Physiotherapy (Children's)

  • Enabling children and young people to reach their optimum physical potential, promoting independence and encouraging physical fitness and wellbeing. Maximising function and promoting normal movement; aiming to prevent or limit contractures and deformity.

  • Directorate: Community Health and Wellbeing
  • Client Age: 0-18 years (19 in special schools)
  • Referral Criteria: Professional
  • Address: Paybody Building, 2 Stoney Stanton Road, , CV1 4FS
  • Reception hours: 08:30am - 17:00pm
  • Reception phone number: 024 7696 1455

About us

Telephone number: 024 7696 1366
Referral Criteria:  Professional

Physiotherapy aims to help and treat children and young people with physical problems as well as providing support to their families and carers. 

Children’s Physiotherapists can help  children and young people with:

  • Deteriorating conditions

  • Musculoskeletal conditions

  • Complex physical disabilities

  • Prematurity

  • Difficulty carrying out gross motor tasks

Both qualified Physiotherapists  and Physiotherapy Assistants  work within the service. Initial assessments are always carried out by a qualified physiotherapist. You may receive further assessment and intervention by a physiotherapist or an assistant depending on your child’s need. All qualified physiotherapists  are registered with the Health Professions Council.

We accept referrals for children from 0 years to 19 years, who have a range of difficulties with their mobility, strength, balance and co-ordination. Following an assessment, physiotherapy programmes are devised in collaboration with both the child and their family/carer.  Treatment is incorporated into simple, everyday activities.  Advice and training are provided so the family can help and encourage the child to practice their physiotherapy programmes. For some children, direct treatment may also be offered  on a 1:1 basis or in a group.

We are based at the City of Coventry Health Centre in the City Centre. Here we offer clinic appointments and group sessions on the fourth floor. We also see children and young people in a variety of settings across the city. Some examples of these are; within children and young people's own homes or education settings such as special schools, mainstream schools and nurseries. We will always aim to see the child or young person in the most appropriate environment for them.

Access to the service is via a referral from a health professional eg. GP, School Nurse, Health Visitor, Paediatrician, Occupational Therapist. We cannot accept referrals where we do not have signed consent from the parent/ carer.

Referral forms can be found on our own website which can be found here


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