Physiotherapy Clinics and Services

Postural Care and Management

Postural management is the use of specialist equipment and exercises advised by your physiotherapist and occupational therapist. The aim is to promote good postural symmetry that aids motor development, as well as provides comfort and minimises the risk of the development of musculoskeletal postural deformities. This is known as a 24 hour approach.

As part of a child’s 24 hour postural management programme they may be provided with one or more of the following pieces of equipment:​

  • Standing frames​
  • Postural seating​
  • Sleep systems​
  • Walking frames​
  • Orthotics/splinting (includes hand splints, foot orthosis and lycra)​
  • Wheelchairs (provided by an external company)​

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Annual Review Clinic

This clinic is designed to review every child within a special school on an annual basis. It is run jointly between a physiotherapist and occupational therapist (when appropriate). Within this clinic a number of physical assessments will be completed to allow us to create a comprehensive therapy report for parents, includimg relevant therapy goals. The clinic is at the Child Development Centre and so  parents/carers are expected to attend. ​

What to bring:​

  • Any current orthosis
  • Mobility aids ​
  • Suitable clothing for physical assessment e.g. loose fitting clothes or shorts and t-shirt​
  • Parents to prepare discussion points they would like addressing 

Gait Clinic

This clinic is designed for ambulant or newly ambulant children and currently runs every three months. In this clinic the child/young person will be seen by a member of the physiotherapy team who will assess them walking and make appropriate treatment/equipment suggestions according to the assessment completed.​ This clinic is designed for children who do not need custom made orthotics.​

What we provide:​

  • Gait analysis​
  • Joint range of movement assessment​
  • Provision of off the shelf orthosis or insoles

Tone Management Clinic

This clinic is designed for ambulant or newly ambulant children, it is currently run every three months. In this clinic the child/young person will be seen by a member of the Physiotherapy team who will assess a child walking and make appropriate treatment/equipment suggestions according to the assessment completed.​ This clinic is designed for children who do not need custom made orthotics.​

What we provide:​

  • Gait Analysis​
  • Joint range of movement assessment​
  • Provision of off the shelf orthosis or insoles

Orthotics Clinic

This clinic is run in conjunction with an external orthotics company. A child will be seen in clinic by an orthotist and physiotherapist. This joint approach allows us to provide the best orthosis to fit the child/young person's functional needs. The child/young person will be referred into this clinic by their physiotherapist. ​

The clinic runs every 2 weeks on a Friday from 9am-4pm. ​

What to bring:​

  • Any current orthosis​
  • Mobility aids if used​
  • Suitable clothing (shorts where possible)​

If clinically indicated we may provide: ​

  • Custom insoles​
  • AFO's​
  • KAFO's​
  • GRAFO's​
  • Shoe raises​
  • Rocker soles ​
  • Gaiters​
  • Night/resting splints​
  • Helmets​
  • Off the shelf orthosis

Neuromuscular Clinic

This clinic is run on a 3-4 monthly basis and is designed to review children with a confirmed neuromuscular diagnosis. It is a joint clinic with the consultant paediatrician, neuromuscular advisor and physiotherapist. Within this clinic the child/young person's progress and management will be reviewed, relevant assessments completed and allows parents an opportunity to discuss any concerns. ​

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Inclusive Sports

For children to lead a healthy lifestyle they need to move as much as possible. It is recommended that children are active for at least 60 minutes per day to help keep their hearts healthy and bones strong- and if they have additional needs, this is just as important. ​

There are several inclusive sports clubs and activities that are available in the local and surrounding areas of Peterborough. Please see the links below to some of these:

Other useful contact details

Contact details for AJM Healthcare Wheelchair Services

T: 0808 169 9633

E (general enquiries): cambridgeshireandpeterborough@ajmhealthcare.org
 

Contact details for NRS Healthcare

T: 0345 121 3456

E: enquiries@cambspeter.nrs-uk.net

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