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Paediatric Neurological Physiotherapy

What is Paediatric Neurological Physiotherapy?

We assess and treat children and young adults with a neurological condition or injury, resulting from damage to the brain, spinal cord or extremities of the body.  Our patients may experience weakness in their limbs, body or face. Treatment plans aim to overcome motor deficits in order to improve active movement and function. For some children this maybe learning new skills and achieving some of their developmental milestones.  This is done through specialist handling/ facilitation and lots of play; which encourages ‘normal movement’ patterns and therefore enables more efficient movement.

Paediatric Neurological Conditions we Treat

We treat a variety of neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, neuromuscular conditions, developmental delay, Erbs palsy, spina bifida, hydrocephalus and Down’s syndrome . Our highly specialised paediatric neurological physiotherapists are experts in analysing ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ movement patterns. Paediatric Neurological physiotherapists have a wide knowledge of how the body and nervous system works and its normal development in order to be able to influence development and regain or learn new skills.

The area of damage to the brain or nervous system can result in a disruption in normal functioning of the muscles and ability to move.  This can lead to children not achieving their expected milestones in the average timeframes expected for children.  Through specialist handling and influencing the correct movement patterns, we can help improve a child’s movement, their ability to mobilise and sense of achievement.

Some neurological conditions can be progressive in nature. As a condition develops symptoms may worsen over time, the skills a child gained when they were younger can become difficult or they may lose those abilities. This includes conditions such as neuromuscular diseases (DMD, SMA, SMARD). As experienced neurological physiotherapists, we can help delay/slow down physical deterioration by providing specialist input to help maintain your child’s mobility and independence for as long as possible. We are highly experienced in knowing how to maintain muscle length and a good posture, encourage activities of enjoyment over activities of daily living.  We can also provide respiratory support  and advice if required.

We can empower individuals and families throughout their rehabilitation process in order to help achieve goals and improve quality of life following the diagnosis of a neurological injury or neuromuscular condition. Every person is different which is why we assess and treat each person on an individual basis in order to develop a tailored programme to your needs, providing regular reviews where and when necessary.

 How Our Therapy Helps Your Child

All of our treatment plans focus on developing and maintain developmental milestones and independence to our patients.  As highly experienced paediatric physiotherapist we utilise play, sport and other activities of interest to your child to encourage the most participation and best outcomes.

Therapy can be multi-disciplinary where required and is individually tailored to your child’s needs. We create home exercise programmes and deliver training to family, educational support and care staff – educating them to help your child manage their condition in the most effective, client centred way.

Our ‘hands on’ therapy approach helps to improve movement, sensation, balance and function which will help increase independence and quality of life. We can provide appropriate exercises or games, tailored to your child needs and/or set up a gym routine. There may be alternative activities such as horse riding, cycling or skiing that you would like to try. Where appropriate we can help assess and provide advice and input for you so that your child may be able to experience some of these activities.

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Innovative Therapies and Hydrotherapy for Children

We have innovative therapies such as immersive and non-immersive virtual reality therapies. These therapies can help influence recovery through virtual stimulation while focusing on increasing activity and independence. These therapies can challenge movement, strength, balance, coordination, sensation, attention and cognition.

At Neurotherapy Worx we have access to aquatic therapy (hydrotherapy) where we can assess and set up a plan of exercise (and relaxation) in the water. A period of aquatic therapy can be provided within your child’s rehabilitation plan and/or set up for you to complete with a family member/s or carers with regular reviews and progression of exercises within your programme.

Paediatric Neurological Conditions we Support

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Erbs palsy
  • Developmental delay
  • Down sydrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Acquired/traumatic brain injury
  • Oncology (brain and spinal tumours)
  • Undiagnosed neurological conditions
  • Stroke
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Guillan Barre Syndrome

What Does Tailored Care Mean for Your Child?

Children learn most effectively through play and repeated positive experiences.  Following a thorough assessment, a plan with be made, taking into consideration your child’s abilities and challenges, in line with the goals and aspirations which you and your child may have.  The plan will be made into smaller achievable goals utilising a variety of activities to assist in achieving your child’s goals to reach their maximal potential.

As professional therapists we are experienced in team working and would be keen to work alongside our NHS colleagues, education provision, social care provisions, private care teams and case management services if this was deemed appropriate.  Team working would look different for each individual child and their family depending on the support you require, and which you feel would be in the best interest of your child.  It could be the sharing of information and ideas as agreed by the legal guardians, providing care givers with treatment plans and the training required to carry out the intervention, working together to review appropriate equipment, support with respiratory care and specific moving and handling to your child’s needs.

Why Work With Our Team?

Patient Centric

Patient Centric

Motivational, personalised and tailored care, based on your individual goals and fully adapted to your abilities

Home Visits

Multi Skilled Team

Our expert team work together when required, fully communicating to deliver the fastest and best outcomes

Home Visits

Fully Experienced

With extensive, hands on practical career experience of working in hospitals, clinics and the community

Why Trust Us for Your Treatment?

Qualified Specialists

Qualified Specialists

Fully HCPC, CSP, Physio First, CPD, DBS accredited with proof of up date memberships upon request. We’re member of the aquatic therapy association of chartered physiotherapists (ATACP) and association of paediatric chartered physiotherapists (APCP) and association of chartered physiotherapists in neurology (ACPIN).

Innovative Therapies

Innovative Therapies

By staying ahead of cutting edge industry treatments, we bring you new and unique support and options. We believe in staying ahead of technical advances within our industry to deliver the best levels of care. We research and use the latest medical devices to support our neurological therapies. See our therapies pages for more information.

Patient Centric

Trust Us with your Data

We’ve invested in the latest, GDPR compliant IT systems for accurate patient record keeping. Our systems match the stringent data protection standards within the healthcare industry, enabling us to communicate fluidly with your other care providers and deliver collaborative care.

Home Visits

Our friendly team visit you in your home. Following our assessment, we support you with activities of daily living that you would like to carry out more easily. Our team are enhanced police checked.

Attend Our Clinic

 Attend our fully equipped clinic for a full assessment & tailored treatment plan. Specialist equipment is available to support your activities & develop your skills, enabling you to achieve your personal goals

Neurological Problems We Help With

Walking Issues

Balance Problems

Coordination Problems

Visiospatial Disfunction

Sensory Loss







Body Alignment

Body Alignment


Range of Movement

Neuro Help

Reduced Muscle Tone

How Does Neurotherapy Treatment Work?

Neurotherapy Process

We hold a brief conversation with you about what problems you struggle with and how you need help

We capture your personal details, discuss the costs and timings and arrange an appointment

During your first appointment, you share your goals with us and we conduct a physical assessment

We work with you to build a personalised treatment plan, during a scheduled period of intervention

We may prescribe some exercises to help you to address weakness, move more efficiently and improve your quality of life

We regularly review your progress and adjust your goals as you make improvements

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