Where available, you can attend your consultation online via a video call.
Video calling is as convenient as a phone call, with the added value of face-to-face communication. It can save you time and brings your care closer to home.
Our service provides assessment and treatment for children and young people who are referred with conditions which limit physical ability.
We aim to provide timely and responsive access to physiotherapeutic intervention which will enable the child or young person to achieve their maximum potential for independence.
All interventions are carried out respecting the wishes and feelings of the child or young person and in the context of the family, home, recreational and educational setting.
Interventions may include:
- Neurodevelopmental / physiotherapeutic handling and exercise
- Provision of home, nursery and school exercise and activity programmes.
- Prescription / provision and monitoring of equipment and orthoses to ensure a proactive approach to mobility and postural management
- Education / training to carers to ensure an understanding of and the integration of principals of physiotherapy into all relevant aspects of the child’s life. Carers include guardians, parents / family, nursery school and college support and teaching staff
- Risk assessment for all areas of life where the physiotherapist has responsibility for the physical management of the child
- Neuro-orthopaedic surveillance clinics, jointly with Chelsea and Westminster Extended Scope Practitioners, following guidelines for monitoring hip and spine development
- Treatment and advice for a range of musculoskeletal issues, including idiopathic pain, sports injuries and rehabilitation following orthopaedic intervention
Our service aims to:
- To provide initial and ongoing assessment to identify immediate physiotherapy intervention needs and early risk factors which could limit physical development in the future.
- To provide physiotherapy interventions in accordance with best practice and professional standards that results in improved physical movement.
We work with other professionals in health, education and social care services as well as with voluntary and charitable organisations.
Children’s Therapy Department
Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health
92 Bath Road
General enquiries / administration hub: 0208 973 3480
- Uma Sai - Children’s Therapy Services Manager
- Laura McDonnell – Special Schools Stream Lead
- Kalpna Hirani – Under 5s Stream Lead
- Marc Capper – MSK Stream Lead
- Kate Crossley – Over 5s Stream Lead
- The service accepts referrals from other healthcare professionals.
- The child must have a Hounslow GP.
- Written consent from the main care giver is required before the child or young person can be seen.
Clinics operate during office hours, and there is an answer phone to leave a message outside these hours.