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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Children's Physiotherapy

Children's Physiotherapy


Contact Details

Telephone: 01604 544655

Children’s Physiotherapy
Womens and Children's Department
Northampton General Hospital

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.


How to find us

The children’s physiotherapy team are based at the hospital site, in the child development centre (Area L).

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children's physiotherapists

Senior management team Jacqui Jenkins and Helen Carter


About the team


The team is made up of children’s physiotherapists and assistants.

What we do:

Paediatric physiotherapists have specialist skills with the addition of expert knowledge and experience of child development and childhood disabilities.

We use a child centered approach to assessment and treatment.  We work with the child/young person, their family and others supporting them to encourage each individual to get the most out of their lives, and to fully develop to their potential.  

We work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide services for children aged 0-19 with a range of developmental, neurological, neuromuscular or musculoskeletal difficulties.  Some of the conditions that we see children with are:

  • cystic fibrosis

  • Down’s syndrome

  • JIA,

  • Neuromuscular conditions

  • Musculoskeletal problems in children aged up to 8 years old 

There is a physiotherapy-led orthopaedic clinic for treatment of congenital foot and hip conditions and jointly-run orthotic clinics.

As an out- patient your child’s appointment may be at a variety of locations.  Please check your appointment letter for confirmation. Older children may wish  to bring shorts and T-shirts or wear tracksuit bottoms to the appointment.

As an in-patient your child may be seen whilst on one of the Children’s or on a maternity ward.   On Paddington and Disney wards we treat acute and chronic respiratory conditions, emergency and elective orthopaedic injuries and are involved in neuro-rehabilitation. We also work on Gosset ward in the assessment and treatment of premature babies and are involved in the assessment of babies born with Brachial Plexus Palsy and talipes on the maternity wards.


Transition into Adult Services

For those young people who require on-going physiotherapy management we participate in the transition process to Adult Services via our transition pathway from aged 14 onwards.


Information on Referral Criteria to the Children’s Physiotherapy Service

This document explains what are appropriate referrals to Children’s Physiotherapy. It should ensure we only receive referrals that will benefit from physiotherapy. This will save time for the, patient/family,  referrer,  and physiotherapist . It will also enable the patient to be directed to the most appropriate service in a timely manner.

Please find the document here.

How to Access the Service

Referrals are accepted from healthcare professionals and school SENCOs  via the referral management centre

*Please note any child with a musculoskeletal problem over the age of 8, should be referred to the Adult Outpatient Physiotherapy Services*


Let us know how we’re doing

As a team, we really value your feedback. If you would like to let us know about your experience with us, please click here on  to be taken to a child friendly survey

To find out more about the friends & family test survey which runs throughout the hospital, please take a look at our Patient Experience pages

Your feedback will be used to make improvements to our service where you raise issues, and also to give staff the recognition they deserve.

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