Firstly an appointment will need to be arranged for a time that is suitable for both you and your child. A telephone consultation will be made prior to this appointment to determine if physiotherapy is suitable for your child’s needs. This service is free of charge.
Kids On The Move Physio is provided in the comfort of your own home. The initial appointment is an assessment. It will last approximately 45-60 minutes. At the end of this appointment a specific treatment plan to meet your child’s individual needs will be devised.
It is requested that parents provide a quiet environment, free from distraction (e.g TV, phone). It is also expected that you stay with your child for the duration of the therapy appointment.
Depending on your child’s requirements, follow up appointments will be offered for 30 or 45 minutes. If your child requires neuro-developmental treatment a 45 minute follow-up appointment will be required. The frequency of follow up appointments will depend on each individual child’s need.
During the appointment your child may be asked to undress so that the therapist can analyse at how the arms, legs and spine are moving. We suggest that your child wears suitable clothing for this assessment and treatment, e.g. shorts and t-shirt/vest for school age children.
As a specialist paediatric physiotherapist I understand the importance of children learning through play. Depending on the age of your child, this may include assessments of strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and development of movement. The use of games, play or activities will be incorporated to analyse your child’s movement and functional abilities.
Further information and questions may be asked during the telephone consultation or at the initial assessment about your child’s condition and general development.
If your child requires a statement of Special Educational Needs (soon to be known as a Child Education, Health and social care plan) unfortunately this is something that Kids On The Move Physio is unable to provide. Any queries relating statements should be sought via your local NHS physiotherapy service.