Children's Physiotherapy

Children's Physiotherapy

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Children's Physiotherapy

Providing assessment and therapeutic care plans for children and young people with medical difficulties which impinge on their motor development, health and well being.

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0300 1310 111

About This Service

Eligibility criteria

Children and young people (up to 19 years old) who are in full-time education and have neurodevelopmental difficulties. They must be registered with a GP in the mid Essex area or attend a special school inside the area.


We are not able to offer an acute respiratory or pain-management service.

Service details

We offer physiotherapy on an individual or group basis for neuro-developmental, muscular-skeletal and co-ordination difficulties.

Children and young people are seen at Moulsham Grange Children’s Centre or, when a need arises, at their school, nursery or home.

We offer a variety of approaches, including Bobath, conductive education and hydrotherapy.

We support children and young people post surgery, after Botox and with palliative-care needs.

24-hour postural management for neuro-developmental conditions is achieved through equipment provision, including sleep systems and exercise programmes.  Lycra garments and orthotic devices are supplied via clinics with visiting orthotists.

Specialist school motor assessments are carried out jointly with the occupational therapy service.

Our team includes qualified physiotherapists and assistants.

All children and young people are seen within 18 weeks and prioritised according to clinical need and age, with pre-school children taking precedence due to their greater potential for rehabilitation.

Service Delivery

We run therapy clinics at a variety of locations, such as Moulsham Grange Children's Centre in Chelmsford, schools, children’s centres, nurseries, clinics or your child’s home.

Our service runs Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm. We are based at Moulsham Grange.

Referral process

Your child must be referred by a healthcare professional, such as a community or acute paediatrician, GP, health visitor or education staff.

If your child lives out of area but attends a special school within our area, they may be seen at school premises.

When & Where

We provide this service at a number of locations. To find the location nearest to you, enter your postcode into the field below and then click ‘Submit’.

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Getting In Touch

Your feedback is a key source of information and we encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions, concerns, compliments or would like to make a complaint relating to our services. We can:

  • Resolve your problems or concerns
  • Provide advice and support
  • Answer your questions
  • Point you in the right direction of useful information and support

Key Resources



Useful Links

  • Scope: About disability

    Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we’ll be here.

  • Cerebral Palsy Sport

    Cerebral Palsy Sport is the country’s leading national disability sports charity supporting people with cerebral palsy to reach their life potential through sport and putting people with cerebral palsy and their families at the heart of everything we do.

  • The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP)

    APCP is one of the CSP's largest Professional Networks and continues to thrive with a membership of approximately 2,200 paediatric physiotherapists from across the UK plus a growing number of overseas members. 

How Are We Doing?

Latest Service News

  • Professional, was listened to, concerns taken seriously and addressed.

    June 2017
  • The people are friendly very helpful and explain well to both child and adult.

    October 2017
  • Very good communication and very welcoming.

    October 2017
  • Flexible, friendly, professional experience, every time.

    November 2017
  • Physiotherapist excellent, took lots of time over assessment and took concerns seriously. Appointment came through much quicker than anticipated.

    November 2017
  • Child friendly, professional and thorough.

    December 2017
  • Friendly, professional, helpful and productive.

    December 2017

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