Paediatric Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

Acute Service

Within Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Physiotherapists will assess and treat babies and children on the Neonatal Unit and Children’s Unit who have respiratory, neurological and/or orthopaedic conditions. You may also be seen as an outpatient in our specialist clinics. These are Cystic Fibrosis, Talipes and 0-5 Musculoskeletal.

 

Where are we?

Blackpool Victoria Hospital,
Whinney Heys Road,
Blackpool,
Lancashire, FY3 8NR.
Contact Us

Blackpool

01253 953937 /953512

Availability

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Monday to Friday 8am til 4pm.

 

 

 

 

Extra Help

 

If you need help with British Sign Language or translation the team can arrange help through a translator or note taker.

 

Community Services

The community Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy team work with children and young adults who have a neurodevelopmental or physical disability/impairment. Our team sees children in a variety of settings, including clinics, schools, nurseries or the child’s home, depending on the individual needs and agreed goals of the patient. Children may be referred to this service by Health Visitors, GPs, Paediatricians and other Consultants.

Our Paediatric Therapists use a range of approaches that are individually tailored to each child’s needs. This may include exercise programmes, postural management, bespoke orthotics, walking aids and/or other specialist equipment. Our Therapists work in partnership with parents, ensuring that they receive advice and support that enables them to support their child’s condition.

Occupational therapy can help your child to participate as independently as possible in the activities of everyday life. Physiotherapy is an excellent way of maximising a child’s abilities and gaining independence.

 

Where are we?

Blenheim Child
Development Centre
,Whitegate Drive Health Centre, Blackpool,FY3 9ES.

St Annes Primary
Care Centre
,

Durham Avenue,

Lytham St Annes,

Lancashire,

FY8 2EP.

Contact Us

Blenheim Child Development
Centre

01253 951615

St Annes Primary Care Centre

01253 951101

Extra Help

 

If you need help with British Sign Language or translation the team can arrange help through
a translator or note taker.

 

Leaflets and Resources

The leaflets at the links below may provide further help.

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Association  of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists Leaflets

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