Parents, Guardians, GPs, Schools and other Healthcare Professionals can refer to the Children’s Physiotherapy Service. We have a standard referral form which enables you to provide us with the information we need to decide how it is best to help the child/ young person. These referrals can be posted or emailed directly to our Service. Once a referral is received, an experienced qualified Physiotherapist, will read the referral and decide whether the referral will be accepted or not.
West Ham Lane Health Centre
84 West Ham Lane,
Telephone: 0208 586 6380
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Your child's first physiotherapy appointment will involve a thorough examination to establish how physiotherapy might be able to help. Initially, we will ask you various questions. You will be asked about your child's development, any medication they may be taking, how they are managing at school, their abilities and difficulties, any pain there are suffering from. Your child will be involved as much as possible in these discussions.
Your child will then need to be appropriately undressed for the physical examination. This is important in order to check ranges of movements and see how your child moves. They may prefer to wear shorts.
Once the physiotherapist has assessed your child, they will discuss their findings with you and together establish a plan for your child's treatment if this is required. This may include what we can do to help you and what you and your child can do at home to continue the treatment. You will always have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.