Patients & Visitors

Physiotherapy & Orthotics Service

A3

Paediatrics

The Children's Physiotherapy service based at the RUH's Children's Centre serves a large geographical area covering all of Banes, two thirds of Wiltshire and at present East Mendip.

We have a staff of approximately 7 whole time equivalents and a good skill mix from band 2 to band 8a. As therapists we only treat children and have all got specific as well as generic skills.

Due to this we are able to be very flexible in our service delivery and be able to signpost children and their families to the correct physio with the best skills for their health needs. We offer a broad service, from 'the worried well' right up to families of children with severe complex needs which may be life limiting.

Therapist work both on the ward, outpatient settings and out in the community in schools both special and mainstream, nursery and playgroups, opportunity groups as well as other community hospitals.

One of our major strengths is the ability to work holistically with the families. Due to liaison with a large network of other professionals in not only health but education and social care, we are able to provide as joined up a service as possible.

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