Physiotherapy Referrals

Referral Criteria:

The child/young person must be between the ages of 0-18 years old (19 if in special school) and have a registered Peterborough GP for their referral to be considered. 

Common conditions that we see: 

  • Neurodevelopmental conditions e.g. Cerebral Palsy 

  • Neuromuscular conditions e.g. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 

  • Gross motor development concerns 

  • Genetic conditions with associated physical disability 

While our service does not treat musculoskeletal conditions i.e. back pain, hypermobility, tiptoe walking, services are available within the local area for this. Please speak to your child’s GP for a referral to the hospital physiotherapy team.   

All referrals are triaged by a physiotherapist on a regular basis. The child/young person and their family as well as the person who completed the referral will be notified of the outcome. 

Who Can Refer? 

Referrals are considered from the following health professionals.

  • GP's
  • Paediatricians/Consultants
  • Health visitors
  • Social care
  • Education professionals (SENCo's)
  • Other allied health care professionals (e.g. cccupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychologists)

How to Refer?

To ensure that triage can be completed appropriately and in a timely manner, please provide as much information as possible on the referral form. We do not accept referrals where the form has not been completed. Please note that we aim to see all children within 18 weeks of the referral. 

Please follow the link below to complete the referral form:

Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy Joint Referral Form.docx [docx] 220KB


As a patient

As a patient, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Patient Advice and Liaison service  Contact the Trust