Children's Physiotherapy

About the Service

COVID-19 update

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

Children's Physiotherapy Service information poster

Children's Physiotherapy Service Leaflet

Children & Young People's Therapies Service Offer

Training

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 (01923 470680 option 3, option 1) 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.

Advice Clinic
The Children’s Therapies service is now piloting a therapy advice clinic for preschool children with Down Syndrome living within the East Hertfordshire area. Parents or carers can book into these clinics to access advice and informal assessment from a physiotherapist, occupational therapist and speech and language therapist. They do not need a referral and do not have to be currently open to the service in order to access it. Booking details can be found HERE.

Contact the service

Telephone – 01923 470680 option 3, option 2
Email – hct.cyptherapies1@nhs.net
Twitter - twitter.com/Herts_CYPT
Advice Line – 01923 470680 option 3, option 1

This is a dedicated telephone number which parents, carers and professionals can call to speak to a therapist about a new referral or a child’s development. Please leave a message on our Advice Line and a therapist will contact you. Calls are responded to by a therapist on weekdays.

Service Delivery during Covid-19:

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 currently reviewing delivery of face to face groups.

If you have any urgent or new queries please contact the CYPT Advice Line number (01923 470680 option 3, option 1) 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.

Clinic Locations

How the Service is provided

Who is eligible for this Service

What will happen at your appointment

Useful information

Making a referral

Patient Experience