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Physiotherapy, Lincolnshire Community Health Services

Physiotherapy is part of Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS) Children's Therapy team. This team also includes Children's Occupational and Speech and Language Therapy. The team work across the county in a variety of settings with children and young people aged 0-19 years.

Specialist Physiotherapists work with children and young people who have physical difficulties which affect the way they move. These difficulties  may relate to problems with  muscles or bones or may be related to injuries to the brain or nervous system. Exercises and advice regarding posture,balance or coordination may be required and  sometimes, in more complex cases, specialist equipment may be given e.g. to enable child/young person  to stand or walk.

Children and young people at risk of developing postural problems are identified early through specialist assessment and along with the Children's Occupational Therapists advice and equipment may be advised to prevent complications such as tight tendons and hip/spinal problems happening in the future..

The physiotherapist will also advise on how to safely move and handle children ensuring parents carers and the child/young person are safe.

Physiotherapists are also involved with children/young people who have long term respiratory conditions ensuring that the child/young person and carers are equipped to identify potential problems and manage them early in order to prevent having to go into hospital.

The aim of the Children's Therapy team  is to help the child/young person reach their full potential through providing  appropriate intervention, advice and support.
They do this by carrying out highly specialist assessments to identify the need and, in partnership with the child or young person; parents, schools or nurseries, goals are set and management options agreed upon.

Options may be in the form of specific targeted work over a time period or advice and strategies integrated into their daily routine. The therapists do not work with the child or young person indefinitely but aim to empower them and their parents to become the experts in their own care seeking advice from the therapists when necessary. In working very closely with other professionals in health; education and social care such as specialist doctors and surgeons,teachers and carers the therapists can advise on ways to improve on movement.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Katie Clements
Contact Position
Professional advisor for Children’s physiotherapy
Telephone
01522 309025
E-mail
katie.clements@lincs-chs.nhs.uk
Website
Lincolnshire Community Health Services Website

Where to go

Name
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
Address
Waterside South
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
Postcode
LN5 7JH

Time / Date Details

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:30 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 17:00
Thursday 08:30 17:00
Friday 08:30 17:00

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Self Referral
Professional Referral
Referral Details

Referrals can be made by medical professional e.g. GP, Consultant, School Nurse
Referrals to be sent to -
Children's Therapy Service
Referral Registration
Johnson Community  Hospital
Spalding Road
Spalding
Pinchbeck
PE11 3PB

For self-referrals parents/carers can call 01522 309025

Other notes

Service for children and young people 0-19 years

Specific age range
0 - 19 Yeas
Local Offer

Local Offer

Description

SEN+D Service Description

Early identification of children with additional educational needs.
Specialist assessment contributing to the identification of childs needs.

SEN+D Facilities

Venues will have been selected to meet the individual needs of the child regarding access.

SEN+D Training

Therapists trained to degree level regarding children with additional physical needs.
Therapists are registered with Health Care Professions Council. (HCPC)

SEN+D Experience

Lincolnshire Community Health Care Services -Children's Therapy Service delivers a service to children within Lincolnshire who have physical difficulties.

Experience

Lincolnshire Community Health Care Services -Children's Therapy Service delivers a service to children within Lincolnshire who have physical difficulties.

Specialist Facilities

Venues will have been selected to meet the individual needs of the child  regarding access.

Training details

Therapists trained to degree level regarding children with additional  physical and or communication needs.
Therapists are registered with Health Care Professions Council. (HCPC)

Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type
Targeted

This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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