Paediatric Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy - Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre
Paediatric Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Within Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Physiotherapists will assess and treat babies and children on the Neonatal Unit and Children’s Unit who have respiratory, neurological and/or orthopaedic conditions. You may also be seen as an outpatient in our specialist clinics. These are Cystic Fibrosis, Talipes and 0-5 Musculoskeletal.
The community Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy team work with children and young adults who have a neurodevelopmental or physical disability/impairment. Our team sees children in a variety of settings, including clinics, schools, nurseries or the child’s home, depending on the individual needs and agreed goals of the patient. Children may be referred to this service by Health Visitors, GPs, Paediatricians and other Consultants.
Our Paediatric Therapists use a range of approaches that are individually tailored to each child’s needs. This may include exercise programmes, postural management, bespoke orthotics, walking aids and/or other specialist equipment. Our Therapists work in partnership with parents, ensuring that they receive advice and support that enables them to support their child’s condition.
Occupational therapy can help your child to participate as independently as possible in the activities of everyday life. Physiotherapy is an excellent way of maximising a child’s abilities and gaining independence.
Address and contact information
- Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool Wyre & Fylde Health Authority, Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, FY3 8NR
- 01253 953937 - Acute service, 01253 951615 - Community service
- Local Offer Age Bands
0-4 years old
5-11 years old
16-19 years old