Children’s Physiotherapy Services

We see children and young people who need help with simple or complex physical difficulties in a variety of settings such as the home, school, nurseries

What can we offer?

Treatment is based upon an assessment of the child’s needs and the formation of an individual treatment programme.  Paediatric physiotherapists recognise the importance of working in partnership with the child, parents and carers to maximise a child’s physical abilities and independence.

Paediatric physiotherapy covers a wide range of clinical practice and conditions – some are similar to those seen n adults and some are specific to children:

  • Neuromuscular disorders e.g. Muscular Dystrophy
  • Acute injuries e.g. Fractures, Sports Injuries
  • Neurological conditions e.g. Cerebral Palsy, Head Injury
  • Respiratory conditions e.g. Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis
  • Rheumatological conditions e.g. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Congenital disorders e.g. Spina Bifida, Limb Deficiencies
  • Orthopaedic conditions e.g. Talipes, Torticollis, Plagiocephaly
  • Learning difficulties
  • Congenital syndromes and metabolic diseases
  • Neonatal care
  • Developmental delay
  • Co-ordination difficulties
  • Conditions where mobility is affected e.g. Oncology
  • Gait anomalies in young children

You can find out more information about our Children's Therapy team and services here.

What parents have said about the service:

Excellent facilities, which were clean, lots of stimulating toys to occupy/distract whilst the assessment continued, pleasant staff and treatment

How to contact us

We are happy to discuss whether a referral would be appropriate. Please contact the Physiotherapy office base nearest you:


Child Development Centre
Furness General Hospital
Barrow in FurnessLA14 4LF
Tel 01229 491320

South Lakes

Blackhall Unit
Westmorland General Hospital
Tel 01539 739766

Allerdale and Copeland

Footsteps Child Development Centre,
West Cumberland Hospital
CA28 8JG
Tel 01946 68552


Springboard Child Development Centre
Orton Road
Tel 01228 608160


Physiotherapy Office
Penrith Community Hospital
Bridge Lane
CA11 8HX
Tel 01768 245598