Department of Physiotherapy

Level 5C

  • Telephone: 01273 696955 Extension 3153
  • Fax: 01273 523138
  • Clinical Lead Physiotherapist: Helen Atherall

To make, change or cancel an appointment please contact: 0300 303 8360

The physiotherapy team provides an inpatient and outpatient paediatric service, assessing and treating babies, children and young people with a variety of acute and long-term conditions. It supports most of the medical and surgical specialties including orthopaedic, neurology, rheumatology, oncology and respiratory medicine.

Department hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, with an out-of-hours on-call service for paediatric inpatients with respiratory conditions. The department has individual treatment rooms and a larger four-bay space and gym.

The department uses the Ponseti method of treating children with clubfoot. It also offers a comprehensive musculo-skeletal treatment service, including off-site hydrotherapy. Individual physiotherapists work with the multidisciplinary teams in cystic fibrosis, rheumatology and oncology.

Referrals are accepted from hospital doctors, community doctors, GPs and health visitors. The physiotherapy team is able to advise other health professionals. The department also offers a satellite service at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath on Wednesdays and Fridays.

The department works closely with the other Paediatric Physiotherapy teams based at the Seaside View Child Development Centre in Brighton and Nightingale Health Centre in Haywards Heath.