The Peterborough Children’s Physiotherapy Service provides specialist needs-led children’s physiotherapy for children and young people (from birth to 18 years old, or 19 years if in a special educational setting) presenting with general developmental delay, movement disorder or disability due to any diagnosis or illness for which physiotherapy intervention is indicated.

Welcome to Peterborough Children's Physiotherapy

Our services

Your child will have general developmental delay, a movement disorder or disability due to any diagnosis or illness for which physiotherapy is indicated. You may have a pre-existing condition which will have a significant impact upon your child’s development, or neurological damage caused before, at or shortly after birth.

How can we help you?

We work alongside a range of health, social and education services working with children or young people and their care givers. We work with you and your child to:

  • Maximise their abilities
  • To encourage independence
  • Support you and all carers with a therapy programme
  • Advise on, or provide specialist equipment.

Where are we based?

The Physiotherapy Team provides care in the most appropriate setting for each child or young person, this may be:

  • The Child Development Centre, City Care Centre, Peterborough.
  • The child’s own home
  • Pre-school settings
  • Schools and special schools


Referrals are accepted from GPs, all members of the primary care team, other community teams and a wide range of professionals working with children and young people. We accept referrals for children meeting our eligibility criteria who are registered with a GP in Peterborough and some areas of NHS Cambridgeshire (Yaxley and Whittlesey)We may also accept children who live in the Peterborough City Council area but are registered with a GP in Stamford and Market Deeping.

Please find a copy of the referral form at the bottom of the page under 'further information'.

Urgent referrals will be accepted through a telephone discussion with the Head of Service but must be followed up by letter  Please provide:

  • Demographic information, including name, address, sex, date of birth, NHS number, school if appropriate
  • Diagnosis
  • Reason for referral

Contact us

Children’s Physiotherapy Service
Peterborough City Care Centre
Thorpe Road
PE3 6DB (see map below)

01733 847 166

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The page was last updated on 30 December 2019 by salteditors.

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