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Paediatric Physiotherapy Service

Who are we?

We are NHS health care professionals based at the Child development Centre in Kempston. We help children to maximise their physical abilities. We work with children with a broad range of physical problems in particular those associated with neuromuscular, musculo-skeletal (muscles and joints), and respiratory systems.

What do we do?

The paediatric physiotherapy service will offer assessment and treatment to children 0-19 years and aims to help the child achieve their full physical potential and minimise any secondary problems. These can be children with moderate or severe physical disability and/or learning disabilities or can be children with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal complaints. We use  physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being.

 Exercise, 'hands on' manual techniques, positioning, equipment provision, and 24 hour postural care are some of the approaches used

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Anne Lord
Contact Position
Professional Lead Paediatric Physiotherapist
Telephone
E-mail
Bhn-tr.cdcpaediatricphysios@nhs.net
Website
https://www.bedfordhospital.nhs.uk/

Where to go

Name
The Child Development Centre
Address
Hill Rise
Kempston
Bedford
Beds
Postcode
MK42 7EB
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
The service is open from 08:30 to 17:30 Monday to Friday.
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
First appointments usually last between 60 to 90 minutes. Follow up appointments are usually shorter depending on need.
Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately depending on their problem. Shorts and t-shirt are usually the most appropriate

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

We are based in North Bedfordshire and accept referrals for children who are registered with a GP in North and mid Bedfordshire and are under 18 years.

We require a referral from a health or education professional for the initial assessment. Once your child  has  been discharged we accept parental self referrals for the same problem if we receive this within one year of discharge. Please telephone or send an email to our generic email address above .

 

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old