carers who then integrate the advice into the child’s routines at home and at school. We work alongside orthotists and equipment reps to provide orthotics and specialist physiotherapy equipment to enable physical participation in everyday life.

The team covers 4 main areas:

  • Early Years (under 5’s)
  • Children with disabilities attending mainstream schools
  • Children in special schools
  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy

The early years, mainstream and special schools teams specialise in helping children with disabilities.

The children’s musculoskeletal physiotherapy service for children aged 5 to 18 which also operates from Tynemouth Road Health centre. They specialise in treating injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system in typically developing children.

Referrals are only accepted from a medical professional for physiotherapy and GPs and health visitors are the main sources of our referrals.

The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists website (external link) has a section for parents and carers containing useful information on child development and physical activity.

SCOPE (external link) is a national (England and Wales) disability equality charity providing information and support to families and people with disabilities.

Ei Smart (external link) is a website offering resources for early intervention for babies with developmental issues and disabilities. You can download developmental play leaflets in different languages which provide useful ideas for helping your baby develop movement skills.

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Page last updated:

June 8, 2022