Our services and how to access them

Assessment

The assessment will be tailored to identify your child's difficulties and may include some of the following:

  • Musculoskeletal assessment
  • Neuromuscular assessment
  • Chronic fatigue and pain syndrome
  • Gross motor skill acquisition
  • Developmental milestones
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Plagiocephaly and torticollis assessment
  • Gait assessment
  • Equipment needs, including orthotics and footwear
  • Your child may be assessed at home, school or nursery, or at one of our clinics, depending on the nature of their needs. The decision whether to offer further support from physiotherapy is based on the outcome of assessment, the impact of the difficulty on the child's life and the likelihood of being able to achieve change at this time.

    Interventions

    If your child is identified as being likely to benefit from physiotherapy, intervention may take one or more of the following forms:

  • Written advice
  • Individual therapy sessions, carried out by an Physiotherapist or a Therapy Assistant/Technical Instructor
  • Advice to schools on equipment, footwear and support
  • Provision of footwear or lower limb splints
  • Advice and further referral to podiatry or orthotics or as appropriate
  • Joint working with other professionals i.e. Occupational Therapy, key workers, Education etc.
  • Schools (core service)

    We have physiotherapy teams based in special schools across Warwickshire. Children and young people who attend a special school and have been referred to our service, will receive the majority of their treatment in school. The physiotherapy teams work alongside school staff to promote the integration of physiotherapy, postural care and physical wellbeing into the daily school routine.

    How to access services

    Referrals to our services can be made by schools, GP's, paediatricians and other health or social care professionals.

    Download referral criteria.

    The Physiotherapy team accepts referrals by phone, fax, letter or email. Please find below our contact details.

    Download a referral form.


    PLEASE SEND SOUTH WARWICKSHIRE PHYSIOTHERAPY REFERRALS TO THE WARWICK ADDRESS IN THE CONTACT DETAILS SECTION BELOW. NORTH AND EAST WARWICKSHIRE REFERRALS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE OTHER ADDRESSES IN THE SAME SECTION.

    If the referral meets our service criteria, the case is either placed on our waiting list or allocated to a Physiotherapist depending on referral status, which is determined by level of risk.

    The Physiotherapy service operates under a time limited intervention policy in order to provide an equitable service to all children and keep waiting times for assessment and treatment to a minimum.

    Contact details

    Warwick
    Saltisford Office Park, Building One, Ansell Way, Warwick, CV34 4UL
    Tel: +44 (0)1926 413737
    Fax: 01926 742474

    Stratford-upon-Avon
    Stratford Healthcare, Building One, Second Floor, Arden Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HJ
    Tel: +44 (0)1926 413737
    Fax: 01926 742474

    Rugby
    Orchard Centre, Lower Hillmorton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3SR
    Tel: +44 01788 555127 / Fax No. 01788 555104

    Nuneaton
    St Nicolas Park Clinic, Windermere Ave, Nuneaton, CV11 6HH
    Tel: +44 (0)2476 322047

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