The paediatric MSK physiotherapy team work with children and young people aged 0-18 with injuries, conditions and disorders that affect the musculoskeletal system for example: fractures, soft tissue injuries, post-op rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology conditions and conditions related to disorders of skeletal development. We provide an out-patient service with clinics in community settings. We are also able to offer hydrotherapy treatment sessions where appropriate. We aim to promote and facilitate maximum function, ability and independence of the children and young people in our care and set treatment plans and goals jointly with our patients and their parents and carers.
How we meet your needs
The service works closely with the child, family and MDT, including the children’s physiotherapists in the Royal Bolton Hospital and the Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapists in the community to identify the best package of support for a child or young person. This may involve some intervention in the home or school setting. There may also be telephone and/or video appointments dependent on need.
Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapy for children
The Neurodevelopmental physiotherapy team specialises in the assessment, intervention, and advice for children and young people aged 0-18 years (19 years if the young person attends a special school in Bolton) who have various movement difficulties. These difficulties may arise from a developmental, neurological or muscle condition.
A child or young person may require intervention from this service because they have
Difficulty with posture and movement
Difficulty achieving developmental milestones
Difficulty/concerns about walking
Difficulty physically accessing a variety of environments
Rehabilitation needs following an illness or injury
The service is child and family focussed and aims to promote and facilitate maximum function and independence in order for the child/young person to participate in family, school and leisure activities. The team works with parents, carers and educational staff to support children/young people to maximise their potential.
How we meet your needs
The service will see children and young people in their home, education or clinical settings dependant on need. There may also be telephone and/or video appointments. We will support parents, carers and teachers to enable the child and young person to engage in activities in that setting and throughout the day that enable them to reach their goals.