Following the announcement from the Prime Minister on 22 February 2021, advising that all children and young people will return to educational settings from 8 March 2021, there will be no change to the Children and Young People’s Therapies service offer. We will continue to comply with social distancing measures when delivering appointments by using a virtual first approach. Therapists will deliver face to face intervention where indicated, wearing appropriate PPE for all sessions, both in education setting, clinic or at home. Within HCT all staff have been offered the COVID-19 vaccination and those who are undertaking face to face appointments are regularly self-testing using a Lateral Flow test.
Our service offers a child and family centred approach to children and young people from 0-18 years of age who are registered with a GP in Hertfordshire and who have a physical disability or condition that impacts on their development and their functional daily activities at home or in school.
Children’s Physiotherapy is a specialist team providing services to children and young people to promote health and preserve and improve the best possible functional level of the child or young person.
Children’s Physiotherapists have an understanding of:
The Children’s Physiotherapy Service is staffed by qualified Physiotherapists who are supported by Assistants and Administrative and Clerical workers.
All Physiotherapists are registered with the national regulatory body, Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) which maintains an on line register of all Physiotherapists meeting the required standards. www.hpc-uk.org
We are currently reviewing our training courses and workshop sessions, so that these can be delivered in a new virtual format. We hope that our new virtual training sessions will become available later in the year. New dates and details will be added here so please come back and check again if you are interested in any of our sessions.
This page contains information and help; however we also have a dedicated telephone number which parents, carers and professional can call to speak to a therapist about a new referral or child’s development. The advice line number is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please leave a message on our Advice Line 01992 823093 and a therapist will contact you. Calls are responded to by a therapist on Wednesdays.
If your child is already known to the service please contact us on the number below.
Telephone: 01923 470680
Children and Young People’s Therapies has changed the way we are working due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are continuing to accept new referrals through our usual referral pathways but have reduced service capacity at this time. In order to comply with social distancing the majority of appointments will be offered virtually either with telephone or video appointments via <Attend Anywhere >
Information on using ‘Attend Anywhere’ can be found at: https://nhs.attendanywhere.com/callers
Process for Face-to-face appointments:
Along with our Advice Line we are also delivering:
We are not currently delivering face to face groups due to the increased risk of transmission that they pose.
If you have any urgent or new queries please contact the CYPT Advice Line number - 01992 823093 and a therapist will contact you to discuss your concern.
Please remember to also look on the Website pages under Useful Information for further advice and support.
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