To help each child achieve their physical potential within the limitations of their medical condition.
What does a Paediatric Physiotherapist do in Eden Academy schools?
The Paediatric Physiotherapy Services are provided by the local Health Trust. Physiotherapists:
• aim to help your child achieve their physical potential within the limitations of their medical condition.
• assess, treat and manage pupils who have an impairment or disorder of movement and / or, disability or illness, which may be improved, controlled or alleviated by physiotherapeutic intervention and/or the use of specialised equipment.
What does the Physiotherapy Team provide?
• The therapists treat children with physical problems caused by neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and cardio-vascular / respiratory conditions. They hold a clinic at school each week where they assess and treat children.
• The physiotherapists work closely with all the other professionals in school. At each of our Eden Academy schools a dedicated member of staff works to ensure that programmes provided by the physiotherapists are carried out as part of the daily activities in the classroom.
How can a referral be made?
• Pupils who have Physiotherapy listed in the Education, Health & Care Plan (EHC plan) are eligible to be seen by this service.
• The service operates an open referral system, which means that all professionals and parents can refer. Parents and carers are asked to discuss a referral first with their GP. Only written referrals are accepted.