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Children's Physiotherapy Service

Children’s Community Physiotherapy Service is provided for children and young people with disorders or delays in their movement skills who will benefit from physiotherapy. Physiotherapy helps to develop (or re-gain) movement abilities and prevent or minimise long-term problems and can be summarised as the ‘medicine for movement’.

Physiotherapists provide assessments, therapy, practical advice, strategies and equipment to ensure children with physical needs are able to develop and achieve physically, academically, socially and emotionally, with support of family and carers, to reach their full potential. Physiotherapy staff work in a multi-agency context with partners in education and acute hospital trusts. The service is comprised of physiotherapists and support staff. Intervention is delivered in a variety of ways depending on the needs of the child and family; this may be through individual or group therapy, parent education sessions or the provision of equipment.

The aim of intervention is for the family and carers to be able to understand and self-manage the child’s condition and ongoing needs. It is not unusual for a child to have a number of phases of treatment throughout their childhood and they may be transferred back to the care of universal health visiting or school nursing and their GP during this time. As new needs emerge a referral can be made back to the service.

Who to contact

0116 223 2492
Visit the Children's Physiotherapy Service website

Where to go

Corporate Offices, Bridge Park Plaza
Bridge Park Road
View LE4 8PQ on a map

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mon - Fri 9am-5:30pm (office closes 4:30)

Other Details


Age Ranges
0-16 unless in full time education then 0-19
Referral required
Referral Details

Referral criteria

  • Children and young people from birth to age 16 (up to 19 years in statutory education) registered to GP practices in Leicester City, Leicestershire County and Rutland.
  • Children and young people attending schools within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland if the physiotherapy therapy intervention needs to be delivered in the context of the curriculum.
  • Children and young people with significant functional; independence; sensory; movement or perceptual difficulties that can be changed through physiotherapy therapy intervention.

We see children with:

  • Developmental disorders or delays in their movement and gross motor skills
  • Neurological deficit
  • Acquired neurology
  • Neuromuscular deficit
  • Complex special needs that includes neurodevelopmental delay with complex physical disability equivalent to GMFSC III to V in CP

How to make a referral:

  • FYPC Single Point of Access referral form by post to: Leicestershire Partnership Trust, Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicestershire, LE4 8PQ
  • By secure e-mail :
  • SystmOne users can also refer using e-referral

Download the FYPC referral form here.

Referrers should include information about child’s developmental stage, as well as chronological age, to ensure the child is directed to a clinic appropriate for their ability.

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This page was last updated on: 15/08/2022

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