Children's Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
Children’s Therapy services are offered to children and young people who have physical problems affecting their motor development and physical wellbeing. Assessment and treatment is from therapists specialising in children’s physiotherapy and occupational therapy. They will identify the required intervention and deliver programmes of care according to individual needs. This may include group or individual work.
Therapist will work with families, schools and other relevant practitioners to ensure consistency of care and that therapeutic intervention becomes part of the child’s or young person’s activities of daily living.
Therapy is offered to children and young people with a range of conditions which may include:
- Neonatal congenital conditions
- Pre term infants
- Orthopaedic/musculoskeletal conditions
- Respiratory conditions
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Oncology conditions
- Neuro-developmental disorders
- Cerebral Palsy
- Muscular dystrophy
- Chromosomal defects
- Developmental delay
- Developmental co-ordination difficulties
- Children who have sensory difficulties
What services are provided?
- Children's Physiotherapy
- Children's Occupational Therapy.
How can I get a referral?
Referral is via a health professional e.g. Consultant, GP or health visitor.
Where is the department located?
The service is based at the Newberry Child Development Centre.
Some clinics are also held in Kirkley Children's Centre (Lowestoft), in nursery or school or if appropriate, at home.
A service is offered to the Neonatal Unit and Children's Ward at the JPUH.
There are therapists based in John Grant Special School, Caister and Warren Special School, Lowestoft.
What are the opening times?
Newberry Child Development Centre: Monday to Friday 8:30 - 16:30.
How can I contact the department?
The Newberry Child Development Centre can be contacted on 01493 661424.
There is an answer machine for out of hours. All appointments may be cancelled on this number.
Head of Children & Young People’s and Neonatal services: Justine Goodwin
Senior Sister: Jo Scott
Our therapies team
Chloe Lancashire – Clinic coordinator
Christine Capps – Administrator
Tina Graham - Therapy Assistant
Stacey Hunt – Therapy Assistant
Sandy Turrell – Therapy Assistant Practitioner