Frequently Asked Questions
What age do you treat?
We are able to assess and treat children from birth to 18 years of age. We are Paediatric Physiotherapists specialising in treating children and childhood disorders. All children will require an adult in attendance at their appointment.
Do I need a referral?
You do not need a referral to be seen by Leigh Children's Physiotherapy, and you can contact us directly. However, we accept referrals from GPs, Consultants, Solicitors and Case Managers, if they feel your child requires physiotherapy intervention.
Where will my appointment take place?
Unfortunately we are now not able to see children in a clinic environment. However we still offer home or school based appointments throughout the week. Please contact us for availability.
What happens at the first appointment?
At the first appointment you will also be asked to fill out a consent form and sign our terms and conditions.
The Paediatric Physiotherapist will undertake a full assessment. This will include a history of the present condition, your child's past medical history and a physical examination. It will be beneficial for your child to wear shorts and a t-shirt.
Following the assessment, we will discuss our findings with you and your child. We will talk through any appropriate treatment options and give you some exercises or advice to take away with you. In some circumstances no further intervention may be necessary.
How long will the appointment last?
Depending on your child's difficulties or condition, an initial appointment will last between 45-60 minutes. Follow up appointments will last between 30 and 60 minutes.
What happens if I am late or do not attend?
If you arrive late for your appointment you can be seen for the remainder of your allotted time and a full sessional fee will apply.
We respectfully ask that cancellations are made as far in advance as possible. Cancellations made within 4 hours of your appointment time, or non-attendance, will incur a 50% sessional fee.
We reserve the right not to assess or treat your child if we feel this is not appropriate.
What happens if my child is not getting better?
If your child's condition or pain is not improving we may decide Physiotherapy is no longer indicated. At this point we may advise you to go back to your G.P or Consultant for further investigations.
What should my child wear?
Your child should wear clothes that are loose and comfortable. If your child has a knee or hip problem, or their walking pattern needs to be observed, then shorts are advisable. For a developmental check, babies may need to be undressed to their nappy.