Trained in working with children who have problems with developmental delay, pain movement and postural control, coordination or breathing difficulties.

The paediatric physiotherapy service is part of a multidisciplinary team offering support to children and their families within the Airedale NHS Foundation Trust catchment area.

The team are based at the Child Development Centre and provide a service Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm. Some members of staff work until 5 on certain days. There is no bank holiday cover.

The multidisciplinary team sees children, from birth through to 18 years if the child is in full time education (19 years if in a special school), who have developmental difficulties and/or physical disabilities.

The role of the Physiotherapy team is to enable children and young people to reach their maximum functional level in the home, school or community. The team deal with children who have problems with movement, coordination or breathing and will set an individual programme for your child’s needs.

Physiotherapists also have an important role to play in explaining to parents/guardians and carers the best way to help their child. We also carry out statutory duties in relation to providing advice for special educational needs assessments for children.

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