What is paediatric physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that promotes the health and wellbeing of all. Physiotherapists are responsible for the assessment and physical management of problems that may have occurred through accident, injury, age, disease and or disability.

Paediatric physiotherapy is the specialist treatment and care of babies, children and young people from birth. Our paediatric physios bring their expertise and skills with additional knowledge of child development and childhood disabilities.

Some specialist areas of our physio are :

  • Early intervention
  • Baby Bobath and NDT
  • Advanced General Movement Assessment (Prechtl)
  • Bayley scales of infant development and many other assessments and early intervention techniques using an evidence based approach.

Paediatric physiotherapy in Bristol

Located on Hanham High Street, we are easily accessible by both car and public transport. For information about booking your child into our clinic, please give us a call or send us an enquiry through our contact section. We are happy to provide further information prior to your appointment.

All our Paediatric Physiotherapists are DBS checked and we encourage you to attend the appointment at the same time so we can discuss all treatments with you.

What does a child physiotherapist (Paediatric physiotherapist) treat?

Our treatments cover a wide range of conditions – some are similar to those that would be seen in adults, others are specific to children.

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neurological conditions e.g. head injury
  • Neuromuscular disorders e.g. muscular dystrophy
  • Acute injuries e.g. fractures
  • Torticollis (neck tightness)
  • Abnormalities of gait
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Orthopaedic conditions e.g. fractures, erb’s palsy
  • Congenital syndromes / disorders
  • High risk infant due to premature birth or birth history
  • Developmental delay
  • Co-ordination difficulties

What is early intervention?

Early intervention typically refers to a programme beginning within the 1st year of life for which the aim is to enhance infant development. The early years are critically important for cognitive and motor development. The timing of therapeutic approaches that support developmental acquisition during this period reflects the most dynamic period of neuroplasticity with the highest potential for ameliorating the negative sequelae associated with high risk infants. (Hadders-Algra et al 2017).

Our Paediatric Physiotherapist

Amy Warren CSP APCP
Amy Warren CSP APCP Paediatric Physiotherapist
Qualifying in 2003 Amy is an highly experienced Paediatric Physiotherapist specialising in early years, infants and babies. Amy has worked within the field of paediatric and neonatal Physiotherapy for over 15 years. Amy has also been involved in ongoing research to standardise and advance neonatal care and developmental outcome measures. Amy is trained in many neuro- developmental assessments and early intervention treatment, enabling her to work closely with children and their families to achieve joint goals.

Get in touch to find out how we can assist your child