For patients receiving care from the Children & Young People’s Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service

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Who do we see?

We provide a service for children and young people who present with a musculoskeletal problem (this is a problem with your joints and muscles)

We work in partnership with families, carers, education, medical and health colleagues to ensure you receive high quality care

Where will you be seen?

Our Service is citywide and we run clinics from various venues  throughout your area

When will the first appointment be?

You will have been referred to our service by your G.P. or other Health Professional

Once you are at the top of our waiting list we will contact you by letter offering an appointment

Your first appointment

It is important you attend the first appointment with your parent or carer

We will already know a little bit about you from the referral but we will need you to provide us with further information.

The physiotherapist will then complete a detailed assessment and discuss with you and your parent/carer how physiotherapy can help.

This can take up to an hour

How often you will need to come to physiotherapy will also be discussed

What should you bring?

To be able to fully assess you, please bring suitable clothing such as shorts as we will need you to undress

Please also bring any splints or insoles that you use and your regular footwear

What does the treatment involve?

After assessment and discussion we will agree treatment goals and a treatment plan with you

Treatment can be delivered individually or as part of a group and may include:-

  • Specific exercise and stretching programmes for home and school
  • Using gym equipment
  • Assessment for the use of specialist equipment such as splints
  • Strapping techniques
  • Referral to other health professionals
  • Pain management techniques

Who may be involved?

We work in partnership with families, carers, education, medical and health colleagues to ensure you receive high quality care

Physiotherapy students may be present. Please let your physiotherapist know if you are not happy with this.

How to change your appointment

If you cannot attend your appointment , please contact the clinic to cancel.

We will rearrange your appointment to a date and time which is more convenient for you.

If you do not attend your appointment or are not in when we visit, and do not  let us know you may be discharged.